Tag: Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market

This Holiday Season, Start a New Tradition — Shop Locally

Holiday shopping on Bloomington’s downtown Square. Photo by Steve Raymer BY CARMEN SIERING When holiday shopping starts in earnest on Thanksgiving weekend, many folks can’t wait to pack into the big-box stores, pushing and shoving to snag a bargain. But Talisha Coppock, executive director of Downtown Bloomington Inc., suggests a different scenario for those who [...]

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Hop Jockeys: Sharing Passion For Craft Homebrew (Photo Gallery)

(l-r) Angela AuBuchon, Eric Blanton, Mike Baladi, Steve Bright, and John Fansler. Photo by Andrew Grodner BY CARMEN SIERING Finding craft beer in Bloomington isn’t difficult, but for some hardcore beer aficionados, the fact that you can purchase beer you love is no reason to stop crafting it yourself. Better yet is the ability to share that beer with other [...]

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The Winter Farmers’ Market Is Up and Running at Harmony (Photo Gallery)

Photo by Merrill Hatlen BY AUBREY DUNNUCK On December 5, the Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market picked up right where the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market left off, making locally grown products available year-round. And there’s far more than fresh produce at the market. Every Saturday morning until March 26, there’s also a concert, a café, and [...]

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Feature Story: ‘An Artist’s Images on the B-Line Trail’ — Poem and Photography by Roger Pfingston (Video)

“As I pointed out in the poem,” Pfingston says, “I’m impressed with the boldness and the talent behind much of the graffiti on the buildings south of the Patterson Drive bridge." Roger Pfingston is a retired English and journalism teacher who taught at Bloomington High School North for 25 years. He has been quietly publishing [...]

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There’s a Healthy Appetite for WFIU’s ‘Earth Eats’

Annie Corrigan on the job at WFIU. Photo by James Kellar BY CARROL KRAUSE What local radio show easily outperforms both This American Life and Fresh Air on Twitter? The answer is Indiana Public Media’s Earth Eats, aired Saturday mornings on WFIU and hosted by Annie Corrigan. With 329,000 Twitter followers [in February 2015], it [...]

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The Farmers’ Market Marks 40 Seasons

BY CARMEN SIERING There’s nothing more quintessentially Bloomington than buying locally produced goods from the folks who produce them, and nothing epitomizes that buy-local spirit more than the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. Now celebrating its 40th season, the Farmers’ Market started with just 23 vendors. That’s a far cry from the 130 vendor applications accepted [...]

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Marcia Veldman: Food Activist

BY CARMEN SIERING There’s no telling what might set someone on the career path she was meant to follow. For Marcia Veldman, coordinator of the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, it was smog. After earning a bachelor’s degree in sports science at Indiana University in 1986, Veldman moved to Los Angeles. “There were days you weren’t [...]

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