Farmers Markets Cropping Up Around the Region
Check out where you can get fresh food this summer!
It’s farmers market season, and that means outlets for locally grown goods are cropping up throughout the area. Chances are good that there’s a market of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in or near your neighborhood.
Here’s a list of some farmers markets in the region—if we missed one, please add it in the comments section! What are some other great places to shop locally this season?
The Verona Farmers Market begins today, June 14, at the Verona Municipal Park, 736 E. Railroad Ave. It will be held every Thursday through October 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
The Monroeville Lions Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Nov. 20 at Monroeville Community Park, 2399 Tilbrook Road. Click here for more info.
Pittsburgh Mills—Frazer Township
The Pittsburgh Mills Farmers Market at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, 167 Pittsburgh Mills Circle in Frazer Township, is held every Thursday through Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the JCPenney parking lot.
The Tarentum Farmers Market, held at the First United Presbyterian Church lot at Lock Street and East 10th Avenue, is every Wednesday through October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more information.
The Aspinwall Farmers Market is held every Sunday through October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is at the municipal parking lot along Freeport Road (in front of the borough building, 217 Commercial Ave.).
The Export Farmers Market is held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at 5960 Kennedy Ave.
The Forest Hills Farmers Market is held at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 26. For more information, see the article on Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch.
The Dormont Farmers Market starts June 25, and has a new location this year. The market will be held Mondays through September or October from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at the corner of West Liberty Avenue and Alabama Avenue.
The Mt. Lebanon Uptown Farmers Market runs every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors selling fresh meats and cheese, breads, flowers, produce and more can be found along Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. For more information, see the Uptown Farmers Market website.
The 2012 Citiparks Farmer's Market begins June 14, and will run Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The market is in the parking lot at Broadway and Beechview Avenues and features outside vendors as well as Beechview businesses. For more farmers markets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, click here.
The Carrick Farmers Market runs Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. It’s held in the Carrick Shopping Center at Brownsville Road and Parkfield Street. For more farmers markets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, click here.
The Green Tree Borough Farmers Market in the Park will be held at Green Tree Park, behind Aiken Elementary School, every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., June through September. The market will continue into October, when it stays open until 7:30 p.m. A list of vendors is now available at the Green Tree Farmers Market website.
The Scott Township Farmers Market can be found in Scott Park off of Lindsay Road. It runs every Monday, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., through Sept. 24. New vendors interested in joining are asked to call Scott Township at 412-276-5300. More info can be found in this article on Chartiers Valley Patch.
The Bridgeville Farmers Market is in the Northwest Savings Bank parking lot off of Washington Avenue. It runs every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., from June 19 to Sept. 25. There will also be a weekly flea market at the same time at the borough Triangle Park next to the train station and caboose. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/pages/Bridgeville-Farmers-Market.
The Original Farmers Market is located on Parks Road off of Route 50. It’s open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June until November. Selling begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the market, see The Original Farmers Market website.
Upper St. Clair
The Upper St. Clair Lions Club Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church every Thursday through Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. More information can be found on Upper St. Clair Patch.
Those in the North Hills are treated with three farmers markets this season. St. John's Church Farmers' Market, is at 920 Perry highway (in the parking lot across from the church). It's on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through October. The West View Farmers Market is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., in the parking lot of West View Savings Bank, at 456 Perry Highway. The Bellevue Farmers Market is Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hawley Avenue & the municipal lot.
The St. James Church Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from April through November. Farm-fresh produce, aged beef products, herbs and more are available. For more information, see the listing on Sewickley Patch.
- Beginning June 15, a farmers market will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. every Friday through October in the parking lot behind the Cranberry Municipal Center on Rochester Road. Starting Saturday, June 16, there also will be a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Park Fire Station on Route 19.
- Streets of Cranberry—Join local food vendors near the fountain at the center of the shopping complex for fresh produce and more. Starting June 14, a farmer’s market will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.
- Mars Farmers Market—Held in the parking lot across from Mars Post Office from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. This farmers market opened in May and—depending on the growing season—may extend through October.
- Harmony Farmers Market—The Harmony's Farmers Market will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday through September. Occasional wine and beer tastings also will be offered at the market, which is located in the Harmony town square. The event also features art exhibits and live music.
- Kretschmann Farm and Community Supported Agriculture—Located on 80 acres near Zelienople, Kretschmann Farm provides Pittsburgh area customers with organically grown produce, fruits, and meats. The family-run farm offer subscriptions to be delivered to your neighborhood or business—an arrangement known as Community Supported Agriculture. Every week from the first of June to Thanksgiving, a subscriber receives a box of produce containing whatever is in season. Delivery days are Tuesday through Friday, depending on location.
Did we miss any local markets? Tell us about them in the comments section!