Satisfy your appetite for fresh-picked fruits and vegetables by visiting farmers’ markets presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.
In May, four City-operated farmers’ markets will open for the season in East Liberty (Mondays), Carrick (Wednesdays), Northside (Fridays) and Squirrel Hill (Sundays).
All markets will sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations will also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items. All markets will accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program.
2021 operating schedule for farmers’ markets operated by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events:
Monday, 3 - 7 p.m., EAST LIBERTY, Garland Parklet lot, N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. (May 10 - Nov. 22)
Wednesday, 3 - 7 p.m., CARRICK, Carrick Dairy District, 1529 Brownsville Rd. (May 12 - Nov. 24)
Friday, 3 - 7 p.m., NORTHSIDE, Allegheny Commons Park, East Ohio St. & Cedar Ave. (May 14 – Nov. 19)
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., SQUIRREL HILL, Beacon/Bartlett parking lot (May 16 - Nov. 21)
A fifth market location – in Mellon Square, Downtown Pittsburgh – has been postponed until further notice.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, shoppers and vendors will follow COVID-19 health and safety guidance issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the CDC. On-site health and safety procedures at the four markets will include the following instructions for shoppers: wear a face covering; maintain social distance of at least 6 feet; pay with card or exact amount; wash/sanitize hands; no pets permitted; do not enter if sick.
“Again this year, procedures will directly address opportunities to minimize the spread of coronavirus, and we recommend that at-risk individuals attend the markets during the first hour of operation when crowds tend to be smaller,” according to Brian Katze, Manager of the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events. “For a second year, our policy will be no lingering, no sampling, no pets on site. Also, no food will be prepared on site, although such food will be prepackaged to take and enjoy elsewhere.”
For more information, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493.