March 10, 2016 Soups and chili have been going strong! So far we have offered White Bean & Kale, Carrot-Quinoa-Cauliflower, Triple Lentil with Rice, and today was a creamy (but non-dairy) Broccoli soup. The Black Bean Chocolate Chili is still in rotation also. We are...Read More
Sourcing products from local growers and producers is very important at Common Ground. Many are surprised at the wide selection of local products we carry. Fresh local produce is available much of the year since local farms have started using hoop houses. Locally produced...Read More
ORGANIC FOOD • GOURMET FOOD • REAL FOOD • VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Sourcing products from local growers and producers is very important at Common Ground. Many are surprised at the wide selection of local products we carry. Fresh local produce is available much of the year since local farms have started using hoop houses. Locally produced eggs, milks, cheeses, meats, honey, and breads are a big draw for our customers.
Some of our local products:
Grains (Soy beans & flour, wheat berries & flour, cornmeal, red popcorn)
Here’s a general list:
Ackerman Farms (Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Berries, Soy Beans, Soy Flour, Corn Meal)
Kaeb Farm Red Popcorn
Green Meadow Farm Goat Milk & Yogurt
Ludwig Farmstead Cheese
Prairie Fruits Farm Goat Cheese
Eggs (Dearing, Grani’s Acres, Cascade)
Chocolate Twist Caramels
Date Lady Date Syrups/Sauces
3 Queens Maple Syrup
Meat (Beef, Pork, Chicken, Goat, Lamb)
Garlic Press Bread
Aronia berries (Jams and Frozen)
Autumn Berry Inspired Jams
Kuntry Kettle Fruit Butters (Apple, Peach, Pumpkin)
Rawmio Nut Butters and Chocolates
Sasse’s Honey and beeswax
Ethereal Chocolates (new!!)
Kimberly’s Kupboard Salves and Balms
Red Barn Farm Goats Milk Soaps
Natural Mystic Soaps
Sprout Living Proteins
What are all those beans about?
Some customers look puzzled when, after asking if they’d like a bag for their items, we hand them a bean. So here’s the deal:
Anytime you bring your own bag or go without one, we give you a bean that is worth 5 cents to a local charity. You simply turn around and place your bean in the jar with the name of the charity you like. Then we count up the beans and send a check to the charity. Some customers choose to throw in some extra change, which is also perfectly fine!
Current charities we are collecting for include:
Common Ground is a Drop Off Location for TerraCycle
Want to get more involved with local food? The Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market NEEDS YOU!
Volunteer opportunities are available on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
*They are looking for volunteers to assist with financial
transactions, sharing information, subbing for vendors
when breaks are needed, setting up, and tearing down.
Join a fun team and indulge in fresh, tasty treats!
Contact Marisa Brooks at email@example.com or
309.829.9599 for more information.
*Early birds and night owls welcome.
Check out the monthly specials listed here! Generally, specials change on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month.
Starting April 1st
|Sweet Earth Burritos||$3.89||$4.59|
|Lily’s Chocolate Bars||$4.29||$5.09|
|Guayaki Ready-To-Drink Teas||$2.59||$3.09|
|One Degree Breads||$5.89||$6.99|
|Dried Mango (Bulk)||$11.59#||$14.49#|
|Coffee: Roast To Be Announced||8.99#||11.39#|