- ABOUT US -
The Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market Inc. is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of farmers, prepared food vendors, and customer representatives. Funding for the market comes from vendor fees, grants, and donations. In addition, the BOD hires an independent contractor as the market manager to manage the markets. The market manager represents the market board, making market decisions based on policy and guidance from the BOD. The BWFM is NOT affiliated with the City of Bloomington.
We run the oldest winter farmers’ market in Indiana and are excited to bring the community a year round market with the creation of the Woolery Farmers’ Market.
At our markets, we seek to encourage relationships between local food producers and our community. We strive to provide the greatest possible variety of fresh, local foods while working together in a cooperative, safe atmosphere. We work with the Farm to Family Fund in addition to accepting SNAP to help nourish members of our community in need. Our goal is to bring people together in a celebration of local food and community, offering a vibrant, healthy gathering space, and giving community members the opportunity to know the families that make and grow their food.
With the addition of the Woolery Farmers’ Market, we offer the community a year round market, increasing the availability of fresh produce and other local products throughout the four seasons of the year. We host over 30 vendors, have live music, and offer a space for the community to connect.
You’ll find an incredible selection of local produce from spinach and heirloom tomatoes to strawberries and winter squash. We offer meat ranging from bison and beef to pork to wild Alaska salmon. There is a diversity of artisanal foods including authentic Mexican cuisine, Italian pastries and savory dishes, wood fired bread, locally brewed coffee, and unique Indian chai blends. We also have an assortment of cheese, pickles, ferments, beautiful flower bouquets, dog treats, and knife sharpening. We want you to go home with everything you need to put beautiful, nourishing meals on the table for your family and friends.
We feel that a farmers’ market is the heart of a community, bringing people together through a common need and desire – food and community. We want our markets to provide this space and meet this need.
- OUR MISSION -
Our mission 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 seek to encourage direct contact between producer and consumer and increase understanding of local food economy issues. We strive to produce and provide the greatest possible variety of local foods while working together in a cooperative atmosphere to ensure the success of the market.
- BOARD OF DIRECTORS -
Rosie Sill, Earth Song Farm, farmer representative; President
Maeve Smith, Wilderlove Farm, farmer representative; Secretary
Jennifer Karnes, farmer representative; Treasurer
Kathy Aiken, customer representative
Nick Schultz, prepared food representative
Sable Beyers, customer representative
Melanie McQuinn, farmer representative