Market Square Farmers Market
Market Square Farmers Market & Lunchtime Concert Series
May 15-October 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Concerts - 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Interested in being a vendor at the Market Square Farmers Market? 2015 Farmers Market Applications will be available in January!
The October 16 Market Square Farmers Market is sponsored by:
Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market has returned to Market Square…and it’s even bigger and better than ever! Now in its 10th season, the popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local farmers 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 30, 2014, 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.
Bringing a new and much needed service to the Market is Just Harvest who will be conducting their Fresh Access program every week of the 2014 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.
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!
2014 Farmers Market Vendors
6 Mile Cellars – Delicious wine from Harborcreek, Pennsylvania's first winery
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!”
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
Good L'Oven Bakery - Specializing in old fashioned homemade cookies with a twist and using all natural ingredients from local sources
Gosia’s Pierogies – Homemade cheese and potato pierogies from a secret Polish family recipe
Greendance Winery – Featuring over 40 wines made from berries from Sand Hill Berries
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
Mackenzie Creamery - All natural, handcrafted goat cheeses made in Hiram, Ohio
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
Pittsburgh Pie Guy – Owned by two Duquesne University alumni and featuring pies made from local produce and ingredients
Quiroz Farm – Featuring tomatoes, peppers, corn and other delicious produce
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:
Batch, LLC – Unique homemade dips made from surprising ingredients – May 15, 22, 29, June 5, July 3, 10, 31, August 28, September 4, 11, October 9, 23, 30
Goodlife Juices – Carefully crafted homemade health juices - May 15, 22, 29, June 5, July 3, August 7, 28, September 11, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Mia Cucina - Homemade pasta, perfect to take home and make for dinner! - May 22, June 5, July 24, August 21, September 25, October 16
The Pop Stop, LLC - Homemade ice pops with fresh fruits and berries - June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14
Underhill Farm – Yarn and wool from Leicester Longwool sheep and Angora goats - May 15, 29, June 12, 26, August 14, 28, September 25, October 9, 23, 30
*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 2014 Market Square Farmers Market. The PDP has proudly operated vibrant Farmers Markets for the past nine 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.
Weekly performers will be posted right here. Check back for updates!