Local Produce Growers for the Near West Side

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.

APPLE WORKS

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

 

GRABER FARM

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

Jenny Strange, Bloomington, Indiana
Spinach, red beets

 

McCULLOUGH’S

Dan McCullough, Washington, Indiana
Sweet potato, sweet corn

 

MUSGRAVE ORCHARDS

Andy and Amy Hamilton
Apple Cider

 

NOAH PETERSHEIM

Noah Petersheim, Paoli, Indiana
Popcorn kernels

 

SANDRA RHOADS

Sandra Rhoads, Indiana
Certified organic salad mix, lacinato kale, curly green kale

 

SHAMROCK FARMS

Eric Murphy, Arlington, Indiana
Spinach, chiogga beet, yellow zucchini

 

SMITH MELON FARM

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

Tim Grissom, Bedford, Indiana
Green onions, bunch carrot, sweet onion, sugar snap pea, green tomato, red potato, new potato, heirloom tomato, white potato

 

YONDERGROUND FARMS

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:

• LOCAL

• SMALL FARMER or ARTISAN PRODUCER, HUMAN SCALE

• CO-OP or NON-PROFIT

 

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.