New ground farm is a small, USDA certified organic vegetable operation located on the east side of Bloomington, Indiana. We offer customers access to food with integrity in a way that is convenient and approachable. Everything we produce is certified organic, which means no GMOs and no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

How To Get Our Produce

Online Orders

Join our email list. Every week during the growing season we will send an email letting you know what’s available that week. You place your order on line, we harvest for you, and then you pick up either at the farm on the east side of town, or at one of our pickup locations in Bloomington. No weekly obligation. If you don’t need anything, you’re not committed to ordering.

Farm Stand

Stop by the barn and grab fresh vegetables from our farm stand on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.  No need to pre-order. The address is 4741 East Bethel Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408.

Farmers’ Market

Look for us at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings April through September.

What We Grow

We grow a variety of vegetables

including tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, carrots, beets, celery, and onions. To find out what is available, please sign up for our email list. We rarely email more than once a week and your address will not be shared with others.

Join our email list.

Fall is for pumpkins

and we grow a variety of them for jack-o-lanterns, for eating, and for decoration. Visit us in September and October for your seasonal favorites.

How We Farm

We don’t grow anything we wouldn’t want our own kids to eat because our family eats from the garden, too! We don’t use chemical fertilizers or pesticides.  We do use a lot of organic compost and vermicompost to keep our soil, and ultimately our plants, healthy.

We also grow cover crops to reduce erosion and to feed the soil.  To reduce insect and disease problems, we rotate our crops through the field.  Weeds are managed without chemicals by hand-pulling and cultivating with a hoe.

We use our limited space intensively, which requires that we employ that oldest, and most versatile, of tools: our hands. With the exception of a few tasks for which we use machines, most of the work is done with either hand tools or with bare hands.

We are not a USDA certified organic farm because we consider the costs to be too high for our small scale. But being able to assure our customers that our farm is safe and sustainable is important to us. So we’ve chosen an alternative certification: Certified Naturally Grown. While requiring the same basic standards as the USDA organic program, the Naturally Grown program is tailored to small-scale, direct market farms. We feel that one of its greatest strengths is that it’s based on the internationally-recognized participatory guarantee model of certification. Put simply, it’s a system based on transparency and information sharing.

Overall, everything we do supports one goal: to grow high quality veggies that taste great and keep us and our planet healthy.

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