The Downtown Farm Stand

The Downtown Farm Stand We're a local organic grocery store and farm to table deli restaurant. We deliver food from the deli. We offer a home grocery delivery service and we own our own organic produce farm.
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We are an organic grocery store, deli restaurant, and home delivery service with a full selection of staples and more. We have a small organic farm that supplies our grocery store and deli with some of our fresh produce. We buy everything we can find from local organic farms. The Farm Stand also offers Farm to Table interpretations of classic deli sandwiches, paninis, and salads along with some of our own creations, or you can build your own sandwich or panini for dine in or carryout. We make our deli sandwich bread, our sauces, and two of our meats in house. We offer three delicious house made soups everyday. All sandwiches or paninis can be made into a low carb salad or a wrap. The Farm Stand offers organic beer, in bottles and on draft, and a variety of wines available to drink in house or carry out. ALL of our ingredients are organic with many sourced locally. The Farm Stand hosts many fun food related events throughout the year. Our grocery store is the heart of our operation and includes the best organic fruit and vegetable selection in Muncie, local pasture raised meats, cheese from 100% grass fed cows, eggs from chickens raised on pasture and fed non-gmo feed, dairy products from 100% grass fed cows, a nice bulk section of commonly used organic dry goods, and all of your organic grocery staples. We have a popular home delivery service that allows you to receive a weekly or biweekly delivery of groceries. We have automatic payments and FREE delivery and customization. The Downtown Farm Stand has been serving customers and providing an outlet for organic farmers since May of 2007.

The tropical smoothie is a fan favorite including yours truly!  Pineapple, papaya, banana, and coconut milk, with a cinn...
06/04/2020

The tropical smoothie is a fan favorite including yours truly! Pineapple, papaya, banana, and coconut milk, with a cinnamon garnish ! All organic, dairy free, all fruit, no ice!

We try to every day.
06/04/2020

We try to every day.

We hate to see this beautiful space sitting empty, Farm Stand Second Story: Banquets, Events, Dining!  It was our own ha...
06/04/2020

We hate to see this beautiful space sitting empty, Farm Stand Second Story: Banquets, Events, Dining! It was our own hard work for all of 2019. We hope we can use it for it’s intended use again soon!

Now HiringWe’re adding to our team!  Do you believe in our mission of changing the food system to support local organic ...
06/03/2020

Now Hiring

We’re adding to our team! Do you believe in our mission of changing the food system to support local organic farms? That’s a big part of who we’re looking for. Experience is not required, but we need you to have high energy, be self motivated, and be willing to learn and work hard at new things. The position would include store clerk and cooking/baking duties. Open availability Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8 pm is preferred. Starting wage is dependent on experience. Please bring in a resume. Thanks!

Congratulations to our three graduating seniors this year and our two from Muncie Central high school!Zach Ring - Burris...
06/01/2020

Congratulations to our three graduating seniors this year and our two from Muncie Central high school!
Zach Ring - Burris
Nathan Moreno - MCHS
Karrie Foster - MCHS

You guys did great with a tough end to a difficult year! We’re proud of you! You can show your support tonight, Monday, downtown at 7 o’clock for a parade of the 2020 graduates of MCHS!

The staff is working hard for you today prepping fresh  baked bread and organic food!  Come and see us and help support ...
06/01/2020

The staff is working hard for you today prepping fresh baked bread and organic food! Come and see us and help support local farms! Don't forget smoothies!

One of our Downtown Farm Stand MCHS graduates this year posing next to his tricked out pride and joy. He modified it wit...
05/31/2020

One of our Downtown Farm Stand MCHS graduates this year posing next to his tricked out pride and joy. He modified it with money he earned from working the last nearly three years! Congratulations on graduating Nate Moreno!

A face lift up front!  From ceiling tiles we made ourselves to the floor.  We’re pleased with the results.
05/31/2020

A face lift up front! From ceiling tiles we made ourselves to the floor. We’re pleased with the results.

A face lift up front!  From ceiling tiles we made ourselves to the floor.  We’re pleased with the results.
05/31/2020

A face lift up front! From ceiling tiles we made ourselves to the floor. We’re pleased with the results.

It's up to you!  Home delivery is very popular!
05/28/2020
The Star Press

It's up to you! Home delivery is very popular!

As the state begins to open, what major changes that grocery stores have made will be staying?

Local romaine lettuce certified organic from Wendy Carpenter this week!
05/27/2020

Local romaine lettuce certified organic from Wendy Carpenter this week!

We have everything you need for the weekend and we would love to see you. As a reminder we are closed Sunday and this we...
05/23/2020

We have everything you need for the weekend and we would love to see you. As a reminder we are closed Sunday and this week we are closed Monday for the holiday.

Our in house dining is now open!  While the Farm Stand grocery has never closed, like all restaurants, our in house dini...
05/22/2020

Our in house dining is now open! While the Farm Stand grocery has never closed, like all restaurants, our in house dining was shut down. We used that valuable time to remodel our front dining areas! Come and see us! Mon - Saturday 10 - 6, the popular lunch spot in town with proper social distancing!

Some highlights today in stock!
05/16/2020

Some highlights today in stock!

For this weekends soups we have a grass fed traditional beef stew made with bone both, and we also have a cream of brocc...
05/08/2020

For this weekends soups we have a grass fed traditional beef stew made with bone both, and we also have a cream of broccoli, mushroom, and vegetable (vegan).

The Downtown Farm Stand is not applying for or requesting funds from the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership crowdfu...
05/07/2020
UNITE & IGNITE DWNTWN | Patronicity

The Downtown Farm Stand is not applying for or requesting funds from the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership crowdfunding campaign. We have been fortunate to be open and essential during the quarantine and the stay at home order. During this time we were well-suited to weather the economic storm through home grocery deliveries, restaurant delivery on our website, and in-store grocery store sales. We are extremely grateful to still be in business. While we did lose thousands of dollars in events in our new banquet facility, Farm Stand Second Story: Banquets, Events, Dining, we have been able to increase sales in these other parts of our business and we are grateful. Therefore we are not participating by applying for a grant from the MDDP crowdfunding effort. We encourage you to donate to help our friends and neighbors if you are able to do so. Thank you all for your continued support!

Purpose: To create grants for DWNTWN small businesses so they will still be viable after we weather this storm.

Organic, gluten free, dairy free, absolutely delicious double chocolate brownie.  (Contains eggs) by Lena Ring.
05/06/2020

Organic, gluten free, dairy free, absolutely delicious double chocolate brownie. (Contains eggs) by Lena Ring.

As a reminder, we’re staying stocked up for you and we are open to the public for organic and local groceries, and carry...
04/25/2020
Downtown Farm Stand

As a reminder, we’re staying stocked up for you and we are open to the public for organic and local groceries, and carry out restaurant orders Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM! Smoothies, soups, sandwiches, and paninis are popular theses days. You can order ahead and pay online for restaurant food here: https://restaurant-delivery.downtownfarmstand.com/index.php?route=common/home

​Click here to place your restaurant order online for carry out or delivery. Free delivery is available for orders over $20 within Muncie.

The Downtown Farm Stand, the Ring family, and the community lost a friend, a supporter, and a mentor in many ways yester...
04/23/2020

The Downtown Farm Stand, the Ring family, and the community lost a friend, a supporter, and a mentor in many ways yesterday. I got to spend a lot of quality time with Steve in the last year as he helped us with his incredible craftsmanship in our now empty Second Story and as we worked on stopping the Waelz plant together. Steve led by example, always giving of his time, possessions, and money. After his shocking diagnosis he reminded us that time is not in endless supply and none of us know how long we have. I told him it wasn’t fair, and he agreed. He continued spreading kindness, generosity, and transparency to the end. His wife and partner Tracy, loyally by his side throughout, a true testament to the kind of loving and caring people that found each other in an uncertain world. I have always said that Muncie does not have mountains or beaches, but that it’s greatest resource is good people. We lost one of the great ones this week. I do believe we can honor his legacy by spreading kindness everyday and by putting in the work to make a difference for people and the planet. Be honest, be real, and live life fully. Love and light to Tracy and all of Steve’s friends and family ❤️.

World changer, humanitarian and peace maker come to mind thinking about the passing of musician and carpenter Steve Robert.
Steve went peacefully at home on Tuesday, according to family where he was given hospice in his final days.
It just seemed like yesterday he told the story of a brain tumor that threatened his life.
We last talked with Steve on Jan. 25 when civil rights icon Sybil Jordan Hampton spoke locally about her lifetime after being among the first black students to graduate at Little Rock High where the historic school desegregation case brought equality in education to Arkansas.
He engaged with students and academics talking about strides made in social justice.
We recall meeting Steve years ago on
one of those hundreds of home improvement jobs he did. Mentioning that he could handle drum sticks as well as a hammer or saw, he was enlightening and engaging.
As witness to some of his humanitarian causes, Steve introduced Holocaust survivor Eva Kor to the community in 2014 when she talked at Emens Auditorium.
Kor talked about forgiveness of her Nazi tormentors and spoke of working together to improve the world.
Steve and some friends later played during an appearance of His Holiness Dali Lama in Indianapolis in 2016.
The Dali Lama also called for working together to save the world, similar words he offered this week during the global pandemic.
Our favorite image taken by fellow musician Stuart Cotton on this post will be remembered as a symbol of Steve's legacy to humanity.
Whether raising means for water in Sudan or just helping a neighbor fix a door, Steve was always there, giving to others.
Within hours on Wednesday, hundreds offered loving prayers, testimonials and stories about Steve's legacy on
Facebook. Family will gather privately.
His kind word and gentle way will be missed in a time of disease and death during the global pandemic.

04/22/2020
Pasture raised pork chorizo.
04/22/2020

Pasture raised pork chorizo.

Baking yeast in stock now!
04/20/2020

Baking yeast in stock now!

04/18/2020

Good news - we are adding grocery delivery service to Daleville this Tuesday!

If you are interested in signing up, visit our website at https://downtownfarmstand.com/delivery to learn more.

Our organic produce & grocery delivery area now includes Albany, Parker City, Selma, Losantville, New Castle, Middletown, Daleville, Yorktown and all of Muncie.

04/17/2020

Hiring

The Downtown Farm Stand is looking a couple of good employees in the following areas: delivery driving our van for grocery deliveries, detail oriented line cooking in the restaurant, and website development and maintenance. We also need help with delivery coordinating which involves highly organized order taking, email and phone communicating, accurate invoicing, product inventories, and even stocking and packing delivery bins. Any person that can demonstrate any combination of some of these skills will be considered. This could be a good opportunity for someone that likes variety. We are looking for a long term employee that can help us grow the business. We are essential and working in public is required, so please bring in a resume that lists applicable experience. Thank you!

Weekend burgers!  !00% grass fed local longhorn beef.  How about one like this on crispy gluten free bread?
04/17/2020

Weekend burgers! !00% grass fed local longhorn beef. How about one like this on crispy gluten free bread?

Chicken and wild rice soup with vegetables is so comforting on a chilly spring day!  GF DF.
04/15/2020

Chicken and wild rice soup with vegetables is so comforting on a chilly spring day! GF DF.

Veggie grilled cheese special this week, only 7.99.  Local mozzarella from grass fed cows, organic veggies, whole grain ...
04/13/2020

Veggie grilled cheese special this week, only 7.99. Local mozzarella from grass fed cows, organic veggies, whole grain local spelt bread!

What has everyone’s experience been with our house made fire cider?   I’ve been taking it religiously while working long...
04/11/2020

What has everyone’s experience been with our house made fire cider? I’ve been taking it religiously while working long hours and I feel like it’s helped keep me on my feet. I actually like it’s taste too.

Stocking a big order today, we’re keeping all your favorites in stock and selling it as fast as it comes in!  Saturday d...
04/10/2020
Downtown Farm Stand

Stocking a big order today, we’re keeping all your favorites in stock and selling it as fast as it comes in! Saturday deliveries available, you can still walk into the store and get what you need obviously, and we can do curbside pick up for you too!

​Click here to place your restaurant order online for carry out or delivery. Free delivery is available for orders over $20 within Muncie.

Be sure to check out our neighbors when business resumes!
04/09/2020

Be sure to check out our neighbors when business resumes!

04/04/2020
CBS News

We’re already seeing steep price increases on crops that are hand harvested.

Blueberries, squash, cucumbers and more crops may not get picked this year, farmers worry.

Up and packing grocery delivery bins this morning!  As our home deliveries have drastically increased, you now have the ...
04/02/2020

Up and packing grocery delivery bins this morning! As our home deliveries have drastically increased, you now have the opportunity for up to 3 deliveries per week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday! Remember there is no delivery fee with a $35 minimum when joining the delivery program. Free customization of your packing, free delivery, automatic payments, and access to local organic food that you can’t get anywhere else in one place! You can now use our website shopping for curbside pick-up too! www.downtownfarmstand.com

Address

125 E Main St
Muncie, IN
47305

Two blocks from Mits Bus Station, and a Mits bus stop is on the corner of Main and Mulberry.

General information

Everything in our grocery and deli is organic with much of it from local farms. Owners Dave and Sara Ring also own and operate Ring Family Farm, a small organic produce farm. We do grocery delivery, deli delivery, catering, and we make everything from scratch.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00

Telephone

(765) 288-3775

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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We are a very unusual success story for these tough economic times. While most independent stores had closed or had been forced out of business due to competition from big box stores during the recession, we are a kind of retro grocery store. Put simply, we buy organically produced food from farmers and sell it to local residents. Even though it’s not rocket science, it is labor intensive, and other grocery stores do not purchase like this anymore.

Making the operational shift in our purchasing procedures puts money back into local farms. This in turn helps build rural communities and provides fresh healthy food for inner city residents. The money pumped into our community helps create a diverse local economy. Because all of our producers use organic methods, the farms are all environmentally sustainable and are not putting chemicals into the soil, air, water, and food.

We are an organic grocery store, deli restaurant, and home delivery service with a full selection of staples and more. We have a small organic farm that supplies our grocery store and deli with some of our fresh produce. We buy everything we can find from local organic farms. The Farm Stand also offers Farm to Table interpretations of classic deli sandwiches, paninis, and salads along with some of our own creations, or you can build your own sandwich or panini for dine in or carryout.

We make our deli sandwich bread, our sauces, and two of our meats in house. We offer two delicious house made soups everyday. All sandwiches or paninis can be made into a gluten free salad or lettuce wrap. The Farm Stand offers organic beer, in bottles and on draft, and a variety of wines available to drink in house or carry out. ALL of our ingredients are organic with many sourced locally. The Farm Stand hosts many fun food related events throughout the year. Our grocery store is the heart of our operation and includes the best organic fruit and vegetable selection in Muncie, local pasture raised meats, cheese from 100% grass fed cows, eggs from chickens raised on pasture and fed non-gmo feed, dairy products from 100% grass fed cows, a nice bulk section of commonly used organic dry goods, and all of your organic grocery staples. We have a popular home delivery service that allows you to receive a weekly or biweekly delivery of groceries. We have automatic payments and FREE delivery and customization. The Downtown Farm Stand has been serving customers and providing an outlet for organic farmers since May of 2007.

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Comments

I have to recommend the coconut rolled dates. I wasn't sure would like it, except it did look yummy. Well, it is.
Thank you for the nourishing and delicious vegetable lentil soup. That and the toasted bread hit the spot. Curbside service couldn’t have been any easier. Thanks for all you do! Today I said a prayer for your business, as well as many other cherished local businesses.
Sara I tried your Sauerkraut that you make at the Store and it taste Great. It has Really helped with my Stomach pain.Dave was right, i just needed a Natural Probiotic from Fermented food. Thank you both.
do you sell vegan cream cheese???
Does the downtown farm stand sell or take orders for local raised turkeys for thanksgiving?
Had my first Veggie Reuben from The Downtown Farm Stand! Excellent, like all of the other sandwiches I've gotten there. A great lunch after a lovely ride on the Cardinal Greenway. Thanks, The Downtown Farm Stand!
Thank for a great lunch! Our little salad lover approves!!
where are u located? what city, state?
Another reason to go organic! https://modernfarmer.com/2019/09/the-benefits-of-bacteria-in-organic-apples/?utm_source=Modern+Farmer+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5e2e3c988a- EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_13_09_58_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b23c7adc9-5e2e3c988a-18540925
We received our produce delivery today. My kids don't like fruit and they just gorged on the sweetest strawberries and grapes we've ever had. I often get the fruit for my lunches but it looks like there won't be any left for tomorrow.
After a month away from Muncie, I did my first shopping today at the Downtown Farm Stand, for local eggs and cheese and store-made hummus. I also took home a bowl of spectacularly delicious soup--beans, beef, maybe barley, tomato, Mexican seasonings... Quick, get some today before they run out!
That Middle Eastern chickpea soup was divine!