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The Market Square Farmers Market Returns on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Downtown comes alive with expanded summer programming in Market Square, kicking off May 11 with the 19th season of Farmers Market.

Market Square Farmers Market in Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh – As spring returns with warmer weather, so does the Farmers Market, reopening for its 19th season in Market Square on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

A beloved tradition for the Downtown community, the rain-or-shine Market will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to offer regionally grown produce, organic products and small-batch foods from over 30 vendors. An array of local musicians will also perform each week, with Byron Nash welcoming shoppers on opening day. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will also continue its annual ‘free bulb giveaway’ tradition for the kick-off, handing out hundreds of free daffodil bulbs on a first-come, first-served, basis while supplies last.

Admission to the market is free, with discounted parking available at the 350 Oliver Avenue parking garage Downtown, offering a $5 Daytime Parking rate (for up to two hours) on weekdays. The new Golden Triangle Ambassadorswho have been out and about Downtown since the hospitality program launched in March, will be on hand to welcome people back to the market on opening day. Plus, visitors will get a first look at a new natural gas-powered truck, provided with generous support from Peoples Gas, to support the PDP’s expanded Clean and Hospitality services.

The market will feature many returning favorite vendors like Good L’Oven CookiesThe Brinery @Two Acre FarmJosé Quiroz Farm, and Mediterra Bakehouse, as well as new vendors such as Pittsburgher Highland Farm, a local producer of environmentally sustainable, grass-fed beef and Tiny Seed Farm, a small-scale producer of high-quality vegetables, flowers, and mushrooms. Just Harvest will be onsite again this year to offer their Fresh Access program that enables shoppers to use their food stamps – as well as credit and debit cards – to buy fresh, nutritious, and locally-grown food. The program also supplements food stamp shoppers with an extra $2.00 to spend on fruits and veggies for every $5.00 they spend in food stamps.

The opening of the Farmers Market kicks off an exciting season of expanded programing in Downtown that will reinvigorate the community. Yoga in Square will be returning to Downtown for free, bi-weekly classes on May 14, joined by a new Move-It-Mondays­ series, featuring free, outdoor fitness classes in Market Square starting on June 5. Live music will be front-and-center all summer long with brand new Lunch Concerts presented by Dollar Bank every Wednesday starting June 7. Plus, more weekend shopping opportunities and live entertainment will commence in late June when PDP’s Night Market series expands to both Fridays and Saturdays

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