Summer is flying by, but even with fall just around the corner, it’s the best time of the year to buy local produce, scratch-made food, florals, and even home goods from local farmers, artisans, and makers of all kinds at farmers markets near the ‘Burgh! To help you get a jump on your local shopping, we’ve picked our favorite farmers’ markets in the Pittsburgh region – one for each day of the week! – where you can stock up on handmade goods to enjoy during the dog days of summer.

Monday: Robinson Farmers’ Market

Each Monday from 3-7PM, the Robinson Farmers’ Market takes over the parking lot of the Archangel Gabriel Parish on Steubenville Pike with local food vendors, artisan makers, and even live music! Food trucks are also a regular fixture, so you can enjoy a delicious meal from a rotating selection of mobile chefs while you shop for produce, baked foods, flowers, and more.

Tuesday: Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market

The Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market takes place every Tuesday (rain or shine!) from 3-7PM at The Foundry at 41st, an outdoor venue with tons of room for the market’s vendors. Run by Lawrenceville United, the market is “committed to increasing food access in our community, to growing local agricultural businesses for long-term sustainability, and providing a vibrant resource for the Lawrenceville community.”

Wednesday: Ross Township Farmers’ Market

Shop for a good cause at the Ross Township Farmers’ Market! This market takes place each Wednesday from 3-7PM in the parking lot of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and each week, the market’s vendor fees are collected and donated to the North Hills Food Bank. This community-oriented market features a regular crowd of North Hills vendors with produce, plants, prepared foods, and even home goods.

Thursday: Market Square Farmers’ Market

Give your lunch break a refresh by stopping by the Market Square Farmers’ Market on Thursdays between 10AM and 2PM! Perfect for downtown dwellers and employees in the office in the Golden Triangle, this rain-or-shine market brings all kinds of local vendors to Market Square (what a perfect name!) with tons of options for hot, prepared foods to eat for lunch on the spot or to take home and enjoy.

Friday: The Original Farmers’ Market

Located in Bridgeville, the Original Farmers’ Market is a covered, open-air market open every Friday from 5:30PM onward. Through September, the market is also open on Mondays and Wednesdays. The market has a focus on extremely seasonal fruits and vegetables from local growers, but before you shop, remember that the entire market is cash only!

Saturday: Ligonier Country Market

The Ligonier Country Market is a bit of a drive from the city of Pittsburgh, but if you ask us, it’s definitely worth the trip. This weekly market features more than 130 vendors from Pittsburgh and surrounding counties, meaning you’ll get to meet makers and growers you might not ordinarily see at farmers’ markets in the city. Pro tip: it can get pretty busy, so grab some coffee and try to arrive early – by 8AM if you can! – to have the best selection (and parking).

Sunday: Squirrel Hill Farmers Market

Located just off Murray Avenue, the Squirrel Hill Farmers’ Market is one of the most popular weekend markets in the ‘Burgh. It’s almost always so busy that a line forms down the block to walk through and browse its many vendors, but because it’s so well-organized, you usually don’t have to wait long. For many Yinzers who can’t visit daytime markets during the workweek, the Squirrel Hill Farmers’ Market is the best place to pick up local goods to enjoy all week long!

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

Kaidia is a native Pittsburgher and a content writer for a local marketing agency. She loves to travel, try new dishes at local restaurants, and drop in to fitness class throughout the city. She's a die-hard Pens fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe!

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