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Market Square Farmers Market  

Market Square Farmers Market & Lunchtime Concert Series 
May 12 - October 27, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2015 Market Square Farmers Market! Check back soon for information about this year's Market.

Want the fresh options of the Farmers Market year round? A number of our 2015 vendors offer deliveries and sell at various places in Downtown throughout the Winter. Check below for regularly updated options as they become available.

Apply to be a 2016 Market Square Farmers Market Vendor
Note: All three forms below must be completed in order to be considered for the Market. A complete list of items for sale/menu items must accompany your application. Application due date for full time vendors is Monday, February 29. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance - please do not submit payment until invoice and acceptance letter are received. 

2016 Market Square Farmers Market Vendor Application:
https://pittsburghdowntownpartnership.formstack.com/forms/2016_fm_vendor_app

2016 Market Square Farmers Market Participation Agreement:
https://pittsburghdowntownpartnership.formstack.com/forms/fm_vendor_participation_agreement

2016 Market Square Farmers Market Packaging Verification Forms:
https://pittsburghdowntownpartnership.formstack.com/forms/2016_fm_package_forms

For sponsorship opportunities, click below. 

Find us on social media using the hashtag #MSqFarmersMarket and @DowntownPitt, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed of this and our other Downtown events.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Farmers Market Delivery

Miss the fresh finds of the Farmers Market? Some of your favorite vendors offer Special Delivery over the winter months! Check back here often for a regularly updated list of options.

  • GOODlife Juices
    • Local. Raw. Organic. Offers delivery of fresh, cold press juices, power shots, and snacks within the 15222 zip code every Thursday. Visit their website, or call (412) 513-7274 for more information.

2015 Year-in-Review

Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market celebrated it’s 11th 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, an average of 7,000 - 10,000 office employees, residents, and visitors to Pittsburgh came to Market Square to enjoy the gourmet treats, fresh grocery finds, and unique entertainment opportunities throughout the market. 30 weekly vendors were showcased, many of whom went on to be featured in regional press for their delicious, unique goods (Cobbler World featured in Pittsburgh Magazine, Batch, LLC featured in TRIBLive).

Fresh-cut flowers, live herb plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk and cheese, honey, yarn, breads, cakes, and fresh-pressed juices were all available for Downtown shoppers, along with an assortment of prepared foods ready for lunch.

In addition, free afternoon concerts entertained 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 Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Opera.

Special events that coincided with the Market Square Farmers Market increased the appeal to the local community, with “Christmas in July” celebrations, Navy Week entertainment, and the year-end Halloween bash, which featured the launch of mobile parking payments now available throughout the city of Pittsburgh.

   

2015 also featured the launch of our Small Business Spotlight program, designed to support small retailers in Downtown Pittsburgh. This allowed the feature retailer to showcase their offerings with the Market’s well-established community of shoppers, promoting engagement in Downtown’s retail scene. 

Among the Downtown business which participated are Boutique la Passerelle, Amazing Books and Records, Local Press, Wallace Floral, and more.


 

 

 

 

2015 Farmers Market Vendors - List of 2016 Vendors coming in March!

Always Summer Herbs, LLC – Woman-owned family business specializing in honey, tea, and herbs from Slippery Rock, PA

Aunt Carol's Homemade Dips – Homemade dips that bring you the “gourmet taste without the waste!”

Batch, LLC – Unique homemade dips and jams made from surprising ingredients

Billy’s Country Smoke House – Frozen meats to go and delicious sandwiches!

Breezy Hill Farm - Organic produce out of Homeworth, Ohio

Cinco De Mayo Salsas – Fire roasted salsas and dips

Clarion River Organics – A cooperative of 10 family farms from Sligo, PA bringing you a wide selection of organic produce

Edible Earth Farm – USDA certified organic vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, ginger, fruit and pastured, non-certified poultry

Enon Valley Garlic – Featuring over 20 varieties of garlic

Fabulous Homemade Cookies – Old-fashioned, fresh, homemade cookies just the way you remember them

Family Farms Creamery - Cheese, yogurt, milk, and ice cream

Good L'Oven Bakery - Specializing in old fashioned homemade cookies with a twist and using all natural ingredients from local sources

GoodLIFE Juices – Carefully crafted cold pressed health juices

Gosia’s Pierogies – Homemade cheese and potato pierogies from a secret Polish family recipe

HELLO HUMMUS - offers handmade, small batch hummus! It's fresh, local & deliciously different.

Joyce's Copper Kettle Fudge – Delicious homemade fudge in a variety of flavors from chocolate to peanut butter to Bailey’s Irish Cream!

Little Athens Catering – Ready to eat Greek foods such as grapeleaves, spanakopita, pastitsio and more

Mediterra Bakehouse - passion infused bread that emerges from custom-built, stone-hearth, steam-injected ovens.

Morning Dew Orchards – Specializing in apples and strawberries for over 55 years and based out of Salem, OH

One Woman Farm - Featured in a national documentary film, Farmland, about the next generation of young farmers and specializing in over 50 varieties of vegetables

The Olive Tap – unique, flavorful, fresh, and award-winning extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars

Ridgeview Acres Farm – located between Ligonier and Donegal in southwestern Pennsylvania, a family owned and operated commercial growing operation specializing in fresh cut flowers

Rise Above Bakery – Featuring scones, cookies, breads, loaf cakes and more

Sand Hill Berries – Specializing in berry pies, jam, fresh berries, and jellies

Simmons Farm – Fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, flowers, and more

Spring Harvest Farm – Hydroponic vegetables, lettuce and herbs and 1-2 acres of conventionally raised produce. Located in northern Mercer County, PA

Sweet Patootie – Homemade and natural pet treats

Part Time Vendors:

Cobbler World - Cobblers, cheesecakes, pound cakes and more! - May 14, July 2

GlutenWize - Amazing and unique gluten free snacks - May 14, 21

Heritage Farm - Grass-fed beef, forest-forage fed pork, poultry, eggs, chicken, turkey, grass-fed lamb - May 14, 21, 28, June 4

Ohio City Pasta - Homemade fresh pastas, pierogies, gnocchi, ravioli and more - May 24, June 4

The Pop Stop, LLC - Homemade ice pops with fresh fruits and berries - June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 27

Underhill Farm – Yarn and wool from Leicester Long Wool sheep and Angora goats - May 14, 28, June 11, 25, August 27, September 10, 24, October 8, 22

Subscribe to our e-newsletter for weekly updates on vendors and happenings at the Market!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the 2016 Market Square Farmers Market. The PDP has proudly operated vibrant Farmers Markets for the past ten years, contributing to the success of local food growers and producers, serving as a community gathering place and strengthening our food economy. By becoming a sponsor of the Market, organizations show a shared commitment to fostering an economically and socially sustainable community. 

Inquiries about sponsorship should be directed to Russell Howard at rhoward@downtownpittsburgh.com or via phone at (412) 325-0153.


2016 Entertainment Schedule Coming Soon!
 

  
 
   


 

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