Farmers markets reopening in Westmoreland County

Farmers markets are bobbing up within the area, together with a sale this Saturday in Greensburg.

About 15 distributors can be promoting their home made merchandise on the farmers market from 9 a.m. to midday at Lynch Discipline in Greensburg, mentioned Paul Sarver, supervisor of the Farmers Market Affiliation of Central Westmoreland, which sponsors the occasion. The market at 520 New Alexandria Street will proceed Saturday mornings till the weekend earlier than Thanksgiving.

Sarver, who operates Sarver Hill Natural Farm off Route 66 in Hempfield, anticipates having about 15 meals distributors this week promoting fresh-grown produce, milk, meat and baked items.

This early within the rising season,
patrons will be capable to buy recent root greens equivalent to onions, beets, potatoes and garlic, Sarver mentioned.

He’s anticipating a very good season, partially, due to the approach to life adjustments which have occurred on account of the covid pandemic over the previous two years.

“Individuals are actually zoned in on home made and homegrown meals,” mentioned Sarver, who has operated his farm since 1979. “They wish to see your (grower’s) face and join with you.”

The Greensburg-Hempfield space has had a farmers market since 1976, mentioned Sarver, who has been supervisor since 1991. They’ve stored the concentrate on meals and haven’t opened it as much as crafters.

“Individuals depend on us for his or her week of meals,” Sarver mentioned.

Ligonier Nation Market

The Ligonier Nation Market, on the subject adjoining to the western entrance of East Foremost Road, kicks off its season Might 21 and can proceed every Saturday from 8 a.m. to midday till Oct. 1.

The market, which attracts about 130 distributors, will take a break after Oct. 1 due to Fort Ligonier Days, a community-wide celebration, mentioned Cari Frei, government director of the market.

“We are able to common between 4,000 and 6,000 individuals every Saturday,” Frei mentioned.

The standard recent produce is complemented with scorching meals, cheese and milk, Frei mentioned. About 30% of the 130 distributors can be promoting crafts.

A “slimmed down” farmer’s market with some 40 distributors can be held on the Diamond in downtown Ligonier, from 5 to eight p.m. on the third Thursday of the month from June via September. Ready meals bought on the Diamond farmer’s market would be the “grab-and-go” selection, Frei mentioned.

Bushy Run Battlefield

The Bushy Run Battlefield Market alongside Route 993 in Penn Township opened April 23 and can function from 8 a.m. to midday on the fourth Saturday of the month via September.

There can be an eclectic number of items, equivalent to arts, crafts, flea market objects and produce. Distributors can be grouped in accordance with the objects being offered.

Keystone State Park

The Keystone Farmers Market at Keystone State Park can be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, starting June 5 and persevering with via the tip of September on the seashore car parking zone off Keystone State Park Street in Derry Township.

The farmers’ market normally attracts about 25 distributors. It payments itself as a “make it, bake it or develop it” market.


The Latrobe Farmer’s Market can be held on Tuesdays from midday to 4 p.m. starting June 7 and persevering with via Oct. 18 at Legion Keener Park, 1658 Catherine St.

The market sometimes attracts about 20 distributors promoting recent produce, baked items, flowers and handmade artwork.


The Murrysville Farmers Market, that includes native produce, baked items, pantry objects, dairy merchandise, recent flowers and crops, honey, herbs, scorching meals and weekly meals vehicles, can be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays starting June 2 and persevering with via September on the Murrysville Volunteer Fireplace Firm subject, 3235 Sardis Street.

The market organizers stand by the philosophy of “develop it, make it, bake it” philosophy and have 100% growers. There’s a ready record for distributors to promote their merchandise.


The Delmont Farmers Market will open on the Delmont Parklet, 27 Greensburg St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 and proceed on Saturdays via Sept. 10.

On the weekends of July 5 and Sept. 5, the market will transfer to Newhouse Park alongside Newhouse Park Street.

The market sometimes attracts a few dozen distributors promoting recent produce, crafts, sandwiches and pizza, mentioned Lana Hixenbaugh, a coordinator of the market.


The Irwin Farmers Market will open the season on Might 14 and can be held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to midday till the tip of October, mentioned Randy Morris, who operates Morris Natural Farm close to Herminie in Sewickley Township.

The Irwin market is situated in an workplace car parking zone by the Pennsylvania Avenue and Foremost Road entrance to Irwin Park, is considerably totally different than others as a result of beer, wine and kettle corn can be offered along with the normal merchandise, Morris mentioned. The market sometimes entice about 25 distributors.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Evaluate workers author. You may contact Joe at 724-836-5252, or through Twitter .

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