Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market just celebrated its 13th season with fresh produce and goods from local vendors, while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience that enlivened the city. Each Thursday during the season, an average of 7,000 – 10,000 office employees, residents, and visitors to Pittsburgh come to Market Square to enjoy the gourmet treats, fresh grocery finds, and unique entertainment opportunities throughout the market.
Over 30 weekly vendors are showcased. Fresh-cut flowers, live herb plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk and cheese, honey, yarn, breads, cakes, and fresh-pressed juices are all available for Downtown shoppers, along with an assortment of prepared foods ready for lunch.
In addition, free afternoon concerts entertain Market-goers from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., featuring an array of diverse performances ranging from acoustic local musicians to the Pittsburgh Opera Resident Performers.
Special events will again return to the Market Square Farmers Market, including “Christmas in July” celebrations, Irish Day, Navy Week entertainment, and the year-end Halloween bash.
Trying to find a vendor or performer you loved from the 2017 season? Check out the list below!
|Always Summer Herbs|
|Andrews Farm Market|
|Aunt Carol’s Gourmet Dips|
|Billy’s Country Smoke House|
|Brenckle’s Organic Farm & Greenhouse|
|Cinco de Mayo Salsas|
|City Fresh Pasta|
|Enon Valley Garlic|
|Fabulous Homemade Cookies|
|Family Farm Creameries|
|Good l’oven Cookie Shop|
|José Quiroz Farm|
|LaScola’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custards|
|Little Athens Catering|
|Ohio Farm Direct|
|Olive Tap – Pittsburgh|
|Ridgeview Acres Farm LLC|
|Sand Hill Berries|
|Simmons Farm, Inc|
|Two Acre Farm/The Brinery|
|GOODLife Juices Bike|
|A519 Chocolate (6/1 ; 6/8 ; Sept. ; 10/19 ; 10/26)|
|Drew Mathieson Center (6/15 ; 6/22 ; 8/3 ; 8/10 ; 10/5 ; 10/12)|
|McLaughlin Distillery (5/11 ; 5/18)|
|Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm (6/29 ; July ; 10/5 ; 10/26)|
|Forever Greene (5/18 ; 6/1 ; 6/15 ; 6/29)|
|Ron’s Sno Cones and Homemade Candy (8/17 ; 8/24 ; 8/31)|
|Fudge Farm (8/3 ; 8/31 ; 9/28)|
|KingView Mead (8/17 ; 9/14)|
|Wigle Whiskey (May ; 6/1 ; 9/14)|
The Market Square Farmers Market features live performances from local artists from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check back every so often for an updated line-up as the summer continues!
|May 11||Jason Kendall|
|May 18||Joel Lindsay|
|May 25||Shelley Duff|
|June 1||Byron Nash|
|June 8||South Hills Brass|
|June 15||Zaneta Grant|
|June 22||Navy Band|
|July 6||South Hills Brass|
|July 13||Christmas in July! Entertainment TBD|
|July 20||The East End Kids|
|July 27||Scott & Rosanna|
|August 3||Tony Barge|
|August 17||River City Brass|
|August 24||Irish Day – Corned Beef & Curry and Shovlin Academy Irish Dance|
|August 31||The Evergreens|
|September 7||Jason Kendall|
|September 14||South Hills Brass|
|September 21||Pittsburgh Opera|
|September 28||Pittsburgh Opera|
|October 5||Tony Barge|
|October 12||Shelley Duff|
|October 19||Two Tall Twins|
|October 26||Joel Lindsey|
Full-time applications are closed as of March 1; any applications received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling basis for part-time vendor slots.
A complete application includes all three of the following forms. Please note: an application does not guarantee acceptance.