Where the City is Opening Farmers Markets This Season
The markets will sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods.
Four City of Pittsburgh-operated farmers markets will open for the season beginning the week of May 10. All markets will sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations will also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets will accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program.
The markets are run by the city’s Office of Special Events:
- Mondays, (May 10 – Nov. 22) 3 – 7 p.m., EAST LIBERTY, Garland Parklet lot, N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St.
- Wednesdays, (May 12 – Nov. 24) 3 – 7 p.m., CARRICK, Carrick Dairy District, 1529 Brownsville Rd.
- Fridays, (May 14 – Nov. 19)3 – 7 p.m., NORTHSIDE, Allegheny Commons Park, East Ohio St. & Cedar Ave.
- Sundays, (May 16 – Nov. 21) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., SQUIRREL HILL, Beacon/Bartlett parking lot
A fifth market location – in Mellon Square, Downtown Pittsburgh – has been postponed until further notice.
Shoppers must wear a mask, maintain social distance and pay with a credit/debit card or the exact amount of cash.
“Again this year, procedures will directly address opportunities to minimize the spread of coronavirus, and we recommend that at-risk individuals attend the markets during the first hour of operation when crowds tend to be smaller,” said Brian Katze, Manager of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events. “For a second year, our policy will be no lingering, no sampling, no pets on site. Also, no food will be prepared on site, although such food will be prepackaged to take and enjoy elsewhere.”
Go to the city’s website for more information.