Local Produce Growers for the Near West Side 2012
Here is a list of growers who regularly provide produce to our Near West Side location, at 316 West Sixth Street, Bloomington IN 47404. If we carry your local produce, but you do not see your farm listed, please contact a produce crew member at our Near West Side store, by phone 812-333-7312 or email.
In addition, from June through September, we support the Tuesday Farmers' Market that takes place on Madison Street, next to the NWS store, from 4 to 7pm each Tuesday. The Tuesday Market is organized by the City of Bloomington. Thanks to all of our local growers!
The photo here is of Cheryl Duckworth of Duckworth Designs.
Sarah and Rick Brown, Trafalgar, Indiana
Polebig tomato, apple varieties, blackberries, strawberries
BLUE FORTUNE FARMS
Mike and Karen, Ixonia, Wisconsin
Certified organic black garlic
CHERYL DUCKWORKTH DESIGNS
Cheryl Duckworth, Bloomington, Indiana
Fresh floral bouquets
GOOD LIFE FARMS
Darren Kelly, Martinsville, Indiana
Living basil, basil packs
Joe Graber, Odon, Indiana
Certified organic strawberry, white sweet onion, breakfast radish, bunch red beet, bunch green onion
GYPSY RIDGE FARM
Mark Stoll, Campbellsburg, Indiana
Strawberries, yellow wax beans, spinach, yellow squash, green beans
HASENOUR ORGANIC PRODUCE
Irma Hasenour, Huntingburg, Indiana
Certified organic English cucumber, green tomato, hydroponic tomato, butter lettuce (conventional item)
HOOSIER MUSHROOM COMPANY
Mike Russ, Bloomington, Indiana
Mushroom kits (Shiitake, Oyster, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Reishi)
Jenny Strange, Bloomington, Indiana
Spinach, red beets
Dan McCullough, Washington, Indiana
Sweet potato, sweet corn
Andy and Amy Hamilton
Noah Petersheim, Paoli, Indiana
Sandra Rhoads, Indiana
Certified organic salad mix, lacinato kale, curly green kale
Eric Murphy, Arlington, Indiana
Spinach, chiogga beet, yellow zucchini
Bud Smith, Nashville, Ind.
Zucchini, corn, yellow honeydew, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, watermelon
STRANGER’S HILL ORGANICS
independent growers, Indiana
Certified organic broccoli, romaine lettuce, Russian kale, leaf lettuce, butter lettuce
Tim Grissom, Bedford, Indiana
Green onions, bunch carrot, sweet onion, sugar snap pea, green tomato, red potato, new potato, heirloom tomato, white potato
Megan Liggett, Paoli, Indiana
Bok choy, bunch turnip
These producers meet the criteria for our Principle Six initiative. To be recognized as P6, products must meet at
least two of these three criteria:
• SMALL FARMER or ARTISAN PRODUCER, HUMAN SCALE
Many of these growers are members of the Local Growers Guild, where you can find more information about local foods in south central Indiana.
The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections.
Bloomingfoods used funds received from equity in the Blooming Prairie Cooperative Warehouse to give local growers seed money to start the Guild in 2006.