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Your Downtown Grocery

The Purple Porch Co-op Annual Meeting

Break Bread and Be Heard

Join us to take care of important co-op business—and share a harvest feast potluck

Sunday, October 18, 2015


1302 High St., South Bend, IN 46601

5–7:30 p.m.

Everybody is welcome—this is your chance to listen in and speak up.

Member-owners are especially encouraged to attend because we need a quorum to endorse our mission, update our bylaws, and vote on candidates for the board of directors.

Bring a dish to share, something to drink, your own plates and utensils—and get ready to enjoy Kids Club activities, music mix by Bethy, photo ops, and a pie contest judged by local celebrities.

Have questions? Contact Molly B at or Marie Blakey at

Best Homemade Pie Contest

Win A Year Of Bragging Rights for Yourself and Your Loved Ones!!!

Bring your best homemade pie to the Purple Porch Co-op 2015 Annual Meeting, Sunday October 18th, 5:00 – 7:30 at Lang Lab, 1302 High Street South Bend Indiana. Any sort of pie is welcome.

Pies will be judged on their ‘localness’, their flavor, and their overall artistry by local celebrities. Katie Ann Carpenter of Follow the Flavor, a local food blog, Joel Barrett of, and Scott Banacka, a pastry chef in the making from Ivy Tech and Yummy Cupcakes.

Include your name and contact information and an ingredients list, including the provenance (where they came from) of the ingredients.
Winner needs to be present to win.
Open to PPC member-owners and anybody else.

Introducing our Super Kids Club

The Purple Porch Co-op Super Kids Club cards are here!

With this card you know you are a super kid and healthy eater, present card and get free piece of fruit (with parent purchase), enter into our Fruit and Veggie Challenge for a chance to be featured on our Facebook page and participate in special PPC Super Kids Club events.

Sunday Sunday Sunday

We are now open 7 days per week. You can shop for your weekly groceries at the Purple Porch on Sunday from 11am - 5pm.

Purple Porch a Readers' Choice Favorite


Purple Porch Co-op: Carrying Everything You Need

The Purple Porch Co-op is your downtown grocery carrying everything you need at competitive prices.

We specialize in locally grown, organic, bulk, and other specialty foods and are proud of the wide variety of items we carry, from dairy, meats, fresh produce and snacks to cleaning products, paper supplies and personal hygiene items.

We are especially proud of our friendly staff, so drive, bike or walk over, enjoy breakfast, lunch or a snack—and then stock up on groceries for home while you're at it.

We look forward to seeing—and feeding—you!

Below find some of the many items you can find at the Purple Porch Co-op. Remember to shop local first!

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Wednesday Outdoor Market

Our weekly farmers' market blooms each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. where you can meet some of the people who grow or produce the foods we sell.

Find it in the shared parking lot of the Purple Porch, Circa Arts and Junk Evolution. You also can place online orders in advance for easy pickup during the market hours.


Farm to Fork Café Max

We also have an in-store café with freshly prepared “farm to fork” foods. Items found in Café Max are made completely from scratch using the highest-quality local and organic ingredients for sale on the nearby shelves.

Our deli case is perfect for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Our delicious, rotating farm-to-fork buffet will keep you coming back for more. We also feature homemade soups, frittatas, breakfast burritos, muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls.

Find the freshest produce and homemade dressings at our salad bar. Enjoy our café staples, including the legendary Raw Kale Salad.

Taco Tuesday features local meat or vegetarian taco filling blended with beans and corn, Spanish rice, guacamole, mild and medium salsas, homemade hot sauces and a variety of vegetable toppings.

Fallafel Bar Wednesday features homemade falafel, pita bread made from scratch, tabouleh, deconstructed hummus and baba ganouj. 


Mayor Pete Loves the Misson of the Purple Porch

Count South Bend's Mayor and many other professionals as frequent shoppers of the Purple Porch. He joins the broad demographic of people that shop the Purple Porch. Remember, everyone is welcome at the Purple Porch Co-op!

We thank local businesses and nonprofits for recommending the Purple Porch Co-op to their employees and volunteers to help spread the word about our local, sustainable food. We value the relationships with our customers that appreciate transparency, sustainability and community.

When asked about the impact of the Purple Porch, Mayor Pete emphasized that together we are "Energizing South Bend!"