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our story

At inBloom, we believe dedication to quality is not a one-time decision, but a daily choice. Our mission from day one has been to provide quality food and good vibes to fuel the highest quality you. This means going the extra mile to provide you with the tastiest, healthiest menu at an affordable price, because quality is for everyone! From sourcing to bottling, our cold-press juices are curated for your body, your taste buds, your budget, and our environment.

inBloom sprouted from the crowded college kitchen of our founder, JR Ricker. A biology major and a member of the IU track team from 2010-15, JR was always looking for sustainable ingredients to a healthy lifestyle. He began incorporating green juice into his daily routine, eventually striking a convenient balance of taste and nutrition. After hundreds of hours testing, he created a full-blown menu with juices as healthy as they tasted. With a pushcart to share his passion from, he launched inBloom Juicery in the spring of 2016.

We've grown from the pushcart days. And while you can still find us set up outside of Bloomington Farmer's Market or across from IU's Sample Gates, we've found a place to call home! During our pop-up hours at The Fresh Fork, we're not only busy pressing the freshest juice, but also creating the most delicious superfood smoothie bowls in Bloomington. Perhaps you've seen a vibrant inBloom smoothie bowl while scrolling through your Snapchat or Instagram feed?

In our first year of business, we're thrilled to have developed some of the best, most loyal customers. Seeing familiar faces walking back through our doors -- recapping the story of their previous night's dream about our juice or smoothie bowls -- has been a real source of inspiration and gratitude for a great year. We can't wait to write the next chapter of inBloom's story in Bloomington (the greatest college town in America)!

 

Meet The Team

JR Ricker JR was raised an Indiana Hoosier. Growing up in Indianapolis, he and his family would make frequent trips to Bloomington for IU football and basketball games. Aside from the Saturday tailgating, JR always loved Bloomington's small businesses. Growing up as the son of a small business owner,  he was instilled with an an entrepreneurial spirit, which was intrigued by the lack of healthy, grab-n-go options in Bloomington. Upon graduating IU with a Bachelor in Biology, he jumped at the opportunity and inBloom was born. Favorite Juice: Kale Greenhardt (for health) & Beach Bum (for mixing with things off the clock)  Favorite Bowl: Pink Dragon

JR Ricker

JR was raised an Indiana Hoosier. Growing up in Indianapolis, he and his family would make frequent trips to Bloomington for IU football and basketball games. Aside from the Saturday tailgating, JR always loved Bloomington's small businesses. Growing up as the son of a small business owner,  he was instilled with an an entrepreneurial spirit, which was intrigued by the lack of healthy, grab-n-go options in Bloomington. Upon graduating IU with a Bachelor in Biology, he jumped at the opportunity and inBloom was born.

Favorite Juice: Kale Greenhardt (for health) & Beach Bum (for mixing with things off the clock) 

Favorite Bowl: Pink Dragon

  Connor Martin Connor has split his life between the east coast and Indianapolis. He grew up in Westfield, competing against JR in high school track. He graduated from Princeton University, where he studied public policy and continued to ran track. He earned a master’s degree from the IU School of Environmental and Public Affairs. Connor has spent time at various start-ups specializing in sustainability, and hopes to help inBloom further its goals of being environmentally responsible and community-oriented. Favorite Juice: Afternoon Delight Favorite Bowl: Blue Majik  

 

Connor Martin

Connor has split his life between the east coast and Indianapolis. He grew up in Westfield, competing against JR in high school track. He graduated from Princeton University, where he studied public policy and continued to ran track. He earned a master’s degree from the IU School of Environmental and Public Affairs. Connor has spent time at various start-ups specializing in sustainability, and hopes to help inBloom further its goals of being environmentally responsible and community-oriented.

Favorite Juice: Afternoon Delight

Favorite Bowl: Blue Majik

 

Rorey Hunter Originally from Australia, Rorey came to the US to run track and cross country for the Hoosiers. He earned a Bachelor of Exercise Science and now competes professionally. Rorey has always had a passion for eating whole and nutritious foods, so when his good "mate"was developing inBloom, he was quick to join. He has become a vital member of the team, adding some needed international flavor to the shop and keeping JR and Connor in shape.   Favorite Juice: Local Love Favorite Bowl: PB Acai or Pink Dragon (it's a tie)

Rorey Hunter

Originally from Australia, Rorey came to the US to run track and cross country for the Hoosiers. He earned a Bachelor of Exercise Science and now competes professionally. Rorey has always had a passion for eating whole and nutritious foods, so when his good "mate"was developing inBloom, he was quick to join. He has become a vital member of the team, adding some needed international flavor to the shop and keeping JR and Connor in shape.

 

Favorite Juice: Local Love

Favorite Bowl: PB Acai or Pink Dragon (it's a tie)