Pennsylvania’s largest home event is right around the corner! The 39th Annual Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show brings together hundreds of vendors and thousands of local residents to talk and shop all things home and garden.
We’re also excited that the 14th Annual Farm to Table Expo will once again be part of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. Farm to Table Buy Local is a non-profit, started in 2018, that connects farms to consumers to promote real, healthy local products.
From Friday, March 6, to Sunday, March 15, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Farm to Table Expo will feature over 60 farms, food and beverage businesses, and non-profit organization exhibits.
Many of the vendors at the expo offer samples, so you can get a taste of new businesses you may not have heard of before. Some businesses involved in the expo include 5 Generation Bakers, Dark Side Coffee Roasters, Gryphon’s Teas, Oil & Vinegar, Huckle Bee Farms, and Chapel Valley Honey.
Farm to Table also brings together local vendors like Country Hammer Moonshine, Kingview Mead, Webb Winery, and Stateside Vodka. Plus, they’ll be featuring biergarten with hops grown at the convention center!
Over both weekends, experts will be speaking on the “Buy Fresh Buy Local” stage. You’ll hear about topics like food preparation, sustainable farming, and urban gardening. Speakers will also be sharing some of the great environmental work being done in Western PA. Topics include how to develop an edible garden, tea mocktails, cooking demonstrations, and making plant-based meals. And to top it off, live bands will take the stage on Friday and Saturday nights.
You’ll also be able to get up close and personal with some local animals. On Friday, March 13, the Farm Bureau’s Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab will be putting on some kid activities, and Liberty Bell, a dairy cow, will be in attendance. We’ve also heard rumors of chicken races, similar to last year!
All great expos have prizes, and we wouldn’t expect anything less at the Home & Garden Show. The Farm to Table Expo will have a red carpet with opportunities to win prizes, like an All-Clad saute pan, to help spread the word about local agriculture.
Best of all, tickets to the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show are only $10, and they can be reused each day of the event. The event prioritizes inclusivity, so free tickets are also available for WIC, SNAP and Medicaid beneficiaries.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.