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Visit, shop and support local farmers and growers, and small businesses, at Switchyard Park on Tuesdays, June through September.

The use of face coverings by Market shoppers and vendors is strongly recommended.

The Tuesday Market begins June 1 from 4-7 p.m. and is held on the brick plaza north of the Pavilion building, 1611 S. Rogers Street.

For the first time, A Fair of the Arts, an art and fine craft fair featuring local and regional artists, will be held in conjunction with the Tuesday Market every other Tuesday through Sept. 21. Both events will run concurrently outside the Pavilion, with farm vendors set up on the brick plaza on the north side of the Pavilion near the Rogers Street parking lot, and A Fair of the Arts artists set up on the Pavilion lawn.

Link to the A Fair of the Arts website for a sneak preview of A Fair of the Arts artists and their work.

Admission to Tuesday Market and A Fair of the Arts is free. Free parking is available in the Switchyard Park parking lots off South Rogers Street, South Walnut Street, and Grimes Lane. To visit the Tuesday Market and A Fair of the Arts via Bloomington Transit, take #2 South Rogers/Countryview. Link to the Bloomington Transit website for more information about bus routes.

COVID-19 Safety

Farmers' Market staff remain committed to the health and safety of fellow employees and Market shoppers alike. Staff will continue to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing when interacting with vendors, customers and coworkers. The use of face coverings and physical distancing among shoppers, vendors, and groups of people who do not live in the same household is recommended for Market shoppers and vendors.

Nutrition Programs at the Tuesday Market

Link to more information about Double Market Bucks, and how to redeem food stamps at the Tuesday Market.

The Bloomington Parks Foundation is continuing its support of the Double Market Bucks program at the Tuesday and Saturday Farmers' Markets doubling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the Market, up to $27 per Market day. SNAP participants may use up to $27 in EBT benefits to purchase up to $54 in "Market Bucks", which are gift certificates that can be used just like cash to purchase qualifying items from Market vendors.

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is furthering its mission to support access to nutrition for vulnerable populations by using a grant from the Bloomington Health Foundation to triple Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits for low-income seniors and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants. The Bloomington Health Foundation in January 2020 awarded a grant for $79,976 to the Bloomington Parks Foundation to be used for tripling these supplemental nutrition programs at the Farmers' Market in 2020 and 2021. Eligible WIC participants are issued Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers that can be used at Market for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Because of this grant from the Bloomington Health Foundation, WIC clients will be provided a coupon which triples the value of their FMNP benefits. That coupon can be exchanged at the Farmers' Market for "Market Bucks", which can be used like cash at the Market to buy food from participating vendors.

The grant also provides for the tripling of Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program vouchers, offered through the Area 10 Agency on Aging.