As the weather warms up and we emerge from our Covid caves, farmers’ markets are popping up like spring crops. Offering everything from fresh produce, baked goods and prepared foods to flowers, honey and handmade items, these al fresco fairs are great places to shop in the sunshine (or rain) while supporting local businesses. Grab shades, a reusable tote bag and an umbrella (just in case) and visit a market near you!

City of Pittsburgh Farmers’ Markets will operate four locations. The Downtown site is postponed until further notice.
Squirrel Hill, Beacon/Bartlett parking lot, Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 16-Nov. 21. No market on July 4.
East Liberty, N. Euclid Avenue and Broad Street, Mondays 3 to 7 p.m., May 10-Nov. 22.
Carrick, 1529 Brownsville Rd., Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m., May 12-Nov. 24.
North Side, Allegheny Commons Park, East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue, Fridays 3 to 7 p.m., May 14-Nov. 19.

Market Square Farmers Market, Downtown, Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 13-Oct. 28.

The Terminal Farmers Market, between the 18th and 20th street passageways, Strip District, the third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 17-Oct. 16.

Bloomfield Saturday Market, 5050 Liberty Ave., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 9-Nov. 20.

Lawrenceville Farmers Market, Arsenal Park at 250 40th St., Tuesdays 3 to 7 p.m., May 18-Dec. 14. The 3 to 4 p.m. time slot is reserved for shoppers disproportionately affected by Covid.

Bellevue Farmers Market, Bayne Park, Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m., June 2-Oct. 27.

Bethel Park Farmers’ Market, Corrigan Drive near the South Park ice skating rink, Tuesdays 3 to 7 p.m., May 4-Sept. 28.

Farmers Market at The Block Northway, 8013 McKnight Road, Fridays 3 to 6 p.m., June 4-Oct. 29.

Carnegie Farmers Market, East Main Parking Lot, between Broadway and Mary streets, Carnegie, Sundays noon to 3 p.m., July 11-Sept. 26. No market on Sept. 5.  New this year, shoppers will have the ability to use SNAP and WIC benefits to purchase produce.

Farmer's Market
Photo by TH Carlisle.

Forest Hills Farmers Market, Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1840 Ardmore Blvd., Forest Hills, Fridays 4 to 7 p.m., May 21-October 29.

Mt. Lebanon Farmers Market, 975 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m., June 2-Oct. 27.

Mt. Lebanon Uptown Market, Uptown business district along Washington Road, Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, May 8-Oct. 30.

Monroeville Lions Farmers’ Market, Monroeville Community Park, 2399 Tilbrook Road, Monroeville, Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, May 8-Nov. 20.

Swissvale Farmers Market, 2036 Noble St., Swissvale, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 5-October 30.

Murrysville Farmers’ Market, 3235 Sardis Road, Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m., June 3-Sept. 30.

The Original Farmers Market, 151 Parks Road, McDonald, Fridays only in May. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at 5:30 p.m.

Midweek Market at SouthSide Works, 424 S. 27th Street, South Side, bi-weekly on Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m., July 14 – Oct. 6

Peters Township Farmers Market, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia, Wednesdays 4 to 7 p.m., June 2-Oct. 27.

Robinson Farmers Market at Holy Trinity, 5718 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, Mondays 3 to 7 p.m., May 24-Oct. 11. No market on Memorial Day or Labor Day.

Ross Township Farmers’ Market, 920 Perry Highway, Ross Township, Wednesdays 3 to 7 p.m., May 12-Oct. 27.

Black Urban Gardeners Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-op market in Homewood. Photo by Raqueeb Bey.

Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh, Amplify Church, 1600 Fifth Ave., Hill District, noon to 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month. The organization also hosts a farmer’s market at House of Manna, 7249 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, 1 to 3 p.m., on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park Rotary Farmer’s Market, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m., May 6-September 30.

Wilkinsburg Thursday Market, Penn Avenue Parklet, 700 block of Penn Avenue, Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m., June 17-Oct. 14.

Grow Pittsburgh operates two farm stands: Braddock Farm Stand, 1000 Braddock Ave., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 1 -November 27 and Wednesdays 3:30 to 6 p.m., June 2 – October 27. Shiloh Farm Stand, intersection of Thomas Boulevard and Homewood Avenue, Homewood, Thursdays 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., June 3-October 28.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.