Reviews for: Bloomington Community Farmers' Market

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Discrimination Against Produce Growers
By: BJ Biltz    (Jun 9, 2010)

Recently my father was terminated from the farmers market for no good reason. The market master speculated that my father's tomatos were not grown on his farm, they were invited to come out to the farm and see the tomato operation for themselves. They toured the farm and agreed we had an ample tomato crop, but were still suspicious. They left that day tellin us that they would contact us later in the we to let us know how they wanted to proceed. My father provided them with the information they asked for later that week and had a message later that he was terminated from the market.

Many questions are still unanswered about the situation and it seems that the farmer's market staff is unwilling to provide evidence to my father and I about the situation. It is obvious that this market is run on one person's ideals and no one can question these. All I have asked, is for them to meet my father and I in person and show us what evidence they have. I have had no response to a letter sent last week and do not expect any. It seems that over controlling market master does not have time to back her unmerited decision up and would rather look the other way out of her coward ways.

I feel that the decision to terminate my father from this market was persuaded by other vendors in the market and these political acts have turn people bad within the market. It is very sad to see someone discrimnated against trying to make an honest living, my father has worked hard to build his operation and now has busted dreams.

I would urge anyone attending the market to question the market master about this situation, I bet you get a blank stare and a quick look to the ground. They know that their decision is based on invisible evidence and do not plan to back it up.

Happy Farming

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: James S.    (Sep 17, 2009)

Entertainment, atmosphere, friendly people with great choice of produce, meats, plants and food from local non chain restaurants.

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: Lori M.    (Sep 17, 2009)

We enjoy talented musicians, locally friendly people, and the wide selection of fresh produce, meats, coffee, plants and other wide variety of other things offered. Supporting our community is also very important! Great ambiance too!!!

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: Dx S.    (Sep 17, 2009)

fresh produce, great local entertainment, wonderful opportunity to attend a community event.

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: Marcie S.    (Sep 16, 2009)

We live in the Chicago area and coming down and enjoying this Community Farmers'Market was great. Lots of great fruits and vegetables are offered and the flowers and plants are beautiful. My meals are worked around the different produce we purchase that day. Thanks for making Bloomington a great place.

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: Marie G.    (Sep 16, 2009)

Coming from Denver, the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is a paradise! The guarantee that the food for sale is locally produced, the variety and quality of the food for sale, and the atmosphere make it my favorite Saturday morning shopping errand. It is one of the best things about living in Bloomington, Indiana

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: David B.    (Sep 15, 2009)

It's one of the most awesome markets in the country. Well organized, nice facilities, good entertainment, good fellowship, great vendors with outstanding products. Additionally, it is located in the fantastic city of Bloomington with the oustanding Indiana University within walking distance. There is a new bike trail at the market entrance as well.

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Care2 Review: We love this market!
By: Amy S.    (Sep 13, 2009)

The fresh colors of flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs strewed among cheeses, popcorn and bread make for the best way to start a morning off!

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