Farmers Markets are a great way for farmers to sell directly to customers. Here in Pittsburgh, farmers markets typically run from March through the end of November, and offer a wide variety of local products at reasonable prices. Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Your support for our local farmers helps to strengthen our regional economy and makes Pittsburgh a more resilient city.
Our Farmers Market Study
In an effort to improve the markets that serve Pittsburgh residents, the City of Pittsburgh engaged Farmers Market Coalition to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the farmers market system. These markets include eight markets that the City of Pittsburgh operates, as well as the 18+ markets operated by other organizations. The goal of this study is to understand the effectiveness of current markets throughout the city and develop a plan for growth that improves equitable access to fresh, affordable, culturally appropriate food, supports our regional food producers and promotes healthy eating choices for all residents.
This 10-month research project, titled “Understanding and Improving Pittsburgh’s Farmers Markets,” will be completed in the late spring of 2018. The report will offer recommendations for supporting all farmers markets in the city and for establishing a network where operational issues and measurement strategies can be shared between markets. For information about vending at the City's farmers markets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market Study Information:
Farmers Markets in and around the City of Pittsburgh