Purple Porch Co-op was established in 2009 when a few friends sat on a purple porch and dreamed of making the food system more transparent and fair.
Since then we have evolved from a weekly market to a full service grocery store, cafe and market in downtown South Bend. We opened in February 2013.
Everyone is welcome to come in and check out the bounty of local and organic foods.
And even the prepared foods in Café Max are made completely from scratch using the high-quality local and organic ingredients for sale on the nearby shelves.
Come in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner ; pick up prepared foods for sharing at home or at work; drink our wonderful Zen coffee; buy our local and organic/fair trade products, including produce; stock up on bulk foods.
Or come to the Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 4:30 – 7:30 pm and meet the producers. You can order in advance using the link to the right.
Whatever your reasons for seeking a co-op—just looking for good food; concerned about fair treatment of producers, animals, the earth, and workers; preferring organic food for health; passionate for economic and food justice; seeking a community and welcoming space—we have it in our store. To visit Purple Porch Co-op on your holiday in South Bend, and find out what else South Bend has to offer, use our South Bend.
Purple Porch Co-op Reviews
My daughter, 14, and I came here for kombucha and a snack. A nice variety of organic and vegan foods. We wound up staying longer than we had planned as It had a coffee shop like atmosphere. Come... more »
Quaint little place in the up and coming area across the river from downtown. Local and organic food. Fermented drinks and free trade coffee. If you are looking for it, they likely have it... more »
Purple porch always has great variety and lots of interesting things to look at and purchase. The people who work there are nice and helpful. I love buying my worm casting dirt here! And all the organic food selections are awesome.
Our family loves coming to this place for buying organic groceries. My daughter and I enjoy going there for our breakfast burritos. The staff is always very friendly and very helpful if you have any questions. I like there's lots of people in there when we go sitting at the tables in enjoying their meals. I love her selection of different products and that they try to carry local as well.
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