For the past 30 years, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli has been feeding Southern Indiana. Aside from the co-op’s isles of fresh, whole food, Bloomingfoods nourishes the community by purchasing 30% of its produce from local sources and offering cooking, gardening and health classes. In May the market added another component to their health outreach by committing to a Meatless Monday. Each week Bloomingfoods will go meatless at the hot bars in each of their three locations, spreading awareness of the campaign to customers and all 6,000 members of their co-op.
Bloomingfoods is excited to be part of the growing Meatless Monday trend, stating on their website that “we think it will encourage us to try some delicious new foods we might otherwise ignore. The Meatless Monday concept then is a simple one. It invites us to start our week in conscious moderation, replacing on this one day the meat we would normally consume with grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. We’re delighted to support this program, and we invite our customers to join us; it’s good for the planet and good for you.”
Bloomingfoods demonstrates that Meatless Monday is not only possible in a market setting, but that it can be used as an educational tool to spread health awareness to entire communities. We’re thrilled that Bloomingfoods, a long-time champion of healthy, sustainable living, has decided to join the movement!