CitiParks Farmers Markets Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week 2023 from August 6 through August 12

August 7, 2023

CitiParks Farmers Markets will celebrate National Farmers Market Week 2023 from August 6 through August 12.

Joining Farmers Markets across the county in this celebration, CitiParks will host live music, chess games, vendor giveaways, and a few special pop-up initiatives throughout the week at regularly scheduled markets:

  • Sunday, August 6: Squirrel Hill (Beacon/Bartlett Parking Lot), 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Monday, August 7: East End (Liberty Green), 3-7 PM
  • Wednesday, August 9: Carrick (Dairy District, 1529 Brownsville Rd.), 3-7 PM
  • Friday, August 11: Northside (East Ohio & Cedar-Allegheny Commons Park), 3-7 PM

National Farmers Market Week is an annual celebration of Farmers Markets proclaimed by the US Department of Agriculture and coordinated by the Farmers Market Coalition.  This year’s campaign is centered around the essential role that farmers market operators play in our local food systems and in our communities.  For more than fifty years, farmers markets have influenced the way Americans eat, shop and connect to their food, farmers, and community.  Farmers markets are more than just marketplaces, they are community outlets where neighbors learn, grow, and work together.  Farmers markets foster shared values between community members and farmers which can work to create a more fair and sustainable food system.

The City of Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Farmers Markets began in the 1970s and currently host over 60 farmers and vendors selling a wide variety of products.  “This year, our Farmers Markets started a revitalization process to better serve our Pittsburgh communities through better programming and creating easier access to community resources.  This is allowing CitiParks to acquire new vendors while continuing to support long-term vendors and build stronger relationships with all. We are confident that our new approach will build stronger markets for all Pittsburghers to enjoy,” said Kathryn Vargas, CitiParks Director.

All 4 CitiParks Farmers Markets accept food stamps (SNAP), credit and debit cards as part of Just Harvest’s Fresh Access program.  SNAP shoppers can get fresh, nutritious, locally grown food, including produce, meat, dairy, bread and baked goods, plants, seeds, and honey.  (Hot prepared food items, alcohol, and non-food items are not eligible for SNAP purchases.)  Food Bucks give Fresh Access food stamp shoppers extra money to spend on fruits and veggies.  For every $5 spent in food stamps, receive an extra $2 to spend on produce.  For more information, visit

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local, and support community farmers, growers, and vendors!