PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a summer Thursday afternoon in Market Square.
From pastitsio to pierogies to produce, the Farmers Market keeps on growing.
This is the first year for Edible Earth Farms of Forest County.
“Our farm borders the Allegheny National Forest on one side and the Allegheny River on another,” says vendor Johnny Parker. “So it’s grown in a river valley, and we bring it from Tionesta, which is, as the crow flies, about 78 miles north of here.”
Another newcomer is pie maker Lou Butler.
The “Pittsburgh Pie Guy” says Market Square is made to order.
“There’s a lot of foot traffic,” he said. “Lot of people coming in. Stopping for lunch. Of course, they’re going to get dessert, you know what I mean?”
There are so many new vendors that they spilled over from Market Square to the walkway between the square and PPG Place.
Wine connoisseurs taste the offerings of 6 Mile Cellars, a winery near Lake Erie.
“Wines can be pretty good quality in Pennsylvania,” says vendor Patrick Walsh. “It’s just a matter of finding the right winery and wine makers who have a passion for producing a wine of good quality, not just good enough.”
The Thursday Farmers Markets continue through October 31.