Citiparks Farmers’ Markets
Try our Farmers’ Market Dinner Party.
We took a trip to a small but ample farmers’ market in downtown Pittsburgh to see if we could get everything we needed for a dinner party in the evening. The market on the veranda of the City-County Building, hidden by scaffolding, held a bounty of treasures from farms and local producers. For our dinner party we got a variety of farm-fresh veggies and fruit from Dillner Family Farm in Gibsonia, beautiful cookies from Joyce’s Homemade Cookies in McCKees Rocks, rice and spice mixes from Evelyn’s Incredible Edibles in Canonsburg, and fresh herbs and cut flowers from Pisarcik Greenhouses in Valenica.
With just olive oil, a box of pasta, and salt and pepper from our pantry, we were more than successful in finding what we needed for a fabulous dinner party for 6 right at that little farmers’ market.
We also picked up a few other items. We couldn’t resist Mrs. Jones’ potato salad (we ate this for lunch) and her Multi-Purpose Sauce (for pasta, pizza or barbecue, we’ll decide later!). Fudge and other goodies tempted, but we were loaded down with our dinner party treats…we’ll have to come back another time!
To find other farmers’ markets in your area, visit http://foodroutes.org.
Links and Contacts:
Dillner Family Farm
Joyce’s Homemade Cookies
647 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136