News Item Types Archives: Fresh Access

Pittsburgh City Paper

Lawrenceville and Bloomfield markets lead the way, open with pandemic protocols

“On Sat., May 9, the Bloomfield Saturday Market will open for the season, but things will look drastically different. Rather than the typical lot packed with mingling, chatting shoppers and farmers, consumers (in limited numbers) will be directed on a one-way path through vendors spaced six-feet apart, following strict social distancing guidelines….”

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Publish Date: 05-06-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh City Paper

Author: Maggie Weaver

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TribLive

Western Pa. farmers markets to open with covid-19 twists, precautions

“…Farmers markets across the region are grappling with how to adjust their operations to get food into households while observing government-mandated social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. The markets are considered essential and some vendors can accept government food assistance benefits….”

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Publish Date: 04-27-2020

News Outlet: Trib Live

Author: Renatta Signorini

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Allegheny Front

Small Farms And Markets Rethink How To Get Local Food To Customers

“Recent weeks have brought increased attention, and concern, for the food supply chain. Big farms have dumped milk and plowed crops like beans without harvesting them because schools and other institutions aren’t open to buy their products during the shutdown. Small, local farmers and farm markets are having to figure out new ways to connect […]

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Publish Date: 04-17-2020

News Outlet: Allegheny Front

Author: Julie Grant

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Good Food Pittsburgh

The Ultimate Guide to Pittsburgh Farmers Markets: 2019

“…Back again this year, local non-profit Just Harvest has a Fresh Access program at 21 different farmers markets around the city, where they offer a token exchange that allows shoppers to use credit, debit and food stamp cards at the farmers market. For those who have food stamps or SNAP assistance, Just Harvest offers an extra $2 to […]

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Publish Date: 05-04-2019

News Outlet: Good Food Pittsburgh

Author: Madeline Quigley

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TribLive

Letter to the Editor: Farm Bill important to feed the hungry

“It’s the holiday season, and families are running errands, revising prep lists and researching the best brining method for their turkeys. As a chef, I’m carefully planning what I’ll be cooking, and returning calls from friends and family who want to learn how to roast Brussels sprouts. We are busy with the joy of friendship, […]

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Publish Date: 12-19-2018

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Trib Live

Author: Jamilka Borges

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The Duquesne Duke

Farmers markets thrive as seasons change

“With several days of September now behind us, the official beginning of fall is fast approaching. Although we’ve had quite a bit of disparity between the recent muggy summer forecasts and the much-anticipated arrival of autumn weather, the varying temperatures still haven’t discouraged members of our community from visiting the city’s numerous farmers markets….”

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Publish Date: 09-13-2018

News Outlet: The Duquesne Duke

Author: Krystina Primack

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TribLive

Western Pa. markets support National Farmers Market Week

“Farmers market operators in Westmoreland and Allegheny counties are planning activities next week in observation of National Farmers Market Week . The Aug. 5-11 observation helps boost awareness and attendance, according to its website, and local plans include food tastings, activities for kids and special events….”

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Publish Date: 08-04-2018

News Outlet: Trib Live

Author: Mary Pickels

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