Address: 419 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington IN 47401 / (812) 336-5300
About Us / Bloomingfoods Market & Deli (Kirkwood) History: Bloomingfoods is a member-owned co-op grocery providing Southern Indianawith healthful, high quality, and environmentally sound products at a fairprice. We promote locally grown, nutritious and non-chemically producedfoods, emphasizing consumer education, community involvement and excellentcustomer service. In June 2007 we will have three stores: our originallocation just off Kirkwood Avenue near the campus of Indiana University(our Downtown store); a 7000 square foot store on the East side of town(Bloomingfoods East); and our new neighborhood grocery just west ofBloomington courthouse square (Bloomingfoods Near West). All of our grocerystores offer natural, local and organic fare, local dairy products(including vat-pasteurized milk and raw cheese), quality meats and seafood,specialty foods from around the world, Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate,snacks, and gifts. We have in-store and outdoor seating, with a preparedfoods department offering catering and special order service. The East andNear West stores feature self-service cafÃ©s with hot bars, salad barsand fresh food to take back home. Bloomingfoods has long been committed tosupporting local farmers. We provided seed money to jumpstart the LocalGrowers Guild, a cooperative of local farmers and producers. For many yearswe have offered concessions at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market and havehosted a smaller market in the parking lot of our East store. In the falland spring we hold truckload sales in a huge tent on our East store parkinglot. We are very actively involved with other local businesses and socialservice and arts organizations. We provide food for the Lotus World Musicand Arts Festival, held each September in the heart of Bloomington.Throughout our history, Bloomingfoods has always been able to bloom andgrow in new directions, laying the groundwork for an even more prosperous,sustainable and community-connected future.