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Tension at the Bloomington Farmer's Market



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.