The Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty is a permanent, indoor farmers’ market. We are open every Saturday, year-round, from 5 am to 12 noon. We are located in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, making us the only year-round market operation in our city. We are one of the only sources of locally grown meat and fresh produce during Pittsburgh’s winter months.
History and Background
We are the oldest continuously operating market in western Pennsylvania. We are 80 years old – the first day of operation was July 5th, 1941!
What Makes the Market a“Cooperative?”
You do not have to be a member of this cooperative in order to shop with us each week! We are a“cooperative,” because the market is owned by the farmers. Historically, the market had a larger number of owners, but now the ownership group includes 4 active farming families. They are:
The Kennedy Family – John and Val and their 3 children operate the J. L. Kennedy Meat Stand
Rick Zang – owner of Zang’s Greenhouse
Tim and Suzanne Hileman – owners of Kistaco Farm
Ina and John Greenawalt and children Bryan and Melanie operate Greenawalt Farms
The market also includes a number of other vendors that help bring a diversity of products to the market each week. Please visit our Vendors page to learn more about each of them!