It’s farmers market season, and that means outlets for locally grown goods are cropping up throughout the area. Chances are good that there’s a market of farm-fresh fruits and veggies in or near your neighborhood.
Here’s a list of some farmers markets nearby—if we missed one, please add it in the comments section! What are some other great places to shop locally this season?
Upper St. Clair
The Upper St. Clair Lions Club Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church every Thursday through Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Click here to see a list of vendors.
The Dormont Farmers Market starts June 25, and has a new location this year. The market will be held Mondays through September or October from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at the corner of West Liberty Avenue and Alabama Avenue.
The Mt. Lebanon Uptown Farmers Market runs every Saturday through October from 9 a.m. to noon. Vendors selling fresh meats and cheese, breads, flowers, produce and more can be found along Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. For more information, see the Uptown Farmers Market website.
The 2012 Citiparks Farmer's Market begins June 14, and will run Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The market is in the parking lot at Broadway and Beechview Avenues and features outside vendors as well as Beechview businesses. For more farmers markets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, click here.
The Carrick Farmers Market opens June 6, and runs Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. It’s held in the Carrick Shopping Center at Brownsville Road and Parkfield Street. For more farmers markets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, click here.
The Green Tree Borough Farmers Market in the Park will be held at Green Tree Park, behind Aiken Elementary School, every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., June through September. The market will continue into October, when it stays open until 7:30 p.m. A list of vendors is now available at the Green Tree Farmers Market website.
The Scott Township Farmers Market can be found in Scott Park off of Lindsay Road. It runs every Monday, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., from June 4 to Sept. 24. New vendors interested in joining are asked to call Scott Township at 412-276-5300. More info can be found in this article on Chartiers Valley Patch.
The Bridgeville Farmers Market is in the Northwest Savings Bank parking lot off of Washington Avenue. It runs every Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m., from June 19 to Sept. 25. There will also be a weekly flea market at the same time at the borough Triangle Park next to the train station and caboose. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/pages/Bridgeville-Farmers-Market.
The Original Farmers Market is located on Parks Road off of Route 50. It’s open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June until November. Selling begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the market, see The Original Farmers Market website.
Upper St. Clair
The Upper St. Clair Lions Club Farmers Market will be held in the parking lot of Westminster Presbyterian Church every Thursday through Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. More information can be found on Upper St. Clair Patch.
The Forest Hills Farmers Market is held at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church and runs from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through Oct. 26. For more information, see the article on Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch.
The St. James Church Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from April through November. Farm-fresh produce, aged beef products, herbs and more are available. For more information, see the listing on Sewickley Patch.
Those in the North Hills are treated with three farmers markets this season. St. John's Church Farmers' Market, is at 920 Perry highway (in the parking lot across from the church). It's on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. through October. The West View Farmers Market is Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., in the parking lot of West View Savings Bank, at 456 Perry Highway. The Bellevue Farmers Market is Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hawley Avenue & the municipal lot.
Where is your favorite farmers market? Tell us in the comments.