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



Chocolate chip Pancake or Waffle with Peppermint Chip Ice Cream Alamode with chocolate sauce

Pear Butter and Caramel Pancake or waffle

Marbled Cinnamon French Toast, with Pear Butter

Prime Rib and Tomato Eggs Benedict on English Muffin Bread with horsey sauce and herbed hollandaise

Prime Rib, Tomato, Onion Omelet, with Horseradish cheese

Slice of Prime Rib, w/2 eggs, hash browns, and toast (no rare)

Prime Rib Hash w/choice 2 eggs

Brussels Sprouts Scramble, w/hash browns and choice of toast


Prime Rib, Bacon, or Ham Mac and Cheese

Prime Rib Sandwich with Horsey Sauce, Mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and Onion Straws w/side choice

Prime Rib Lunch, w/2 sides (no rare)

Bacon, Onion Straws, Horsey Cheese Burger on Everything Pretzel Bun, w/side choice

Bacon, Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack and Chef Sauce Grilled cheese, W/side choice

Chef Veg: Brussels Sprouts

Chef Starch: Mac and Cheese

Soup: Ham and Bean with Corn Bread