From the early 1900’s when our local farmers gathered on the Colfax Bridge to sell their crops and crafts—to the building of the structure that we now know as The South Bend Farmers Market—the one thing remaining unchanged has been tradition. After becoming incorporated in 1924, the shareholders began construction on the same lot we stand on today. A fire in the early 70’s threatened the Market, but once again the farmers joined together to rebuild and continue to provide our community with the bounties of their harvests.

The Café was a gathering place for vendors and patrons alike to share a meal, a laugh, and special friendships that would not only last their lifetime, but be passed on and remembered by generations. Now, in the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century, we at The South Bend Farmers Market invite you to sit, laugh, and enjoy the freshest produce and seasonal goodies we have to offer—and continue this time-honored tradition with generations to come.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday


Chef Nate builds a different specials board each week.  The specials reflect what is in season at the time.  95% of the entire specials board comes directly from the Market Vendors

Specials 11-15-19


Cinnamon apple and apple butter Pancake or Waffle

Marbled Cinnamon Bread and Apple Butter French Toast

Winter squash and harvest sausage Hash w/ 2 eggs

Chopped Cajun Bacon, co jack, and fig BBQ omelet

Beef Tenderloin Benedict, Caramelized onion, herbed hollandaise, English muffin bread.

Beef Tenderloin breakfast, hash browns, 2 eggs, and toast

Goat Cheese and caramelized onion omelet

Brussels Sprout scramble with toast and hash browns


Tenderloin Wrap- Filet Mignon, fresh mozzarella, mayo, caramelized onion (gluten free wrap, NO CELIAC)

French Fries, chicharron, Deep Fried Mac and Cheese Poutine w/Demi sec gravy

Fried Mac and Cheese, BBQ, Bacon Burger, with gravy on top w/side choice

Fried Mac and Cheese and Cajun bacon, cheddar cheese, sandwich w/side choice

Cajun Bacon, chef sauce, and cheddar grilled cheese on sour dough w/ side choice

Tenderloin Lunch with fried mac and cheese and brussels sprouts

Chicharron Mac and Cheese

Tacos de chicharron with cilantro lime slaw, queso fresco, chips and salsa


Soup: Stuffed Bell Pepper

Chef Starch: Deep Fried Mac and Cheese or cup Mac and Cheese

Chef Veg: Brussels Sprouts