Bloomingfoods and Parks and Recreation are teaming up again to bring you the 26th annual Salsa Contest at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market from 10am-12pm on Saturday, August 23rd. The contest begins at 10am with nine local judges tasting salsas in raw, cooked, and specialty categories, with winners announced around 11am. Gather at Showers Plaza just outside of City Hall to witness Master of Ceremonies Steve Krahnke of WTIU, Greg “Rags” Rago of Nick’s English Hut’s famous salsa-making demo, a salsa (the dance kind) performance from Arthur Murray dance studio, and partake in a free salsa tasting yourself! Whether you are preparing your favorite recipe(s) for the event ahead of time or sampling scrumptious salsas the day of, this event is fun for everyone! If you are interested in participating in the Salsa Contest, the instructions on how to do so are below.
First, second, and third place winners in each category will be awarded prizes from BIRA, Bloom Magazine, Bloomingfoods, The Chile Woman, The Chocolate Moose, Friends of Art Bookshop, Goods for Cooks, JL Waters, the Local Growers Guild, Parks and Recreation, Revolution Bike and Bean, and Uptown Café, and more!
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Customers at our East and Elm Heights locations may have noticed our selection of fresh "This Old Farm" products has been expanding lately. We started a few weeks ago with their 100% grass-fed ground beef, and now their certified organic, pasture-raised ground pork has hit the shelf. These exciting new developments can only mean one thing; that there is a delicious meatloaf in your future! If you don't have a family recipe of your own, check out this one, from Epicurious. It's a great way to try the grass-fed beef and organic pork all in one shot, and you'll even get to throw some bacon on top!
Last but not least, we have fresh trout for $12.99/lb from Bell Aquaculture. Located in Redkey, Indiana, Bell Aquaculture raises trout without antibiotics or hormones and in as sustainable a manner as possible. For more information or their farming methods, head over to their website at www.bellaquaculture.com
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli East
The Bloomingfoods board meets on the first Thursday of each month, except in September and October 2014. Here are upcoming meeting dates:
Meetings begin at 6:30pm and are located at the Bloomingfoods Administrative Office on 117 South Gentry St.
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Bloomingfoods is pleased to offer many wonderful options for making your occasion special.
We have a great selection of trays, entrées and side dishes as well as desserts made with the finest ingredients (including organic flour, without hydrogenated fats, flavorings, or preservatives.)
We are able to provide for events large or small and give special attention to specific dietary needs.
We ask that you please place your order at least 48 hours in advance of your event.
You can contact our Commissary Kitchen to to place an order or find out more information. Please call 812-822-2635.