Farmers Market logo Dec 2012

Sunday, September 28 · 2:15-7:15 p.m.
$25/person · For all ages.

Bus departs City Hall at 2:15 p.m.

If riding the bus, register by 9/22 (Code: 96510-A)

If driving on your own, register by 9/22 (Code: 96510-B)

Don't care to register online? Fill out the program registration form and mail it with your payment to the Parks and Recreation Department. (PDF 105.26 KB)

Registration opens August 10.

The fall Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour travels to Living Roots EcoVillage. Participants will tour the natural building village and campground, greenhouses, animal barn, and produce farm. Visitors will see how EcoVillage residents cook with solar ovens, rocket stoves, and old-fashioned wood cook stoves in cabins built from all-natural materials. Electricity is provided by solar panels, and water comes from the spring house. The greenhouses are extremely efficient in growing greens and roots during the winter and starting seedlings year round. Visitors will be able to mingle with the farm animals, including grass-fed cattle, horses, lots of chickens, and a few pigs. Tour the organic vegetable and fruit gardens where more than 300 varieties of every imaginable crop are planted each year. Learn and ask questions about the Living Roots EcoVillage sustainability practices and explore firsthand one of the largest organic growing operations in Indiana. The evening concludes with a simple meal of seasonal soup, home-baked bread, and cookies.

Co-Sponsored by Local Growers Guild, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, Harvest Moon Flower Farm, No Coast Reserve and Function Brewing.

For more information about the Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour, contact the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market at farmersmarket@bloomington.in.gov or call (812) 349-3738.