Market Square Farmers Market
May 12 - October 27, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Full-time vendor spaces for the Market Square Farmers Market are now full but we are always looking for part-time vendors! Please feel free to apply for a part-time vendor space!
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. 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:
2016 Market Square Farmers Market Participation Agreement:
2016 Market Square Farmers Market Packaging Verification Forms:
For sponsorship opportunities, click below.
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2016 Market Square Farmers Market
Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market is set to celebrate it’s 12th 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 from May 12 - October 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 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, many of whom are 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 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.
2016 will see the second year of our Small Business Spotlight program, designed to support small retailers in Downtown Pittsburgh. This allows the feature retailer to showcase their offerings with the Market’s well-established community of shoppers, promoting engagement in Downtown’s retail scene.
The May 26 Market Square Farmers Market is sponsored by:
2016 Farmers Market Vendors
Always Summer Herbs – Family business specializing in honey, tea, and herbs from Slippery Rock, PA
Aunt Carol's Homemade Dips – Pre-packaged homemade dip packets that you whip up fresh at home
Batch – Unique homemade jams and jellies made from surprising ingredients
Billy’s Country Smoke House – Frozen and smoked meats to go and delicious ready-to-eat sandwiches!
Breezy Hill Farm - Organic produce out of Homeworth, Ohio
Cinco De Mayo Salsas – Fire roasted salsas and dips
Cobbler World – Cobblers, cheesecakes, pound cakes and more
Enon Valley Garlic – Featuring over 20 varieties of garlic
Fabulous Homemade Cookies – The name says it all! A local favorite
Family Farms Creamery – Cheese, yogurt, milk, and delicious homemade ice cream
Freedom Farms – Known from GAC’s hit show, “Farm Kings,” proving various produce items
Good L'Oven Bakery - Specializing in old fashioned cookies using all natural ingredients from local sources
GoodLIFE Juices – Carefully crafted cold pressed health juices
Gosia’s Pierogies – Fresh ready-to-eat pierogies from a Polish family recipe
Hello Hummus – Offers handmade, small batch hummus
Jose Quiroz Farm – Home grown produce out of Salem, OH
Little Athens Catering – Ready-to-eat Greek foods such as grape leaves, spanakopita, pastitsio and more
Mediterra Bakehouse - Bread baked in custom stone-hearth, steam-injected ovens.
The Olive Tap – Unique, flavorful, fresh, and award-winning olive oils and balsamic vinegars
Ridgeview Acres Farm – Located between Ligonier and Donegal, a family owned and operated farm specializing in fresh cut flowers.
Rise Above Bakery – Scones, cookies, breads, loaf cakes and more
Sand Hill Berries – Pies, jam, fresh berries, and jellies
Simmons Farm – Fruits, vegetables, flowers
Stickler’s Ice Pop Co. – Formerly The Pop Stop, homemade ice pops with exotic flavors and fresh fruits
Sweet Patootie – Homemade and natural pet treats
Tom’s Farm – Onions, shallots, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, and so much more
Two Acre Farm – All-natural, gluten-free, sugar-free artisan sauces, rubs, and condiments
Woolf Farms – Formerly Morning Dew Orchard, apples, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, sweet corn, and cider
Part Time Vendors
A519 Chocolate – Hand-painted chocolate truffles in assorted flavors – May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 16, July 7, 14, September 22, October 6, 20, 27
Drew Mathieson Center for Horticulture & Agriculture Technology – Plants, herbs, and hanging baskets – May 19, June 2, 30, August 11, September 8, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Grandma’s Canoli and Baked Goods – Cheesecake, cupcakes, zuch/carrot/pumpkin bread, and pepperoni rolls – July 14, August 25
Happy Camper Cakes – Homemade cupcakes and seltzer drinks – May 19, 26, June 2
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt - Fresh from the farm artisan yogurt made with local organic ingredients, full of healthy probiotics - May 19, 26, June 2, 9
The Pickled Chef – Seasonal pickled vegetables, condiments, and sauces – May 19, June 2
Pisarcik Greenhouses & Flower Studio – Fresh flowers including Annuals, Perennials, herbs, succulents, and more – May 19, July 21, October 20, 27
Pittsburgh Fudge Co. – Homemade fudge, candy, and cookies – July 28
Retro Gourmet Confectioners – Peanut brittle, caramels, and toffee – September 22, October 20
Underhill Farm – Artisan yarn and wool from Leicester Longwool sheep and Angora goats – May 12, 26, June 9, 23, July 7, August 4, 18, September 1, 15, 29, October 13, 27
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Sponsorship opportunities for the 2016 Market Square Farmers Market are currently sold out but you can still be added to a waiting list. The PDP has proudly operated vibrant Farmers Markets for the past eleven 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.
Each Thursday the Market has live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
May 12 - Two Tall Twins
May 19 - Joel Lindsey
May 26 - Tori Plack
June 2 - Jason Kendall Productions
June 9 - Gabby Barrett
June 16 - Hawaiian Luau presented by Little Athen's Catering
June 23 - Rachel B
June 30 - The Bleil Brothers
July 7 - Feed More Festival Preview
July 14 - JD Eicher
July 28 - Christmas in July
August 4 - Shelley Duff
August 11 - TBA
August 18 - TBA
August 25 - Irish Day presented by the Pittsburgh Irish Festival
*Check back regularly for an updated entertainment schedule*