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Citiparks Farmers' Markets open in area starting today

 


Satisfy an appetite for fresh-picked fruits and vegetables throughout the next six months by visiting Citiparks Farmers' Markets.

The South Side market will open today, Tuesday, May 16, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at 18th and Carson streets. The Carrick market will open Wednesday, May 17 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. behind the Carrick Shopping Center at Brownsville and Parkfield.

“In May, customers will find a variety of bedding plants and early vegetables,” said Eric Van of Citiparks, who supervises the program. “By June, they'll find a full array of strawberries, zucchini, peas and beans. July means the arrival of corn, tomatoes and peppers before the real harvest arrives in August and September, when the markets offer the biggest variety of fruits and vegetables. And in the fall, the farmers will sell plenty of apples and pumpkins.”

All markets will sell farm fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations will also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items.

“The Citiparks Farmers' Markets continue to grow in popularity for obvious reasons,” said Van. “They're popular because you know the fruits and vegetables are fresh, you talk to the farmers who grow the produce and you pay lower prices than at supermarkets.”

Call Citiparks at 412-422-6523 or visit http://www.city. pittsburgh.pa.us/parks for more information.

 

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