A Guide to Eating Fresh in South Bend Mishawaka

South Bend and Mishawaka are home to an abundance of establishments dedicated to fresh produce, farm-raised meats and locally-sourced products. Here you will find a guide to some of the many options for those looking to eat fresh while visiting South Bend Mishawaka.

Purple Porch Co-Op

This is one fresh local co-op! Not only can you find great local produce, but the shelves of the grocery section are lined with grains, beans, and even some familiar products found in many other stores. Stop by for a quick meal with Purple Porch’s freshly made daily specials, or get something premade to take on the run.

South Bend Farmer’s Market

On any given Saturday, you can bet you will find most of South Bend’s farm-fresh lovers strolling the walkways of the South Bend Farmer’s Market. Incorporated in 1924, the Farmer’s Market is now the largest indoor market of its kind in the Midwest – and with good reason. Not only will shoppers find the expected variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and plant life, but they will also discover everything from homemade pet treats to jewelry and a cafe offering up some of South Bend’s most delicious and coveted recipes.

Granger Farmer’s Market

You can find anything from freshly cut flower arrangements to locally-sourced meats and produce at this farmer’s market. Many retail vendors are onsite, as well as some vendors offering up freshly made baked goods. Stop by some time for lunch at the food court!

Unity Gardens

Grab something homegrown from one of the many community gardens found around town and cook something up! You can visit the gardens to grab some great produce, and you can plant a little something while you’re there.

Whole Foods Market Mishawaka

Whole Foods Market in Mishawaka offers yet another great resource for those looking for healthy, fresh, locally sourced food options in the area. While Whole Foods may be a national chain, the company always tries to stay true to the community each one of the stores belongs to, and strives to provide options for shoppers that come from suppliers near their hometowns.

So many local restaurants pride themselves on their farm-to-table concepts and practices. Here are a few to check out…