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Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Williams was baking a tray of gluten-free seeded bread for the next morning’s farmers’ market when his phone buzzed. It was a friend who grows organic sprouts, nervously wondering if he should bring along a shotgun ...
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As Market Prepares To Reopen, Community Remains Divided Over Solutions

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will resume in its normal downtown location Saturday following a two-week suspension. But, it's unlikely to be business as usual. That's been the case for much of the summer, amid ongoing controversy over the presence ...
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What Is An Identitarian? We Talked To An Extremism Researcher To Find Out

The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market will reopen tomorrow after a two-week suspension that followed weeks of protests, unrest and concern for public safety. At the center of this summer’s ongoing market controversy is Sarah Dye, owner of Schooner Creek Farm ...
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FBI Harasses Anti-Racist Organizers in Bloomington After Far-Right Militia Shows Support for White Nationalists

Following a 2018 arson attack on an Indiana synagogue, members of the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, now rebranded at American Identity Movement, were outed as vendors at a farmer’s market in Bloomington, Indiana. Community members and antifascists began to ...
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Helen talks with Abby Ang and Jeannine Bell about the issues surrounding the local Farmers Market

Freedom of speech, white supremacists, marginalized groups and threats of violence are under review when Abby Ang and Jeannine Bell join Helen for a discussion about the current status of the Bloomington IN Farmer’s Market. Abby is a PhD candidate ...
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Press release: Mayor John Hamilton Announces Plan to Reopen Community Farmers’ Market

Bloomington, Ind. – Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announces the City’s plan to reopen Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Showers Common. The mayor’s statement follows; his briefer, recorded version may be ...
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