The Market Square Farmers Market – now in its 16th season – will be temporarily moving to a new location near the Convention Center to facilitate increased social distancing and pedestrian access while providing access to locally-grown produce and goods.
The rain-or-shine market will continue to offer regionally-grown produce, organic products, and small-batch foods from a variety of vendors each week. Admission to the market is free, with limited free parking also being made available thanks to the support of The Buncher Company and Alco Parking.
When possible, limit your time at the Farmers Market by coordinating your items to be picked up (and even potentially paid ahead of time) from specific vendors that offer that option. See below for a list of vendors that offer pre-ordering.
Cherry Valley Organics: Order window opens on Wednesdays at 10 am and ends on Fridays at noon prior to the Market. Select Downtown Pittsburgh 11th Street Farmers Market as pick-up option during online checkout.
José Quiroz Farm: Items available for sale will be posted via Facebook, with pre-orders accepted via email or Facebook message
The Olive Tap: Call (412) 252-2234 or email preorders at firstname.lastname@example.org, with orders needing to be placed Friday at noon prior to the Market
The Pickled Chef: place orders online with code “MARKETSQUARE” to remove the shipping charge for free pickup at the market
Wise County Biscuits: ordering opens Mondays at noon and closes Fridays at 3:00 p.m., select the Market Pickup from the shipping page
Woolf Farms: Orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the Market
Know Before You Go: Important Safety Precautions
No admittance will be permitted without a face covering
Anyone who is feeling unwell in any way should stay home
Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other shoppers
Do not touch or handle any products prior to purchase
Eating, drinking, and smoking within the Market is prohibited
Online preorders and prepayment from participating vendors are highly encouraged
Use credit and debit card payments, when possible
Wash your hands before and after visiting the Market
Limit your party to 1 – 2 people and split up to finish shopping quickly
Regularly wash your reusable bags before bringing them to the Market – vendors will not handle your personal shopping bag
The number of shoppers in the market at any given time may be limited
No loitering: active shoppers only, please
Additionally, vendors will be spaced further apart with signage and queue lines to help attendees maintain a proper social distance. These regulations were formed in collaboration with the Allegheny County Health Department and will be enforced by on-site staff. Vendors will also be taking additional precautions.
Where is it?
The temporary location for the Farmers Market is near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and is located in the 11th Street and Waterfront Place lot, adjacent to the Strip District.
The 11th Street Farmers Market is generously supported by: