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About Bread and Roses Nursery

Bread & Roses is a certified organic plant nursery and landscaping company based in Bloomington, Indiana.  We specialize in edible and useful species, as well as permaculture based design and installation services.  Our mission is to help Bloomington and surrounding communities transition to a more sustainable and regenerative future.

Our work is geared towards promoting stronger biodiversity and increasing food production in home ecosystems. Stronger biodiversity enhances the overall resilience and habitat for all creatures including songbirds and beneficial insects, while also creating beauty. Increasing home food production offsets the need for imported produce, reduces carbon footprint, saves money, and just tastes better.

Our plants are grown in the hills of rural Monroe County.  We propagate from our own gardens and purchase seeds and some plants from quality, ethical purveyors. Our plants are grown in biological, compost based potting mixes from Morgan Composting in Michigan. The varieties we offer are farmer-tested and selected to thrive in our region.  Plant and soil health are top priority!

About Mavourneen Farm

Mavourneen. Gaelic. My darling.

Mavourneen Farm is a certified organic operation that specializes in fall vegetable production.  We are based on family land in rural Monroe County, just off south Rockport Road. Owners Rachel Beyer and Jonas Carpenter started the business in 2015 as a part-time, weekend project and we have been slowly growing ever since.  We are a young farm, run by young farmers from the Bloomington community. Our production ethics are rooted in a concern for preserving the Earth, appropriately valuing food and farmers, and the creation of greater health and beauty.

We took a break from market last year to build a house and develop some new property but we are excited to be back in 2019!  See you in the fall!


Vegetables, Berries, Bedding Plants, Herbs, Perennial Plants

Find us at

the Saturday market

Owner Name

Jonas Carpenter and Rachel Beyer

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Accepts Market Bucks


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Salem and Jonas 2019
Jonas and Rachel 2019