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Bloomington Market Named Indiana's Best by

[[image:13346,right]|Bloomington Community Farmers' Market]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 11, 2016

For more information, please contact:
Marcia Veldman, Farmers' Market Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, 812.349.3704 or []

Bloomington, Ind.-Farmers markets offer so much more than the freshest produce - they play a key role in growing a healthy and connected local community.

[,|] a search engine for vacation rentals, announced Tuesday they have selected the [Bloomington Community Farmers Market|Bloomington Community Farmers Market] as the best in Indiana.

According to an e-mail message from, the company wanted to take a special effort to honor stand-out examples of farmers markets in each state. They researched market location, size, number and variety of vendors, special events, and general reputation to build a list of the best farmers markets in each state.

Anne Harris of said, "As someone who really enjoys seeing what's new at her local market every week (Ferry Building Farmers Market in San Francisco, represent!) I'm glad to be able to share the love and awareness of farmers markets with all our customers."

According to the Web site, farmers markets reinforce community spirit by connecting families on a grassroots level. They further shape and reflect American culture, and many times, inspire us to become even more amazing cooks ourselves.

"We are honored to be selected as Indiana's best farmers market," said Bloomington Community Farmers' Market coordinator Marcia Veldman. "Our farmers and growers, and our loyal market customers, deserve recognition for their commitment to providing healthy, locally grown food for our community."

The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market season opens April 2 at Showers Common at 401 N. Morton St. For more information about the Market, or [to be added to the e-mail list for the weekly Market newsletter,|] call 812.349.3700.