Farmers Markets http://wesa.fm en New Farmers Market To Open In Bloomfield http://wesa.fm/post/new-farmers-market-open-bloomfield <p>Eight-year Bloomfield resident Christina Howell said she realized that she was always traveling out of the neighborhood to go to festivals and markets.</p><p>As the program manager for the Bloomfield Development Corporation, that was a bit upsetting.</p><p>To help fix this problem, the organization decided to create a place where businesses and residents could interact within the neighborhood.</p><p>As a result, the new<em> </em>Bloomfield Saturday Market is kicking off this weekend with locally sourced food and entertainment.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:55:44 +0000 Jessica Nath 30055 at http://wesa.fm Can Food Trucks Help Solve Pittsburgh's Food Desert Dilemma? http://wesa.fm/post/can-food-trucks-help-solve-pittsburghs-food-desert-dilemma <p>Food trucks are commonplace in cities such as Los Angeles or New York, but Pittsburgh has had a hard time embracing the mobile eateries.</p><p>All that could change with Farm Truck Foods.</p><p>Awesome Pittsburgh, which gives grants to people "with brilliant ideas," this week awarded the company $1,000 for its proposed solution to the city’s food desert dilemma.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:19:24 +0000 Michael Lynch 27662 at http://wesa.fm Local Goodness: Farmers Market Season http://wesa.fm/post/local-goodness-farmers-market-season <p></p><p>Does this week's summer-like weather put you in the mood for some fresh corn or warm, sun rippened tomatoes? How about a tote bag full of cukes and zukes? While these foods aren't quite ready at the local farm, we are definitely headed into outdoor farmers market season.</p><p>Food contributor <strong>Rhonda Schuldt</strong> stops in to talk about what to expect from <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/life/food/your-guide-to-the-regions-130-farmers-markets-636915/">Pittsburgh's many farmers markets</a>. Thu, 23 May 2013 21:45:28 +0000 Heather McClain 10105 at http://wesa.fm Local Goodness: Farmers Market Season As Farmers Markets Sprout Up, So Does Effort to Include Food Stamps http://wesa.fm/post/farmers-markets-sprout-so-does-effort-include-food-stamps <p>Farmers markets are opening all over the region with fresh, wholesome and affordable produce, and there are efforts to make sure everyone is able to share in the bounty. &nbsp;</p><p>Ken Regal, Executive Director of Just Harvest, said the 160,000 residents of Allegheny County on Food Stamps have often been unable to use them at farmers markets because vendors usually only accept cash.&nbsp;</p><p>This year, however, Just Harvest will staff kiosks at two Citiparks farmers markets where Food Stamps, as well as commercial debit and credit cards, can be used to buy tokens. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 18:46:04 +0000 Charlee Song 9867 at http://wesa.fm