During the market season, people rise at the crack of dawn, grab their reusable bags and head downtown to stock up on bright red tomatoes, rainbow-colored carrots and crisp green beans.
The Bloomington Farmers’ Market has been a touchstone of the community for years. But recently it’s become the center of a fierce debate about white supremacy and freedom of speech.
On June 4, IU Ph.D. student Abby Ang submitted a letter with more than 200 co-signers demanding the removal of a vendor named Schooner Creek Farm from the Bloomington Farmers’ Market.
The letter claimed owners of the farm, Sarah Dye and Douglas Mackey, are members of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group.