Stock your fridge with farm-fresh food to help kick off spring. One of the great parts of living in Pittsburgh is our easy access to home-grown produce, dairy, and meat products in the surrounding areas. Take advantage of your options by buying from a locally owned, locally operated farm or market. 

Sweetwater Farms

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100 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA

Sweetwater Farms is a first-generation family farm and market. It provides fresh produce to the community through responsible, sustainable, organic based practices. Their storefront in Harmony sells not only products from their farm, but offers goods from other Pittsburgh-area local businesses. Items available range from quail and duck eggs, honey, syrup, exotic meats, pasta, bread, produce, and more. 

Sweetwater Farms offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to customers. Members receive a portion of the harvest for 20 weeks when they enroll in the program. You can get a small share ($18 weekly) or a standard share ($25 weekly) of seasonal produce while supporting their farm. Once COVID-19 restrictions lift, educational growing and planting classes will be offered as well. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram.

Footprint Farms

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184 McClellan Lane, Gibbon Glade, PA 

Footprints Farm is owned and operated by a local Pittsburgh family who strives to help give the community access to nourishing, healing foods. Jermy and Ellen, the founders, have a passion for helping people take control of their health through eating better. They use regenerative, chemical-free farming practices and pasture-raise all of our animals. This practice is not only sustainable, but helps the products taste even better in your kitchen.The farm produces eggs, chicken, turkey, duck, pork, and all-grass fed beef. In the summertime, we also grow herbs and heirloom vegetables. Customers can order online and pick-up from one of our 14 drop-off locations across western Pennsylvania. 

Innovative Extracts

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1146 Munster Rd, Portage, PA 15946

Innovative Extracts is a 100% Veteran-owned, farm-to-table CBD company that operates out of their farm in Portage, PA. Their mission is to offer high quality CBD that’s affordable to everybody. The company initially planned to sell raw hemp material but quickly decided to build an on-site processing facility and roll out a line of retail products. Top selling products include CBD gummies with melatonin and tincture you can take under your tongue. The company derives the majority of their products from hemp grown on their farm, and for products that require outside help, they aim to work with local companies and other small processing labs.

“We prefer to source everything we need as close to the farm as possible and we love partnering with other local businesses to bring quality products to our community,” said co-owner Andy Golden.

In the summer, Innovative Extracts opens up their farm to visitors, offering tours, holding fitness events, and encouraging photographs in their sunflower fields.

Heal Farms

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1002 White Cloud Road, Apollo, PA 

Shop sustainably and support a great cause by visiting HEAL Farms. Adam Mason, founder, founded HEAL Farms as a nonprofit with a mission to help impoverished communities. Proceeds go towards providing agricultural education and resources to those communities overseas. Learn more about their mission and history in a past Made in PGH profile. Shop online to pick something from their selection of organic, pasture-raised chicken products. Follow HEAL on Instagram to stay up to date with their work in communities around the world. 

Trax Farms

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528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 

Head on over to the South Hills to join in on all the action happening at Trax Farms. Famous for their “Harvest Days” festival, Trax Farms’ market sells delicious produce year-round. Available fruits and vegetables vary by season, but a changing variety doesn’t mean any difference in quality. Check out a list of available food for purchase online to make your grocery list today. Shop online or pay a visit to stock your kitchen today.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Katherine Lewis

A Virginia native, Katherine moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to attend the University of Pittsburgh. After earning her B.A. in Media and Professional Communications in December 2019, Katherine began working as a Marketing Intern and Public Relations for two different Pittsburgh-based organizations. She loves to travel, read ( big Carnegie Library fan), and explore Pittsburgh during her free time! All while fueled by an unnecessary amount of caffeine, of course.

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