CitiParks Farmers Market Opening Monday, May 13
The Pittsburgh CitiParks Farmers Markets will be open for business beginning Monday, May 13 in five locations across the city. At the markets, customers can shop for a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, meat and dairy products that are fresh, locally produced, nutritious and affordable.
Beginning the week of May 13, farmers markets will open in the East Liberty, South Side, Bloomfield, and North Side neighborhoods, as well as at the City County Building downtown. Two more markets will open mid-June in the Carrick and Beechview areas. The markets carry a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, as well as flowers, gardening items, and gifts in some locations.
This year, the East Liberty and North Side markets will also be accepting SNAP benefits, or food stamps, using electronic benefit transfer, or EBT. SNAP users can swipe their cards and receive tokens – these tokens are accepted by many of the vendors and can be used to purchase food. Customers can also use credit or debit cards at these locations. Volunteers from Just Harvest and the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council will be on hand to assist customers.
The CitiParks Farmers Market program operates in seven locations throughout the city:
Monday – East Liberty, Penn Circle West, 3:30 – 7:30 (starts May 13)
Tuesday – South Side, 18th & Carson Streets, 3:30 – 7:30 (starts May 14)
Wednesday – Carrick, Carrick Shopping Center, 3:30 – 7:30 (starts June 19)
Thursday – Bloomfield, Cedarville St. & Friendship Ave., 3:30 – 7:30 (starts May 16)
Beechview, Broadway Ave., & Belasco St., 3:30 – 7:30 (starts June 20)
Friday – Downtown, City County Building on Grant St., 10:00 – 2:00 (starts May 17)
North Side, Allegheny Commons Park at East Ohio St. & Cedar Ave., 3:30 – 7:30 (starts May 17)
For more information, please visit the CitiParks website at pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/farmers-market.