Our mission as the Bloomington Winter Farmers’ Market is to extend the farmers market season and increase the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year.
We encourage direct contact between producer and consumer and spread understanding of local food economy issues. We strive to produce and provide the greatest possible varieties of local foods while working together in a cooperative atmosphere to ensure the success of the market.
Linda Chapman founded the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market in 2004 with financial support from Slow Foods. From 2007-2013, the Local Growers’ Guild provided administrative support through a collaborative relationship with the market. Since the 2013-2014 season, the market has been a project of the Center for Sustainable Living.
Our Advisory Council
- Rosie Sill, Earth Song Farm, farmer representative: President
- Thomas G. Doak, customer representative: Vice-President, Market Manager
- Caitlin Watkins: Treasurer
- Teresa Birtles, Heartland Family Farm, farmer representative
- Jeff McEvilly, McEvilly Gardens, farmer representative
- Louise Miracle, Pie First Bakery, prepared food representative
- Grant Pershing, Blue Hour Farm, farmer representative
- Kathy Aiken, Secretary
Become a Friend of the Market
The Bloomington Winter Farmers Market, the oldest winter market in the state of Indiana, has been a Bloomington tradition since 2004. More than 35 vendors sell a wide variety of produce, meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, prepared foods, and crafts. Customers can also sip an espresso or enjoy a hot breakfast while listening to world-class musical entertainment.
The Winter Market reaches out to the whole community in support of local growers and musicians. We enhance our community’s understanding of healthful options in lifestyle habits by providing on site access to local, healthy food.
As a Friend of the Farmers’ Market, you can enhance Market events like musical entertainment and CSA Day; help low-income people increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food; and foster local food systems that are healthy, sustainable, and secure.
Your tax-deductible gift helps the Market broaden its impact and keeps it a vibrant community asset for decades to come. To donate, you can mail a check payable to BWFM to PO Box 503, Bloomington, IN 47402. Or, you can donate through PayPal.