BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Bloomington Farmers’ Market is open for the season, but, because of coronavirus, the shopping experience is different than before.
Now, shoppers buy online and drive-through for pick-up.
Organizers say 46 vendors are part of this new effort, with hundreds of products for sale.
Vendors online offer the same products as the in-person market: fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, pastries, coffee, flowers and more.
Customers shop by product or by vendor. After creating an account and filling a virtual cart, customers pay by credit card online, and pick-up in-person on Saturdays. Customers can also pay with SNAP benefits at pick-up.
Orders must be in by the end of Thursday, customers cannot shop on site.
At pick-up, customers remain in their car while staff load the already-bagged purchases.
Pick-up times are based on last name:
- Switchyard Park, 1601 S. Rogers St., Bloomington
- Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pickup for last names beginning with A-H
- 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Pickup for last names beginning with I-P
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Pickup for last names beginning with Q-Z
Organizers say, once life returns to normal, they will re-open the traditional farmers’ market.
Click here to connect to the Bloomington Farmers’ Market.