Farmers Market logo Dec 2012

Sunday, July 26 · 5-8:30 p.m.
$45/person · For all ages.

Bus departs City Hall at 4 p.m.

If riding the bus, register by 7/17 (Code: 26501-A)

If driving on your own, register by 7/17 (Code: 26501-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)

Enjoy an evening of getting closer to your food as the Homegrown Indiana Farm Tour features Freedom Valley Farm and owner Jim Baughman. The 170-acre farm property is located in the rolling countryside of Owen County, Indiana near the town of Freedom, on the fertile soil of the White River watershed. Freedom Valley Farm, which grows and sells over 40 varieties of vegetables year-round at Bloomington's summer and winter markets is one of our area's premier Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. The use of high tunnels and other innovative season extending methods allow for cool season production in the five acre vegetable production area. The farm is also a Purdue University-selected study site for evaluating the impact of biochar on soil fertility. As visitors will learn, biochar is charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil as a means of capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and which aids in a balancing the soil and improving mineral uptake in plants. The evening culminates in a dinner prepared by local chefs from No Coast Reserve and Function Brewing, including vegetarian and vegan options. Entertainment rounds out the experience. It is a farm to fork experience you will not want to miss.

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

Guest Tips and Itinerary

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.