It's one of the things we love about our town...the City of Bloomington Tuesday Market is back on Madison Street next to our Near West Side store!
The market is open every Tuesday afternoon from 4pm to 7pm, through the month of September 2013.Read the Full Story
When it comes to cooking at home, choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills can make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one.
A new video series, Co+op Kitchen, delivers handy hints from chefs and food enthusiasts who love sharing their passion for great food. You'll also find easy recipes for delicious homemade meals.Read the Full Story
We live in a town rich in grocery stores. Why would you want to shop at Bloomingfoods over a store that is, perhaps, closer to home or which carries more products?
We know from the readers of the Herald-Times that we are the #1 health food store in Bloomington and the #2 grocery store. We operate the #1 salad bar in Bloomington and are the #2 place in town to buy fresh produce, second only to Farmers' Market.Read the Full Story
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Take your grilling from good to great with our easy tips. Learn how to choose, store, and use summer's freshest produce items. This month we are featuring creamy, delectable Brie. And if you have a question about cheese that needs an answer, ask the Cheese Whiz, just for fun!
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“Fresh produce has always been something that we enjoy collecting and sharing with the many agencies we work with,” says Dan Taylor, director of Hoosier Hills Food Bank. “The ‘Plant a Row’ effort represents contributions from farmers’ market vendors, individuals and their gardens, and the Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard volunteer gardeners. Unfortunately, all of the local feeding programs have reported an increasing demand for food, and we expect these numbers to continue to grow as food prices climb. Anyone who is willing to donate their produce can directly help feed people in our community.”
Taylor notes that 41% of the meals served by the Community Kitchen [link] go to children. Fresh produce ensures that their meals have a higher nutritional content (and more flavor) than if they are made only with the non-perishable foodstuffs that make up the majority of items at the food bank.
You can help! When harvest time arrives, pick those un-pickled peppers and bring them to any of the ‘Plant a Row’ drop-off locations:
• Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market – every Saturday from April through September, 8am-1pm. October through November, 9am-1pm, 401 N. Morton St., in the area next to City Hall known as Showers Common.
• The Tuesday Market – every Tuesday evening, June through September, 4-7pm.
6th & Madison, next to Bloomingfoods Near West, 316 W. 6th St., 812-333-7312.
• Wednesday Farmers’ Market – Mid-to-late May through October, 7am-noon. Bloomingfoods East Parking lot, 3220 E. 3rd St. 812-336-5400.
• Worm’s Way – open daily from10am-6pm, 7850 N. State Road 37, 812-876-6425.
• Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, 615 N. Fairview Ave., 812-334-8374.
If you have an extra large yield this year, you can also call the Food Bank to schedule a pick-up. You’ll find ‘Plant a Row’ brochures at participating locations, with more details.
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