Our Farm Locations

Learn about our four urban farms & locations.

Growing Places Indy currently farms at the Boner Fitness and Learning Center, on two spaces in Cottage Home Neighborhood, and at White River State Park.

 

Boner Fitness & Learning Center

This farm location is what we call our hub. It houses two shipping containers where we pack and store harvest, tools and educational materials. It’s also where we host our weekly Thursday Farm Stand in summer months. It serves as a space for weekly yoga classes in the summer and most of our public programming and classes. At this location, we farm in raised beds, in the ground and in green houses. 

RAISED BEDS: Our work at the Boner Fitness and Learning Center (BFLC) began in 2012, managing 2,500 square feet of raised beds. We continue to grow roots, perennial herbs, edible flowers and more in this area. It also serves as a great learning space for groups on the farm. 

IN-GROUND: In 2014, the farm expanded space from raised into a 13,000 square foot direct planting area, making this our largest site. The public is invited to purchase produce here during our Summer Farm Standand it is the site for our Produce On-Demand pickup. Visitors will save money by purchasing our low-cost produce, actually see where their food was grown, and have the chance to ask questions about preparing, storing or growing produce on their own. During this time, we also have local guest businesses selling coffee and treats, kraut, eggs, and bread. 

GREENHOUSE: In addition to the Raised Bed and In-Ground areas on this site, we also manage two 1,000 square foot greenhouses in partnership with The Boner Center and Arsenal Tech HS. Plants for all of our sites are started from seed in these greenhouses and are transplanted throughout the season. We are also able to sell plant starts to the public and many area schools in early spring thanks to our greenhouses. In winter, we grow microgreens, pea shoots and sunflower shoots in the greenhouses, which helps to sustain our business through one of the toughest farming seasons in Indiana.

Cottage Home Neighborhood Farm Spaces

We farm two lots in Cottage Home. The first is highly visible at the corner of Michigan and Oriental Streets. It is a 2,200-square-foot micro-farm, nestled on a residential lot. The lot is in a high-traffic area for cars, buses, bikes and pedestrians, allowing people to see and think about the role of urban agriculture in residential areas. The lot has been part of various urban farming operations since 2008, and Growing Places Indy has managed the site since 2012.

The second site is the newest of all of our GPI farm sites and is about the same size as the corner lot. It sits between a few houses on Dorman Street between St. Clair and 9th Street.

White River State Park Farm

Located between the JW Marriott Hotel on Washington Street and the Indiana State Museum, we have been growing food at the farm at White River State Park since 2010. This farm site is nearly 6,000 square feet.

Because of this garden’s unique location, more than 3.5 million visitors each year have the opportunity to interact with this urban farming site. Our hope is that it stimulates visitors to ask questions about the role of urban agriculture in Indianapolis and in their home countries, cities and towns.

Support Our Farms

Are you interested in having your business or family name displayed at one of our GPI farms in Indianapolis? 

Become a sponsor of a farm site and have your logo or name displayed! 

Farm Stands

Get your summer fix of fresh local veggies!

GPI Farm Stands run from June through September and are open to the public. We encourage area residents and their families to make this a regular stop for their weekly vegetables!

Boner Fitness and
Learning Center

727 N Oriental Street

Thursdays

June 4, 2020 – October 29, 2020

 4 – 6:30 PM

Much like our Indy Winter Farmers Market, our Farm Stand at the Boner Fitness is a weekly community gathering space where family and friends can walk the farm and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of summer.

Bonuses of Farm Stand at this Location:

  • Locally growing produce
  • Eggs from Moed Farm
  • Amelia’s Bread
  • Wildflower Ridge Honey
  • Coat Check Coffee drinks & treats
  • Free car parking and ample bike parking
  • Walking distance from bus lines 10 & 3

Food In Transit at
IndyGo Transit Center

201 E. Washington Street

Wednesdays

July 8, 2020 – September 30, 2020

2 – 5 PM 

Accessibility: Produce at the Farm Stands is sold at as low-cost as possible. SNAP-EBT (food stamp) benefits and Fresh Bucks are accepted at all of our Farm Stand locations.

Bonuses of Farm Stand at this Location:

  • Highly accessible space in downtown Indy, just a short walk from downtown offices
  • On all bus routes
  • Ample bike parking

CSA (veggie share)

Experience urban agriculture and
take home a "share"!

A Veggie Share program, or CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), is a seasonal subscription for vegetables. Growing Places Indy offers two kinds of CSA memberships throughout the year — Summer and Winter. Our veggie shares are specifically designed for individuals or families who love to eat a lot of vegetables and cook regularly!

GPI has a 12-week Summer Veggie Share or CSA for individuals or families interested in picking up a weekly variety of fruits and vegetables over the summer.

Part of our mission is to educate about local, sustainable food, and offering an introductory, short-season Veggie Share allows individuals and families to join at a lower price point and time commitment. In addition to a convenient share size, including 8-12 different items each week, we also offer a wide diversity of vegetables for those who want to sample much of what grows in central Indiana. 

 

Veggie Share applications open in early Spring and we advise interested parties to sign up immediately as shares tend to run out.

 

Our Summer CSA is now closed.

For the first time, we’re giving our CSA members a shorter CSA subscription. For only $80, you can sign up for a month-long CSA subscription. This program is ideal for individuals or families interested in picking up a weekly variety of fresh produce during the fall and winter months. 

This shorter program is perfect for those interested in receiving a weekly share of seasonal, locally grown produce for just one month. Pricing is $20 per week, coming to a total of $80 for four weeks of vegetables for the month of September. Each week’s produce is a different, but all of it is fresh, local, sustainably grown, and delicious.

Because we believe everyone should have access to fresh, local produce, we’re offering a 50% discount to SNAP recipients when they place an order for a month-long CSA package. You can sign up for the September CSA subscription now! 

Plant Sale

Know where your garden starts are coming from!

With the Growing Places Indy annual Plant Sale, you can pick and choose your plant starts 
and get an early jump on the planting season!

Are you an organization interested in ordering plant starts in bulk ahead of time? 
Email Christine, our Manager of Farming Operations, to place a bulk order or get more info!

The GPI Plant Sale goes live in February. Plant starts are grown from seed in our greenhouses and sold in packages of 10 plants. Each package type is designed so that all the plants are ready to put in the ground or pots at the same time of year. 

Plant packages are sold by season:

Spring Plants

kale, collard greens, swiss chard and more

Summer Plants

tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and more

Herb Mix

rosemary, thyme, basil, sage and more

Partner Restaurants

Source your restaurant's produce from Growing Places Indy!

We proudly sell produce and micro-greens to many restaurants in Indianapolis. Check out our restaurant partners below and support our local business by supporting theirs.

If you’re interested in sourcing produce from GPI for your local restaurant, fill out the form below, or send an email to Christine, our Farm Manager, at Christine@growingplacesindy.org.

Indy restaurants that GPI serves: