We are Luke and Katherine Groce. We started Groce Family Farm in 2009 in hopes that we could do what we love: live simply, eat and grow delicious food, and provide the same to you. We are committed to farming sustainably and free of chemicals. This means that as our business grows, we strive to choose methods and resources that are renewable, as well as growing primarily organic and heirloom seeds. We have never used pesticides or other non-organic remedies or fertilizers on our farm and it is our commitment to you to keep it that way.
Our farm began as a 2 acre plot, with a creek running down the middle, just West of downtown New Albany, IN. We currently still grow a variety of fruit trees and some annual crops on that property, but have expanded our garden by renting from a long-time farming family just up the road. We nearly tripled our garden acreage and began raising our first herd of pigs on their pasture and woods. These happy heritage-breed pigs forage for food and are supplemented with non-GMO feed.
It’s important to us that our farming practices are transparent to anyone who is curious. So, if you’d ever like to see the farm for yourself, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming. For the most part our farm is kid-friendly and we welcome other animals (our little beagle is out there regularly), as long as both are well-behaved and the animals can be leashed, if necessary.
If ever you have any specific questions for us, don’t hesitate to ask. See our “Offerings” page for a list of where you can find our food! Follow us on Instagram (@GroceFamilyFarm) and on Facebook for some funny videos and pretty pictures of our daily farm life, as well as updates on what produce is available week-by-week.
Thanks for your interest in Groce Family Farm.
Luke and Katherine Groce