South Bend Farmers Market
The Colfax Street bridge was the first site for the Public Market. It opened on July 25, 1911.
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.
Tuesdays,Thursdays and Saturdays, 7AM - 3PM
Location: 1105 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN
Best farmer's market I've ever been to. Seriously. Beats anything in Grand Rapids, Chicago, Seattle, Milwaukee, Columbus... I could continue. It's a real farmer's market, not some fancy foods boutique. There are farmers, and they bring you their food that they made. It's exactly what you want.
A great shopping experience. Tons of vendors with a super variety of offerings. The people watching is worth the trip by itself, but I defy you to leave empty handed. Not quite the exceptional value of years past, but still great everything!
I spend a lot of Saturday's here. Great selection even during the winter months. You never know what new vendor/goods you're going to find here but there are plenty of regulars too.
We love this Farmer's Market. The vendors are so friendly and helpful. You can get produce, hand made crafts, food, meat, plants, candles, eggs.... It's a little different every week. There is even a guy there that will sharpen your knives! We haven't missed a Saturday in years.
Love this farmer's market. I always try to show up pretty early, because it gets so busy. There's lots of great stands and things to buy. One of my favorites is a Chinese food stand where you get a ton of food to go for pretty cheap. Also highly recommend Zen coffee.
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