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123 N. Hill St
South Bend, IN 46617




One of South Bend's favorite Organic Food Store and Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurants*


Special Announcement from the Board:

Call for Candidates:

The Board of Directors of the Purple Porch Co-op is seeking candidates for open positions for our 2019 Board Election.  The Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Co-op, working closely with the General Manager.

We provide strategic guidance, set high level policy, hold fiduciary responsibility, and serve the interests of the member-owners of the Co-op.  Board Members are elected by the member-owners at our annual meeting, which will be on April 28th this year.

The term for each elected Board member is three years. All Board members are expected to prepare for and attend monthly meetings, as well as offer their expertise and counsel.

If you are interested in being considered for the Board, or know someone we should consider, please send contact information to Nick Licina at




Monday – Saturday: 8am - 8pm
Sundays: 11am - 6pm


Monday – Saturday: Coffee & Baked goods 8am - 8pm; Salad Bar and Hot foods 10:30am - 8pm

Sunday: Coffee & Baked goods, Salad Bar & Hot Bar, Deli Case Items 11am-6pm


Wednesdays: 5:00pm - 7:00pm



Why A Co-op?

Member-owner Molly shares why we began as, and continue to be, a cooperatively owned business.

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Highly organized and motivated people. Currently accepting applications for Cooks and Customer Service Food Sales. Relevant experience required. A commitment to good food and community is desired. More...



Community members become owners of the Co-op to support a community-owned business that works to sustain the local economy. You do not need to be an owner to shop at the co-op, but if you decide to join you will enjoy several owner benefits.  More...




We feature food and drink from nearly 100 local and regional producers.


Violet Sky
South Bend, Indiana

American Craft Chocolate

Zen Cafe Coffee
South Bend, Indiana

Brewed every day in our Cafe.
In the store: Freshly roasted beans.

Jake's Country Meats
Cassopolis, Michigan

In the store: Pasture raised Pork & Beef

Blueberry Ranch,
Granger, Indiana

Organic Blueberries - fresh in July/August; frozen throughout the year

Green Spirit Farms
New Buffalo, Michigan

Pesticide-free, Non-GMO, sustainably-grown produce

Hebron Farms
Vandalia, Michigan

In the store: Grass-fed meats and eggs, Pesticide-free, Non-GMO, sustainably-grown produce. Also meet them at Wednesday Market 5-7pm.

Sassy Cow Creamery
Columbus, Wisconsin

Traditional and Organic Milk

Omena Organics

Omena, Michigan

Organic Frozen fruits and Vegetables, Organic Canned Beans and dried fruit

Presto Kombucha

Kombucha on Tap in the store daily

Hartzler Dairy
Wooster, Ohio

Non-homogenized Cream Line Milk in returnable glass bottles, Artificial Hormone Free,
Low Temperature Vat Pasteurized