Apartment Living


Faros Farmers Market

rebecca - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Living in the city, it can be hard to stay in touch with the more rural aspects of life. Often, it is easiest to run to the Aldi down the street rather than putting in the effort to acquire fresh produce. Even if you strive to eat organic and shop at Whole Foods, that can wreak havoc on your budget.

Farmer’s markets could be the answer. Purchasing goods from a farmer’s market has many benefits to both your health and the health of your local economy. They offer fresh, organic produce that has not been smothered in pesticides or tumbling around in transport for days before it hits the grocery store shelves. In addition, buying from a local farmer’s market supports the farmers and local small business economy of your area. They offer a wide range of organic produce or homemade goods for a reasonable price.

And the best news? There is a plethora of farmers markets within proximity of the city on any given day.

Saturdays:
Lawrenceville Farmers Market
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Arsenal Park, between 39th and 40th Streets, and between Butler and Penn Streets

Shadyside Farmers Market
Time 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Liberty School lot (on the corner of Ellsworth and Ivy Street)

Bloomfield Saturday Market
Time 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 5050 Liberty Avenue (between S. Winebiddle and Gross Streets)

Sundays:
CitiParks Squirrel Hill
Time 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Beacon/Bartlett parking lot

Monday:
CitiParks East Liberty
Time 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Station Street & N. Euclid Avenue parking lot

Tuesday:
CitiParks South Side
Time 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: 18th Street and Carson Street parking lot

Wednesday:
Farmers at Phipps
Time 2:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: One Schenely Park (Outside Phipps Conservatory)

Thursday:
Market Square Downtown Farmers Market
Time 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Market Square

Friday:
Citiparks North Side
Time 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: East Park, East Ohio Street & Cedar Avenue

The majority of these farmer’s markets offer a similar variety of goods ranging from fresh produce and flowers to homemade breads and sweets. Depending on the size of the farmer’s market, homemade humus and cheeses may be available, too.

It is important to note that farmer’s market season is drawing to an end as the weather turns cold and the leaves begin to fall. Most farmer’s markets have their last outing during the last week of October, although some extend to the first week in November. Before you go, make sure the market you are planning on visiting is still open for the season!

Listed above are only some of the options available for visiting a farmer’s market on any given day. If you are looking for a farmer’s market in outside of the city or wondering about the specific offerings of one, please check out the following website.

www.goodfoodpittsburgh.com/pittsburgh-farmers-markets-2017

Before the season draws to a close, be sure to grab a friend and stop by a local farmer’s market! When you do, be sure to let us know and post a picture to our Facebook page.