Purple Porch Coop began in 2009 with a few South Bend friends dreaming of how to connect local consumers with local producers. They called a meeting….and hundreds of people showed up! That first season, Spring 2009, members ordered online and picked their food up on Wednesdays. Potlucks helped grow the community. As winter approached, members discussed whether to stay open or close for the winter. We decided to stayed open. The following year there was more to buy, as...
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