Farmers markets are opening for the season

The Post-Gazette just published an extensive list of  just about every farmers market and farm stand in the region.  The Public Market is a great resource for local produce, other food items, and crafts, and we also love the farmers market at the Firehouse.

Farmers@Firehouse is at 2216 Penn Ave., next to the Firehouse restaurant. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. May 7 to Nov. 19. Mostly organic and naturally grown produce, local meat and poultry. Chef demos weekly. Sponsored by Slow Food Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Public Market is at 2100 Smallman St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. year-round.

Another farmer’s market that’s easy for Polish Hill residents to get to –the 54 stops right across the street– is the North side Farmers Market, at E. Ohio St. and Cedar Ave. across from Allegheny General Hospital. 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Runs Fri. May 13 to Nov. 18).

(Photo borrowed from the Taste of Pittsburgh)