Citiparks farmers markets close for the season on November 27, 2013.
You don't have to leave the City limits to buy farm-fresh vegetables. Visit conveniently located Farmers' Markets throughout the summer and fall to find a wide variety of perennial favorites and seasonal specialties.
All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items.
Sponsored by Union Real Estate.
Penn Circle West
18th & Carson Streets
(open until 11/27)
Carrick Shopping Center
Brownsville Rd. & Parkfield St.
St. Maria Goretti School
Cedarville St. & Friendship Ave.
(now closed for season)
St. Catherine of Siena
Broadway Ave. & Belasco St.
10 AM- 2 PM
(open until 11/8)
3:30 -7:30 PM
Allegheny Commons Park
East Ohio St. & Cedar Ave.
* Location now accepts food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards. For more information on how to use your card at the market, click here.
"Firehouse Chili Cook-Off" at East Liberty Farmers' Market
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire chefs at Engine and Truck Company #8 (East Liberty) came away as the victors in a heated competition with cross-town rivals from Engine #32 (Spring Garden) at the third annual chili cook-off held at the Citiparks Farmers’ Market in East Liberty on September 16, 2013.
Farmers’ market patrons sampled several chili recipes before voting for their favorite, and the crowd chose Engine #8’s spicy-sweet “Backdraft” chili recipe – winner of the 2012 competition – as the grand prize winner again this year.
The event was sponsored for a third year by Giant Eagle Market District, with 2013 proceeds benefitting the Matthew Onyshko Fund (firefighter diagnosed with ALS).
“While the firefighters of Engine 8 have earned bragging rights, everyone came away from this event a winner,” according to firefighter Jim McGinley, who has organized the event since its launch in 2011. “Not only was $1,101 raised for fellow firefighter Matt Onyshko, but City residents of all ages also were able to learn more about fire safety and prevention from local firefighters.”
In addition to hosting the chili cook-off, firefighters distributed fire safety information, and younger residents had the opportunity to climb aboard a fire truck, try on firefighting gear, and hold the equipment used by Pittsburgh firefighters.