Local Farmers Markets South of Pittsburgh, PA. 2016
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS!
Shop – Cook – Eat Local!
One of the easiest ways to eat healthy during the the summer months is to visit your local farmers market at least once a week! Fresh vegetables grow in abundance during the summer and you can make a farmers market feast just about every night. From fresh corn on the cob and potatoes to fresh green salads, local farmers markets have a little something for everyone.
And wow! – do we love our local farmers markets here in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Find out where there’s a farmers markets close to you and take a farmers market trip.
As we visit each Farmers Market, there is one thing that we have definitely noticed, these farmers work very hard. It pays to support your local farmer and markets because we are all provided with healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Read more about why it’s important to support your local farmer market right here.
The Original Farmers Market
151 Park Road, McDonald, PA 15057
Open Monday – Wednesday – Friday starting at 5:30
Right off of Route 50 near Bridgeville – Cecil – McDonald (old Route 50)
This is a large Farmers Market with local farmers coming in to sell their fresh produce. There is a food stand/truck there and plenty of picnic tables so it would make a nice stop for dinner and to pick up fruits and vegetables for the week. There was a large variety of fruits/vegetables to pick from and definitely very fresh.
*These are some pretty hard working farmers so try and make it a weekly stop.
Baccari’s Farmers Market
5095 Thomas Run Road, Oakdale, PA
Opens in June
Coraopolis Farmers Market
Presbyterian Church – Broadway Street and Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA
Every Monday starting in July
Janoski’s Farmers Market
1741 U.S. 30 – Clinton, PA
Janoski’s Famers Market is just around the corner from Raccoon State Park off of Route 30. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables available in the summer months along with a nice selection of baked goods and sweets. There are too many items to list but they do have a large selection of canned jams, jellies, pickled beets and pickles. Janoski’s Farmers Market also has a wine cellar where they sell a nice selection of local wines. Of course we could not resist picking up a bar of French Milled Fresh Peach Soap from their sweet smelling selection of soaps. Janoski’s is well worth the trip and they also have their own restaurant on the other side of the road so also plan for lunch.
Matthews Family Farm Stand
116 Matthews Spur Rd Eighty Four, PA 15330
Open daily 10am to dark
McDonald Trail Station Farmers Market
Located right off the Panhandle Trail
160 South McDonald Street, McDonald, PA
Every Saturday Starting Mid-July from 9:00 to 1:00
McDonald has a great farmers market that has a little something for everyone! Fresh fruits and vegetables that were absolutely gorgeous! Also local honey, fresh eggs, homemade pies and cookies, and even a local whiskey maker. McDonald is a nice little town that is worth the visit and lots of friendly people there. The farmers market is located right off of the panhandle trail so there is lots of activity on a sunny Saturday morning with bikers and walkers.
Moon Township Farmers Market
Moon Township Municipal Building
100 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township
Opens in Early June
Peters Township Farmers Market
St. David’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot
905 E. McMurray Road
Venetia, PA 15367
Every Wednesday from 3-7 PM
This is such an awesome Farmers Market and we definitely enjoy going almost every Wednesday in the summer. There are prepared foods and picnic tables set up so that you can eat right there. The food is delicious and there is so much to see and buy to support local farmers and businesses.
A few of the vendors there are:
Freedom Farms – J & D Winery & Vineyard – Bad Azz BBQ – Uncle Festers Favorites – Aunt Kimmies Jams, Jellies and Relishes – The Pie Place – Stone Church Acres – The Spring House – Wild Kettle River Corn – Logan Family Farms
Main Street Farmers Market in Washington PA
Main Street of Washington, PA
Every Thursday – May through October
Monongahela Farmers Market
Chess Park, Monongahela, PA
Fridays – June thru October
Ambridge Farmers Market
St. Mary’s Church Parking Lot
Park Road and Route 65
Market opens May 5th for the 2016 season. Open every Thursday. May 5th to November 22th. 4 to 7 PM.
Bedner’s Farmers Market
1520 Bower Hill Road
Green Tree Farmers Market
Green Tree Park
905 GreenTree Road
Opens May 19 for the Season
Mt. Nebo Farmers Market
Agway parking lot
125 McAleer Road
Opens in May
St. James Farmers Market
St. James Church Parking Lot
200 Walnut Street
Opens in April
Westminster Church in Upper St. Clair
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Every Thursday from 4-7 pm
until October 6th
The Westminster Church farmers market is located in the parking lot of Westminster Church just a short drive down from South Hills Village.
This was a great little farmers market and we found tons of fresh produce to bring home. A fresh soap vendor along with a couple of tasty hot food vendors – Bad Azz BBQ and The Greek Kitchen. A few of the farms represented were Dillnar Family Farms, Biber Farms and Tom’s Farm.
GREENHOUSES – FARMS
Bedner’s Greenhouse & Farm
315 Coleman Road, McDonald.
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bedner’s Greenhouse is just a short hop from Cecil or Bridgeville. Straight out Route 50 for a about 5 miles and then a right onto Coleman Road. It’s a very pretty Farm/Greeehouse with a huge selection of healthy plants and flowers. They really know their stuff so if you are a neebie to planting or gardening this would make a great place to start. Flowers and plants are gorgeous.