Market Square Farmers Market
May 14 - October 29, 2015
Interested in being a vendor at the Market Square Farmers Market? Our full-time vendor application period has ended but we are always seeking part-time vendors.
Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market has returned to Market Square for 2015! Now in its 11th season, the popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local vendors to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience. Each Thursday, Downtown’s biggest Farmers Market attracts 7,000-10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season, we’re bringing the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the City. As many as 30 weekly vendors will be showcased in the significantly expanded Market, along with free afternoon concerts. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), the Market Square Farmers Market runs each Thursday through October 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Market-goers can expect to choose from a variety of goods such as: breads; banana loaf cakes; crunchy biscotti; fresh-cut flowers; live herb plants and teas; homemade, all-natural vegetarian dog treats; fresh vegetables and fruits; naturally dry-aged beef; organic raw milk and cheese; beeswax candles; honey; Angora goat yarn, and more.
The August 6 Market Square Farmers Market is sponsored by:
Just Harvest will be back conducting their Fresh Access program every week of the 2015 Farmers Market season. This program enables shoppers to use their credit/debit cards and food stamps via electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to purchase a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, meat and dairy products. SNAP users can swipe their cards and receive tokens that are accepted by many of our vendors. Users of the token kiosk for credit and debit card purchases will be asked to contribute $1 per transaction to defray costs of the program. Beginning this season, for every $5 a shopper spends using food stamps, they'll receive an additional $2 to spend on fruits and veggies.
New to the Market this year is the PDP Small Business Spotlight program designed to support small retailers in Downtown Pittsburgh. Most weeks at the Market, a featured retailer will be provided the opportunity to showcase their offerings to promote engagement with the Market’s more than 5,000 weekly visitors. Among the Downtown businesses slated to participate are Boutique la Passerelle, Amazing Books, Boutique 208, Emporio Tobacco, and Wallace Floral. More information on the program can be found here.
Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the Square will be rockin’ with live acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh's top talent! A schedule of performances will be updated regularly so check back often!
Shake-up your Thursdays and enjoy a little lunch, shopping and music in one of Downtown’s hottest places to be – Market Square!
2015 Farmers Market Vendors
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
*All vendors and concert performers are subject to change. Not all vendors will be in attendance each week. Subscribe to our e-newsletter for weekly updates on vendors and happenings at the Market!
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (412) 325-0153.
Enjoy FREE, weekly acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh’s best talent from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each Thursday!
*All performers are subject to change.