There’s nothing like summer produce, homegrown tomatoes, local corn, and freshly picked strawberries. In years past, if you wanted local produce, you had to visit a nearby farm, but in the last decade or so the cropping up (pun intended) of Farmer’s Markets has continued to proliferate much to the delight of area consumers. A few markets open in May, while most open the beginning of June. Below is a bushel basket filled with some of the Farmer’s Markets in our area.
Bellevue Farmer’s Market
Buy fresh produce in Bellevue every Wednesday 3-7 p.m. at Bayne Park, 34 North Balph Avenue.
Bethel Park Farmers Market
Held Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m., the Bethel Park Farmers Market is located in the skating rink parking lot at South Park on Corrigan Drive.
Bloomfield Saturday Market
The market is located at 5050 Liberty Avenue, 15224, between Gross and S. Winebiddle Streets, in a large parking lot, and is held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cranberry Township Farmer’s Market
The market is held on Fridays from 3:30-6 p.m. in the Municipal Center parking lot and on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Route 19 Fire Station.
Etna Farmers Market
Etna’s Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3-6:30 p.m. at 473 Butler Street.
Fox Chapel Farmers Market
The market is held at Shady Side Academy Senior School in the first parking lot off the campus entrance drive, in front of the new McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Garfield Night Market
Garfield’s Night Market is held on the first Friday of every month from May through September from 6-10 p.m. on North Pacific Avenue.
Green Tree Farmers Market in the Park
Green Tree’s market is held every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Green Tree Park.
Lawrenceville Farmers Market
The market is held on Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. at Arsenal Park near the 40th Street entrance (between 39th and 40th, and Butler and Penn).
Market Square Farmers Market
This is the 14th year for the market in Market Square. It is held on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to the market, there is live entertainment.
Monroeville Lions Farmers Market
Since 1982, the Lions have been hosting the farmers market. It is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at Monroeville Community Park, 2399 Tillbrook Road.
Mt. Lebanon Farmer’s Market
This market has been held for 30 years and is on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Road.
Peters Township Farmers Market
The Peters Township Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 East McMurray Road.
Pittsburgh Citiparks Farmers’ Markets
The Citiparks Department holds Farmers’ Markets in seven locations throughout the city. They are:
- Squirrel Hill, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Beacon/Bartlett parking lot.
- East Liberty, Mondays, 3-7 p.m., Station Street & N. Euclid Avenue parking lot
- South Side, Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., 18th Street & Carson Street parking lot
- Carrick, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., 1529 Brownsville Road
- Beechview, Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., Broadway & Beechview Avenues parking lot
- Downtown, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mellon Square
- North Side, Fridays, 3-7 p.m., Allegheny Commons Park
Robinson Farmers Market at Holy Trinity
The Robinson Market is held on Mondays from 3-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic church, 5718 Steubenville Pike.
Ross Township Farmers Market
Located in the parking lot at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Perrysville, the market is held from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Sewickley Farmer’s Market at St. James Parish
Located in the St. James parking lot at 200 Walnut Street, the market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Swissvale Farmers Market
Swissvale’s market is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Noble Street parking lot.
Upper St. Clair Rotary Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market is held on Thursday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road in the south parking lot.
By Janice Palko
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