PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Multicolored umbrellas added a splash of brightness to rain soaked Market Square, as the Thursday Farmers Market opened its 10th season.

“Much of the produce here has been picked the very morning that you buy it here,” says Russell Howard, of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. “So you can taste the difference. You can taste the farm in every bite.”

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KDKA’s Dave Crawley Reports:

The rain was just a minor hindrance at the popular Little Athens booth.

“It’s always busy the first day,” says Lori Kontoulis, as she waits on customers. “Rain, snow, sunshine. Always busy the first day of the market.”
Sand Hill Berries is also back.

“It’s not a very berry nice day, but I’m glad to be back outside,” says Sand Hill owner Rob Schilling.

Customer Elizabeth Hopkins has a fashionable, but small, umbrella.

When asked how it’s working, she says, “Not very well. You can see that my bag is soaking wet here.”

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It’s a good turnout, considering the weather.

“We wish it had been a sunny day,” Russell Howard admits. “But there’s always next week.”

The Downtown Farmers Market continues through October, rain or shine.

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