The Best Farmers Markets in Pittsburgh

Posted by Helene McQuaide on 1st April 2020

Shadyside Farmers Market

Parklet at Walnut St. and Culloden Way

Shadyside’s Farmers Market is the place to find everything you need to prepare healthy, delicious meals this summer. The annual farmers market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. from June 2 through September in the neighborhood’s shopping district. Vendors sell vegetables, fruit, eggs, maple syrup, meat, poultry, balsamic vinegar, flavored olive oils, soap and skincare products.

Lawrenceville Farmers Market

Arsenal Park (276 39th St.)

If you work on the weekends, you’ve probably accepted the fact that you’ll never be able to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market. While everyone else is stocking up on produce, you’re hard at work. Fortunately, Lawrenceville’s Farmer Market offers an alternative to Saturday and Sunday markets. Held on Tuesdays from 4 until 7 p.m., the market is a convenient place to buy produce, baked goods, meat, prepared foods, dairy products, beers, local spirits, and other goodies.

Hate to leave your dog alone on a beautiful summer afternoon? Your well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to browse with you. The market is conveniently located next to a playground should your kids need to work off a little excess energy. The Lawrenceville Farmers Market runs from June 2 through late October.

Squirrel Hill Farmers Market

Beacon/Bartlett parking lot near Murray Ave.

Farmer's markets not only help keep us supplied with the freshest foods and vegetables but also help foster a sense of community. If you live in Squirrel Hill, you’re bound to run into a few friends and neighbors at the farmers market, held on Sundays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. from May 17 through November 22. Last year’s vendors included Fall Aspen Farm, Judikinos Farm Market, Bluebird Farm, Cherish Creamery, McKinney Family Farm and Brenckle’s Organic Farm. Chef Rabbi was also on hand to sell kosher breakfast wraps. This year’s vendor list promises to be equally impressive.

Bloomfield Farmers Market

5050 Liberty Avenue

The focus is on organic, local and small-batch products at Bloomfield’s popular farmers market. This year’s summer market will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays from May 9 until November 21. You’ll find plenty of fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and dairy products, plus a few products you might not have expected, including pickles, pasta, wild mushrooms, herbs, flowers, locally produced honey, baklava, salsa, vegan mayonnaise, herbal green tree blends, gyros, and plant-based ice cream. While you shop the stalls, enjoy a cookie from Barlow Bakes or try a breakfast sandwich from Wise Country Biscuits.

Cranberry Township Farmers Market

Cranberry Township Municipal Building rear parking lot

Cooking may be the last thing you want to do on a Friday afternoon, particularly if the weather is gorgeous. Why spend an hour in the kitchen when Cranberry Township’s Farmers Market offers everything you need for quick, simple meals? Take advantage of their selection of prepared foods, or buy a few fruits and vegetables and throw together a quick salad. If grilling is your preferred method of cooking during the summer, you’ll want to be sure to pick up a few steaks or chicken breasts during your shopping trip. Vendors sell a variety of other foods and products, including eggs, dairy products, honey, oils, and skincare products. The market is held every Friday from 3 until 6 p.m. from June through October.

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