Pgh Foodshed

You could say that I’m perhaps overzealous when it comes to my love of Pittsburgh.  I am really excited to share information on local organizations, events, fitness, and most importantly – information about the Pittsburgh foodshed.  I consider my foodshed to be a 100-mile radius around my home.  While I wouldn’t drive that far to purchase groceries of any kind, I would consider any orders placed for food items to be local.

Churchview Farm – this is a third generation sustainable farmette in the south hills of Pittsburgh.  Tara was extremely nice and spoke with us about her CSA and about raising chickens.  I HIGHLY recommend reaching out to her via email tara@churchviewfarmpgh.com

Clarion River Organics – available from June to October, tons of pickup locations around the city; rates $15+

Crested Duck Charcuterie – butcher shop, charcuterie, and deli in Beechview and Pittsburgh Public Market

East Liberty Farmer’s Market (If you’re an SFTS fan, you’ve heard me rave about this year-round farmer’s market.)

Frankferd Farms located about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh in Saxonburg; This farm boasts 4,000 items for sale, including weekly produce, which can be viewed in their online catalog, purchased online or in-person. Wheat free + gluten free options available.

Garfield Community Farm – a farm in one of the most unexpected places (at least for me); they provide vegetables to Salt of the Earth who were doing a tasting at the event.

Oakland Farmer’s Market – starts July 8th at Forbes and Sennott in Oakland

Marty’s Market – a destination grocery store now open in the Strip District, focusing on local and sustainable edible goods

Please email me any markets, growers, farms, vendors, etc. that you think should be on this list. 

If you are from Pittsburgh, it is YOUR foodshed too.

4 Responses to “Pgh Foodshed”

  1. femmefrugality September 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Is mcginnis market sustainable? The main shop is in castle Shannon and then they have mcginnis sisters in brentwood.

    • SOLEfortheSoul October 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      From what I understand, McGinnis sisters does try to source meats from local farms. To me, this is a good example of sustainability!

  2. simplecleanjess March 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Hi! I just found your blog. I wanted to mention frankferd farms. It is outside of saxonburg and has lots sustainable foods and flours. You should check them out. http://www.frankferd.com/

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