Satisfy your appetite for fresh-picked fruits and vegetables in 2023 by visiting one of four Farmers Markets presented by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks & Recreation (CitiParks). All markets sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, and baked goods, while several locations also sell flowers, small gifts, and hot prepared foods to go. Buy Fresh, Buy Local!
“CitiParks is excited to make a greater investment into the City’s Farmers Markets to influence the growth of small, local, and sustainably focused businesses,” said Kathryn Vargas, CitiParks Director. “We would also like to thank the Bloomfield Development Corporation for their support in working with us to re-envision the City’s Farmers Markets for 2023.”
The Squirrel Hill Market opens one week early, with a special market on Sunday, May 14th to celebrate Mother’s Day. This special day at our Squirrel Hill Market will include a photo booth and a Mother’s Day Card crafting table for kids. Normal market operations begin Sunday, May 21, and will run through November 20, 2023.
The 2023 Market Locations/Schedule is as follows:
- Sundays: Squirrel Hill, 9 AM - 1 PM
- Beacon/Bartlett parking lot
- May 14 – Nov. 19
- Mondays: East End, 3 - 7 PM
- Liberty Green Park, Larimer Ave.
- May 22 – Nov. 20
- Wednesdays: Carrick, 3 - 7 PM
- Carrick Dairy District, 1529 Brownsville Rd.
- May 24 – Nov. 15
- Fridays: North Side, 3 - 7 PM
- Allegheny Commons Park, East Ohio St. & Cedar Ave.
- May 26 – Nov. 17
All four CitiParks Farmers Markets accept food stamps (SNAP), and credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program. SNAP shoppers can get fresh, nutritious, and locally-grown food, including produce, meat, dairy, bread and baked goods, produce plants, seeds, and honey. (Hot prepared food items, alcohol, and non-food items are not eligible for SNAP purchases.) Food Bucks give Fresh Access food stamp shoppers extra money to spend on fruits and veggies. For every $5 spent on food stamps, receive an extra $2 to spend on produce. For more information, visit http://justharvest.org/fresh-access. Click or tap if you trust this link.">justharvest.org/fresh-access
This year, the East End Market will feature a booth operated by Catapult who will rotate through new food entrepreneurs as part of their food business incubator program. 25 Carrick will provide entertainment for the Carrick Market with DJs from their youth apprenticeship program. CitiParks is also excited to help foster the next generation of up-and-coming young farmers and budding Pittsburgh urban growers with a shared communal stand at the Squirrel Hill Market.
One additional surprise for this year’s Markets is an original oil painting by local artist Marlon Gist, commissioned by the City. Marlon’s painting captures the colorful spirit of Farmers Markets, and; his artwork will be on display during opening week at all 4 Markets.
For more information, visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/events/farmers-market or call 412-255-2539. Be sure to follow CitiParks on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and INSTAGRAM, and always be in the know!