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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? Full-time vendor spots are full for 2014 but we are always looking for part-time vendors!

Apply here: 2014 Vendor Application, Package Product Form, Participation Agreement.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The October 2 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!

Kous Kous Café - Fresh & tasty, HELLO HUMMUS offers handmade, small batch hummus! It's fresh, local & deliciously different!

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

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

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 rhoward@downtownpittsburgh.com or via phone at (412) 325-0153.

Full 2014 Concert Schedule Coming Soon!

Enjoy FREE, weekly acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh’s best talent from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each Thursday! 

May 15 - Joel Lindsey
May 22 - Perfect Lives performance from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. and Jess Sides from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
May 29 - Tori Plack
June 5 - The Navy Band Northeast "Rhode Island Sound"
June 12 - Beach Week
June 19 - Jazz at Andys from Fairmont Pittsburgh featuring Tania Grubbs, Daniel May and Tom Wendt
June 26 - Tori Plack
July 3 - Jess Sides
July 10 - Pittsburgh Blues Festival
July 17 - PDP 20th Anniversary
July 24 - Gina Rendina
July 31 - Jazz at Andys from Fairmont Pittsburgh
August 7 - Joel Lindsey
August 14 - Maddie Georgi
August 21 - Tori Plack
August 28 - Irish Day presented by the Pittsburgh Irish Festival featuring Donnie Irish
September 4 - Joel Lindsey
September 11 - Tony Barge
September 18 - Tori Plack
September 25 - Cello Fury presented by WQED
October 2 - Joel Lindsey - also ART Day of Giving
October 9 - Pittsburgh Opera
October 16 - Pittsburgh Opera
October 23 - TBA
October 30 - End of the season Halloween Bash!

*All performers are subject to change.

Weekly performers will be posted right here. Check back for updates!

      
 

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