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THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH JOINS FARMERS’ MARKETS NATIONWIDE IN CELEBRATING NATIONAL FARMERS’ MARKETS WEEK 2022

Byron Nash, DJ Aerie Cole, DJ Marky Mark 412 and The Chicken Chasers will headline musical acts

PITTSBURGH – The City of Pittsburgh Farmers Markets joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week August 7-13, 2022. The festivities will be enjoyed at Farmers Markets in Squirrel Hill, East End, Carrick and North Side throughout the week, including live. music by local musicians and gift items for the first 100 customers in each market.

National Farmers’ Market Week is an annual celebration of farmers’ markets coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition, a membership-based nonprofit organization that supports farmers’ markets across the country through training, technical assistance, and networking. Farmers’ markets foster direct relationships between community members and farmers who can work to create a more just and sustainable food system. Farmers’ markets are also a hub for connection and collective action around shared values, and this week strives to highlight these important parts of our communities.

The four City of Pittsburgh Farmers Markets are currently home to nearly 20 farmers from the local region and more than 50 vendors total selling a wide variety of products, including fresh and baked goods, hot prepared foods, candy, and handmade goods. hand.

“Our local farmers markets provide a critical resource for Pittsburgh residents,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “National Farmers Market Week will be a celebration of our work supporting urban farmers, fighting food insecurity and ensuring everyone has access to fresh, healthy and nutritious meals. A special thanks to the Office of Special Events and all of our local vendors for their incredible work behind the scenes to ensure these markets thrive.”

In 2021, more than $100 million in federal nutritional benefits were redeemed at farmers’ markets and with direct marketers, with nearly 600,000 households making at least one purchase at these outlets across the country. All City of Pittsburgh Farmers Markets accept Food Stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program.

“Farmers’ markets are abundant sources of food, connection and resilience in our communities across the country, but they don’t just happen.” said Ben Feldman, executive director of the Farmers Market Coalition. “Behind the scenes of every successful farmers market is a dedicated person or team that works to make the market prosper. These farmers’ market operators are experts who need community and financial support to operate their markets and resources tailored specifically to their needs. Throughout National Farmers Market Week 2022, we’ll be highlighting the vital work of farmers’ market operators across the country. Join us!”

NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK DATES AND FUNCTIONS

Sunday, August 7: The Chicken Chasers at 10am
Squirrel Hill Market (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Beacon-Bartlett Parking Lot

Monday, August 8: DJ Arie Cole at 3:30 p.m.
East End Market (3:30-6:30 pm)
Liberty Green Park, 100 Larimer Ave.

Wednesday August 10: Marcus Jones, DJ Marky Mark 412 at 4pm
Carrick Market (3:30-6:30pm)
Carrick Community Pavilion, 1529 Brownsville Rd.

Friday, August 12: Byron Nash at 3:30 p.m.
North Side Market (3-7pm)
Allegheny Commons East, near Cedar Ave. and E. Ohio St.

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