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Special message about Food Revolution Day

Posted 5/15/2014 9:11pm by Val Kennedy.

Hello Farmers Market Fans

I am sending this special message to let you know about an event being held tomorrow right in our neighborhood at the Obama Academy.  Its the Food Revolution Day and its happening tomorrow from 3 to 6.  This is the second year that we are celebrating it with a major event in Pittsburgh.  Check out their website or the brief description below for more information.

David Lagnese


Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.

The 2nd annual 2014 Food Revolution Day Pittsburgh will include integrative activities, food booths and theme-based exhibits. We anticipate the event being one of the largest Food Revolution Day events globally with attendance of over 5,000. Thanks to partnership with the Pittsburgh Global Shapers the event will recognize and invigorate cross-sector efforts dedicated to sustaining food-focused community development. Beyond the one-day event, the goal is to raise $250,000.00 to advance the Cooking Club’s programming in the Pittsburgh region.

20 Chefs from the City’s Top Restaurants Pittsburgh celebrity chefs join with students from the Obama Academy to prepare a reinvented school lunch menu at no cost to friends, family and event attendees. Chefs from the city’s top restaurants will be making a reinvented school lunch menu. Everyone eats for free! Restaurant and chef partners include:

  • Impressionz Jamaican
  • Fukuda Soba
  • Avenue B
  • Meat and Potatoes
  • Spoon
  • Sousa
  • Root 174
  • Pittsburgh Community Kitchens
  • Pizza Boat
  • Vetri Foundation
  • Giant Eagle Market District
  • NOLA
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Bar Marco
  • Steer and Wheel
  • Lucy’s bahn mi
  • Salt of the Earth
  • Savoy
  • Franktuary

Visit the market's website for information on the market and all the vendors.  You can sign up for a weekly email update.

Also,  check out the video about the market produced by Ths folks at East Liberty Development (ELDI).  It was directed and produced by local film maker Michael Pisano. So a great big thanks Michael and ELDI's Margaret Graham  for producing the video. So please check out the video and share it with others.

Here's the link:


The Farmers' Market Cooperative of East Liberty is located at 344 North Sheridan Ave., adjacent to the Home Depot parking lot.  The market operates year round- and is open from 5 AM until 12 noon every Saturday of the year.