Farmers Market http://wesa.fm en Seniors Get Financial Assistance For Farmers Markets http://wesa.fm/post/seniors-get-financial-assistance-farmers-markets <p>Qualifying seniors can head off to farmers markets in the Pittsburgh area starting June 17 with $20 worth of checks in hand provided by the Allegheny County Department of Health Services Area Agency on Aging (AAA).</p><p>“The goal of the program is to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the eligible seniors in our area and to support the farmers,” said Marian Matik, administrative officer for AAA.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:11:41 +0000 Jess Lasky 30318 at http://wesa.fm MAP: Pittsburgh's Farmers Market Season Is Back In Swing http://wesa.fm/post/map-pittsburghs-farmers-market-season-back-swing <p>Bust out the reusable shopping bags and prepare to buy some organic goat cheese, because Farmers Market season is back in swing.</p><p>This year Pittsburgh will be home to at least 14 different farmers markets from downtown to Lawrenceville.</p><p>This Thursday marks the start of the Market Square Farmers Market, which is one of the biggest in Pittsburgh with more than 30 vendors and live music every week.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jess Lasky 29147 at http://wesa.fm Shady Side Academy Farm: Planting Seeds of Sustainabilty http://wesa.fm/post/shady-side-academy-farm-planting-seeds-sustainabilty <p>Three years ago an administrator at Shady Side Academy noticed there was no market near the school’s location in Fox Chapel.&nbsp; This motivated the school to host a <a href="http://www.shadysideacademy.org/page.cfm?p=8575">Farmer’s Market</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Two years later, stemming from the school’s commitment to sustainability, the <a href="http://www.shadysideacademy.org/page.cfm?p=11274">Shady Side Academy Farm</a> was planted.</p><p>The farm is managed primarily by students and is successfully integrated into the school’s curriculum. <a href="http://localgoodness.com/Local_Goodness/Home.html">Rhonda Schuldt of Local Goodness </a>explains the roles that students play in the farm and the market.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:12:04 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14204 at http://wesa.fm Shady Side Academy Farm: Planting Seeds of Sustainabilty Digging Deeper Into the Business of Farmers Markets http://wesa.fm/post/digging-deeper-business-farmers-markets <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">For many, <a href="http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/joinus/faq#sthash.gcewGMcf.dpuf">farmers markets are one</a> of the wonderful diversions of the summer season, where practical shoppers and foodies alike can peruse the offerings of local farmers. They provide community, frugality and an opportunity to skip the supermarket. But what are the business benefits of participating in a farmers market?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">According to business contributor Rebecca Harris, the sellers in a farmers market get to see some clear benefits, one of which is the direct connection to their customers.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">“It’s direct consumer marketing and the farmers get to decide on the pricing,” which helps them ensure they get fair pay for their hard labor.</span> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:39:07 +0000 John Lavanga 14008 at http://wesa.fm Digging Deeper Into the Business of Farmers Markets Enon Valley Farm's Garlic Scapes http://wesa.fm/post/enon-valley-farms-garlic-scapes <p></p><div>Rhonda Schuldt, food writer for <a href="http://www.LocalGoodness.com">LocalGoodness.com</a> has a little known seasonal item from her local market. Garlic scapes. Find out about the family behind <a href="http://www.enonvalleygarlic.com">Enon Valley Farm</a>'s garlic scapes.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Katherine Blackley 11745 at http://wesa.fm Enon Valley Farm's Garlic Scapes