Bust out the reusable shopping bags and prepare to buy some organic goat cheese, because Farmers Market season is back in swing.
This year Pittsburgh will be home to at least 14 different farmers markets from downtown to Lawrenceville.
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.
“It does provide a sense of community," said Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. "I think it brings together folks. You know people saying ‘Meet me in the Square. It’s farmers market day,’ that’s something that you hear time and time again.”
This year Market Square feature vendors selling everything from 20 flavors of garlic, to natural handcrafted goat cheeses. In addition the Pittsburgh Opera will entertain shoppers several times throughout the season. Also this week the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will give away thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs.
But Market Square is not the only place where you can buy locally grown fresh produce. Throughout the week many other farmers markets will be open as well.
Squirrel Hill Citiparks Farmers Market: June 1-Nov. 23rd 9am-1pm at the Beacon/Barlett parking lot
East Liberty Citiparks Farmers Market: May 12th- Nov. 24th 3:30-7:30pm Penn Circle West
South Side Citiparks Farmers Market: May 13th- Nov. 26th 3:30-7:30pm at 18th and Carson
Farmers at Phipps: June 3rd-Oct. 28th 2:30-6:30pm in the lawn across Phipps
Carrick Citiparks Farmers Market: June 11th- Nov. 26th 3:30-7:30 Carrick Shopping Center
Bloomfield Citiparks Farmers Market: May 15th- Nov. 20th 3:30-7:30pm at St. Maria Goretti School parking lot
Beechview Citiparks Farmers Market: June 12th-Oct. 23rd 3:30-7:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena parking lot
Downtown Citiparks Farmers Market: May 16th- Nov. 7th 10am-2pm City-County Building
North Side Citiparks Farmers Market: May 16th- Nov. 21st 3:30-7:30pm at Allegheny Commons Park
Farmers@Firehouse: May 10th 9am-1pm the Bar Marco parking lot in the Strip
Farmers Market Cooperative: Year Round 5am-12pm East Liberty 344 North Sheridan Avenue
Lawrenceville Farmers Market: June 7th- Sept. 6th 8am-12pm 118 52nd Street
Pittsburgh Public Market: Open every day year round 2401 Penn Avenue