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Farmers Markets: Opportunity to Discover New Vendors

Cranberry Farmers Market
Cranberry Farmers Market

Summer is here, and Pittsburgh farmers markets are open for business! Farmers markets can help you discover new vendors, inspire you to experiment with unique ingredients and encourage you to support local farmers. Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas are filled with farms offering everything from in-season fruits and vegetables to creamy goat cheese to freshly-made bread. A great way to expand your palate is to check out a different market each week; you never know what you’ll find!

Lawrenceville Farmers Market

Located at Bay 41, 115 41st Street

Tuesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Lawrenceville farmers market isn’t sprawling, but it has everything you need and more in a compact space! There are plenty of food and drink vendors, so start your visit with a little snack to enjoy before browsing. Sip on a coffee at Press House Coffee, devour a taco from Mexa or enjoy an ice pop from PopWorld. There is no shortage of fruit and vegetable vendors. Check out Jodikinos Family Farm & Greenhouses, Tiny Seed Farm, Old Tin Roof Farm and several others. Lawrenceville also has a variety of specialty vendors selling everything from cheese to honey to meat. Check out Lawrenceville United’s website for more info:

Ross Township Farmers Market
Ross Township Farmers Market

Ross Township Farmers Market

Located 920 Perry Highway

Wednesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Ross Township Market has so much more than just food! Find handmade wooden toys and home decor at Tommy’s Woodcrafts. Leave the market smelling delightful after you visit Leviathan’s Loft for homemade soaps. Treat your kiddo to a brand new book or game at Paper Pie. If you’re in need of some items to make a spectacular dinner, the Ross Township Market has no shortage of stalls. A few vendors include: Yvonne’s Handmade Pasta, Leeper Meats and Daugherty Orchards. Check out their page for more vendors:

Hampton Township Farmers Market

Located at Hampton Township Community Park, 3101 McCully Road

Wednesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Hampton Township’s Market is bursting with fresh produce and greens! Gabriel’s Gardens, Carlos Aviles Farms and The Greensgrowers will have everything you need. Need a drink to get you through the rest of the week? Visit Sips Mobile Bar or Mazzotta Winery. This farmers market is unique as they have rotating food trucks every week, so you can do some shopping and enjoy a meal. A few trucks serving up food, include Benvenuti’s Pizza Factory, The Boonseek, Cool Beans Taco Truck and Billu’s Indian Grill. To see the full list of food trucks and vendors, visit:

Downtown Farmers Market

Located at Market Square

Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Downtown Farmers Market is elite, because you can use your lunch break to shop for fresh goods. They have over 25 full-time vendors and 16 part-time vendors, selling a variety of products, including olive oil, produce, sauces, baked goods and more! Some stands that are a must-visit are Gosia’s Pierogies, Simmons Farm, Always Summer Herbs and Hello Hummus. Grab a bite before heading back into the office at All Things Empanada, Bae Bae’s Kitchen or Arepitas. Another bonus of this farmers market is

the live entertainment, and performers

that rotate each week. For more info on vendors and performers, visit:

Cranberry Farmers Market

Located at Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road

Fridays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Cranberry Farmers Market is a partnership between the Township and the Pittsburgh

North Regional Chamber. It’s a great way to end the week and gather some delicious goods for the weekend! Every week there are over

40 vendors selling everything from local honey to grass-fed beef to homemade jam. There are unique events on certain dates, such as the HYPE corn hole tournament, Kidapalooza

and Barktoberfest. Find more info at

Sewickley Farmers Market

Located at 200 Walnut Street

Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Weekend farmers markets are special, because you have all the time in the world to browse. Sewickley’s farmers market is extensive and has a huge variety of products for sale. Cinco de Mayo Salsas has a large selection of homemade salsas and hot sauces. Mediterranean Bakehouse offers a variety of bread for sale from their Mt. Athos Fire Bread to ciabatta. Cherish Creamery sells the creamiest goat cheese with a variety of flavors, including plain, garlic and basil and queso blanco. More sellers include the Lettuce Ladies, Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm, Meadow Sweet Apiaries, Gray Farms and the Alaska Wild Salmon Company. To discover more stalls and other info, visit:

More Farmers Markets to Visit:

Bellevue Farmers Market — Located at Bayne Park,

34 North Balph Avenue, Wednesdays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

The Block at Northway Farmers Market — Located at The Block Northway, near DSW Shoe Warehouse in the South Atrium, Upper Level, 8013 McKnight Road,

Thursdays 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

North Side Farmers Market — Located at East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue, Fridays 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

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