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

We’re open for the season!

Join our email list to get weekly updates on what’s available.

Online Orders

Place an order through our online store, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready for pick up Wednesdays and Saturdays at the farm on the east side of town.

Bethel Lane Farm Stop

Stop by the big red barn and grab fresh vegetables from our farm stand 7 days a week, from 9 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 Winter Farmers’ Market in the Summertime on Saturday mornings July through October.

The Woolery Mill
2250 W. Sunstone Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403

Market patrons are welcome to use the East and West Parking areas of One World at Woolery Mill until noon.  Patrons are asked to please not climb the steps or visit the fountains or patios without a prior appointment.  One World Catering Staff are regularly preparing those areas for events on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

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.

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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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