125 E Main St. Muncie, IN 47305
Owner: Dave and Sara Ring
Founded in: 2007
Organic Sales: Overall stores sales are 100% organic. Produce sales are 100% organic. Farms selling local produce that is not certified organic are inspected to assure that organic production practices are being used.
Annual Sales: Less than $2.5 million a year.
Downtown Farm Stand grocery products are selected after extensive product review and manufacturer communications. Dave devotes a lot of time to emailing and phoning suppliers to ensure his grocery line meets his standards. All packaged goods must be certified organic. Previously an organic farmer himself, Dave visits the local farms that supply the store to make sure that organic production and inputs standards are being followed. All non-local produce has to be certified organic. Weekly deliveries include local bison, organic vegetables, locally processed and smoked meats, cheese from local creameries, 100% grass fed beef, pastured chicken and pork, and local honey and eggs. Since 2007, The Farm Stand has pumped over a million dollars back into the local economy.
Product Removal Process
Organic products that do not meet the store’s values are not carried. Brands owned by parent companies of brands that contributed to prop 37 are discontinued.
The store displays sign a sign in the front window indicating that products are organic and locally sourced.