This time of year, most farmers markets in the area close up for the season. The outdoor markets operated by the City of Pittsburgh wound things up Thanksgiving week and other markets ended even earlier.
Many of the Pittsburghers who reveled in the bounty of local foods all summer and autumn, assume that there are no opportunities for local once winter is upon us. But if you are interested in adding some local flavor to your winter meals, don’t fret, there are plenty of options still available.
The Farmers’ Market Co-op of East Liberty is a must-visit for local foods this winter. Whether you make it a weekly outing or you are looking to prepare a local holiday meal for family and friends – the indoor East Liberty Farmers’ Market C0-op is a great place to visit. And don’t take my word for it, check out the video above for proof. Their local repertoire currently includes: meat, eggs, cheese and produce, coffee, dried fruits and nuts, olive oil, local honey, maple syrup and prepared foods all from small family owned farms.
They’ve asked that we spread the word and help people start thinking “local” again this winter. So grab a friend or family member and visit the market every Saturday in December.
The video above was commissioned by the folks at East Liberty Development (ELDI). It was directed and produced by local film maker Michael Pisano.