Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania farms and farmers markets offer a wonderful variety of homegrown produce, goods, events, festivals, and fun. This list includes Pittsburgh farmers' markets, as well as a permanent roadside produce stands. Most Pittsburgh area farmers' markets are open from sometime in May to sometime in November, but dates and available items vary by location.
This year-round, indoor market offers locally grown food, fresh-baked goods, handmade crafts and more from a variety of vendors. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2401 Penn Ave.
The Ambridge Farmers Market, sponsored by the Beaver County Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, is held in the parking lot of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. 624 Park Road off Route 65; Thursdays, May 7 to Nov. 24, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Citiparks Farmers Markets
These seven city-run farmers markets set up shop each summer in a different Pittsburgh neighborhood. Shop for fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods, plus some small gifts.
- Sundays: Squirrel Hill, in the Beacon/Bartlett Parking lot; May 31 to Nov 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
- Mondays: East Liberty, at the Station St. & N. Euclid Ave. parking lot; May 11 to Nov. 23, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Tuesdays: South Side, at the 18th St. & Carson St. parking lot; May 12 to Nov. 24, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays: Carrick, in the Carrick Shopping Center at Brownsville Rd. and Parkville St; June 10 to Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Thursdays: Beechview, at the Beechview and Broadway Ave. parking lot; June 11 to Oct. 22, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Fridays: Downtown Pittsburgh, at the City-County Portico Building on Grant St.; May 15 to Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Fridays: North Side, in East Park at East Ohio St. and Cedar Ave.; May 15 to Nov. 20, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Stock up on local produce, fresh cheeses, and artisanal prepared foods at The Bloomfield Saturday Market. After filling up your (reusable) shopping bags, linger to watch a cooking demonstration or check out a free belly dancing class. Saturdays, May 30 to November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 5050 Liberty Avenue, 15224 (between S. Winebiddle and Gross Streets)
Farmers@Firehouse is one of Pittsburgh's most popular farmers markets, with offerings from dozens of local farmers and growers. Most of the meat and produce is certified organic, and Farmers@Firehouse has received several "best farmers' market" accolades. Saturdays, through Nov. 21 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 2216 Penn Ave.
Fill up on freshly popped kettle corn, homemade pies and pastries, naturally raised meats, and a rainbow of fruits and veggies at this Saturday morning market. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; Monroeville Community Park, 2399 Tilbrook Rd.)