COVID-19 UPDATE:

HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7am-3pm

We have been and continue to follow the guidelines put out by the St. Joseph County Health Department. You may enter through the two Main entrances at each end of the building. Sanitizing stations are available at each entrance and throughout the market. When the weather permits, the doors will be propped open for a contactless entry. We will continue to enforce 6 feet physical distancing and ask that you wash or sanitize your hands often. Masks/facial coverings are now being mandated by our local health department until September 7. When you enter our enclosed building, please be respectful and wear a face covering.

Curbside Pick Up

  • Please fill this form out to place your oder

  • You can also call the office during open hours to place your order (574)282-1259 if you would like to speak with someone (we are open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 7am-3pm)

  • We will gather your items and bring them to Door C for pick up

  • Cash or check are accepted

CURBSIDE PICKUP ORDER FORM

Cafe

  • The Cafe has reopened at 50% capacity seating at the tables outside of the cafe. The tables have been spaced out to maintain physical distancing.  Our staff are wearing face coverings, and we are sanitizing between guests to ensure your safety.
  • Curbside Pick Up at Door C for all call ahead to go orders is available.
  • On Saturdays you can eat at the tables outside of the cafe, or you can also find us grilling at the main entrance. Check out Facebook page for more information: FaceBook.

About the Market

The Colfax Street bridge opening July 25, 1911 and was the first site for the Public Market.

From 1911 to 1923, farmers, small gardeners, businessmen and concessioners within a 40-mile radius of South Bend came to the Colfax bridge to sell their produce and merchandise. The market, which was open year-round, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, began at dawn and closed at 10am.

By 1923, the market had grown too big for the Colfax bridge. There were often more than 100 sellers and thousands of buyers on a single day.

In May of 1923, the market was relocated to South Fellows Street, near the New York Central Railroad crossing.

The market remained at that site until late in 1928, when it was moved to its present location on Northside Boulevard.

The market was incorporated in 1924.

A fire in September of 1971 destroyed part of the market.

The new Farmer’s Market building was opened December 14, 1972, with new facilities to serve the customers better.

The Produces Market, or Farmers Market as we call it today, continues to be a bustling place. It is still open on the days established in 1911 – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is also open on Friday starting on the first Friday of May thru the Friday before Christmas.

A restaurant is located in the center of the market, with three counters. It remains busy throughout the day.

Farmer’s Market is a South Bend landmark that is mighty proud of its history.

The market continues to offer the same benefits to the community as it did at the beginning: fresh, home-grown produce (fruits and vegetables), dairy products, meats, poultry, eggs, maple syrup, jams, jellies, flowers, handcrafts, artwork, jewelry, gift items and many more unique items.

When you put all these products and the restaurant in one H-shaped building, add the atmosphere of a bazaar, a crowd of eager customers, and the warmth of Michiana friendliness, you’ve got…

THE SOUTH BEND FARMER’S MARKET!