Purple Porch is a business too. But while profitability, solvency and liquidity are at the front of our work, we are motivated by community, local producers, co-op workers and environmental sustainability.Read More
We're trying something new at Purple Porch with the goal of increasing the amount of local seasonal produce available to you all. We are working with three primary local producers:Read More
A few Changes for our Cafe hours
Sundays: The salad bar and hot foods will be closed on Sundays.Please take a look at what we have to offer in our grab and go case.
Weekdays and Saturdays: The Salad bar and hot foods will open at 10:30am. That does mean we will no longer be offering hot breakfast options. Instead, check out the freshly baked goods and hot coffee that we'll continue to offer at 8:00am Monday-Saturday.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to evolve how we can best serve our customers.
LAST WEEK - WE NEED YOUR VOICE
Co-ops exist to serve the needs of its Member-owners.
All customers and Member-owners are encouraged to take about 15 minutes to give us your frank and thoughtful feedback by completing this survey. And to encourage people to participate, we will be drawing four recipients of a $25 PPC gift card. The survey can be anonymous. But, we need your email to let yo know if you won (that is the only purpose of collecting your email address, it will not be otherwise tied to your response).
Your feedback will be an important consideration as we develop a long-range plan for the Co-op this year.
Please also forward this link to your friends and family that you know patronize the Co-op.
Go here: http://www.purpleporch.coop/survey through Friday, May 12.
Come be part of a growing local business in the heart of South Bend's East Bank neighborhood. We are currently hiring for customer service and kitchen positions – starting wage is 10.10/hour.
Applications can be picked up in store and all questions about the cashier jobs can be emailed to email@example.com; All questions about the cook positions in the kitchen can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to announce that we presented the first $130 check to the IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future.Read More
Member-owners: Please take a few minutes to review the bios and vote for those candidates who you feel will best represent the Purple porch Co-op. Voting will take place in the store. Results will be announced at the Annual Member's Meeting on April 23.Read More
Reminder - SAVE THE DATE:
2017 Annual Members Meeting coming in APRIL
Get the Annual Members Meetings on the calendar for Sunday, April 23, 2017. Doors at 4:00, Potluck at 5:00, Meeting at 6:00
Reminder - Interested in Serving on the Board?
We have two open positions. Please refer to the Post where this was described by our Board President.
We are currently inviting any interested member to submit a letter of interest by Monday, March 6 (mail to: 123 N. Hill St, South Bend, IN 46617 or email@example.com). Letters of interest should include a brief bio and answers to the following:
- If your co-worker asked you why he/she should join PPC, what would you tell them?
- What is your vision for PPC over the next 3-5 years?
- What skills and experience could you offer the Board to make this a reality?
UPCOMING DATES AT THE PORCH
Wednesday, March 8th, 5-7pm - Joe Gady will set up at our Farmers' Market. Samples will be available. (this is not a "class" as was listed in Edible Michiana)
Saturday, March 11th, 10am-2pm - Jake's Country Meats will offer samples of ham (Easter is coming) and sausages (grilling season is coming).
April 7 - April First Friday
April 23 - Save the Date - Annual Member-owner Meeting (now in the Spring!) - Don't forget to let the Board know if you have an interest in serving on the Board of Directors.
- May 31 - Save the Date - Best. Market. Ever. - Live Music, Wood Fired Pizza, Beer Garden, Local Farmers. Details coming soon.
LOCAL FARMERS MARKET - EVERY WEDNESDAY
Ordering is Friday noon through Monday 7pm - Click on the link and Bookmark it in your web browser. Everyone is welcome to use this online ordering system. Or just show up - meet your local producers on Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm (HOURS FOR THE COLD MONTHS).
We really value your opinion of our store/cafe/market and would like to know more about your experience with Purple Porch Co-op.
Fill out our easy to use Comment Card.Read More
Your PPC Board of Directors is excited to announce our Annual Members Meeting will take place on Sunday, April 23rd (Location to be announced soon!). This will be an opportunity for us to celebrate our progress in the last year and lay the groundwork for our future growth. It is also our opportunity to elect new board members. We have two open positions.Read More
SALE ON LOCAL BEEF (FOR EVERYONE)
$2 off per pound on ALL local Beef - yeah, you read that right - ALL. In-store purchases only. Deal through February 18. All of our beef is sourced from farms that do not use antibiotics or hormones and the cows are grass-fed and pastured.
JOIN THE PURPLE PORCH CO-OP TEAM!
Purple Porch Co-op was founded in 2009 by a handful of people who had a desire to make their community a better place through food. We’ve grown a lot since our early days but still maintain our focus on local, ethical, and environmentally considerate food. Located in the heart of Downtown South Bend, Purple Porch Co-op offers a collaborative work environment that aspires to create an excellent customer experience.Read More
Thank you to those that participated in the quick survey last week. We had 40 responses that said they eat the prepared foods from our cafe on a regular basis. Here is a visual way to know why they eat it on a regular basis (the larger the font, the more frequent the word or idea was used in responses).
Why do you choose the Purple Porch Co-op prepared foods?
FYI - There were a good number of responses from those that do not eat the prepared foods Co-op on a regular basis. Most people said they don't eat out, cost, not convenient, or simply don't think about it.
LOCAL FARMERS MARKET - EVERY WEDNESDAY
Ordering is Friday noon through Monday 7pm - Click on the link and Bookmark it in your web browser. Everyone is welcome to use this online ordering system. Or just show up - meet your local producers on Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00pm (NEW HOURS FOR THE COLD MONTHS).
This week - a quick survey - your input is needed!
Local Frozen Organic Blueberries now in stock.
New pricing on Cafe Salad Bar
Wednesday MarketRead More
See the Member-Owner Deals for January
Check out the Wednesday Market
Learn about Goat Nickels!Read More
NO MORE BAG CREDITS!
No – we just have a much better idea…Read More
What's Going on with BULK?
In an effort to make sure we're providing our customers the freshest products in our bulk department, we are temporarily packaging all products except for beans, lentils and popcorn. After we get a handle on some inventory issues, we'll bring back the self-serve bins.Read More
'Tis the giving season - so this edition is all about PPC giving you lower prices and free $$$$.Read More
Check out a list of the November Deals for Member-owners. Look for the YELLOW price tags in the store that has MBR SALE! on them. We're passing on the savings to our Member-owners.
Saturday, November 26 - Small Business Saturday - Look for sales on select locally produced goods throughout the store as well as sample of many locally produced food items.
Friday, December 2 - Hans Westerink of Violet Sky Chocolate will grace us with his presence once again. This time featuring Violet Sky's craft hot chocolate. Join us for a family friendly evening of hot cocoa drinking, chocolate tasting fun.
LOCAL FARMERS MARKET - EVERY WEDNESDAY
Ordering is Friday noon through Monday 7pm - Click on the link and Bookmark it in your web browser. Everyone is welcome to use this online ordering system. Or just show up - meet your local producers on Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm.
Reserve your Local Pastured Turkey Now.
Whisky on the Porch - Friday, November 18, 7-9pmRead More