Welcome to Farm to Table Buy Local! Find the freshest fruits & vegetables at your local farmers market this year or have them delivered to your door with local CSA programs. You’ll also find all types of cheese, eggs, meat, honey, maple syrup, jams and dairy products sourced here in PA. Taste the difference local makes.
Farm to Table & Buy Fresh Buy Local can help you find local farms, farm shares, farmers markets and retailers who carry local farm products in your neighborhood. Check out & download the Western PA Local Food Guide.
Farm to Table Buy Local is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2018 to promote locally grown agriculture and improve access to fresh, healthy food. We serve the 30 counties of Western Pennsylvania.
The organization’s founder, Erin Hart, started the annual Farm to Table Local Food Conference in Pittsburgh in 2007. We now publish the digital and print Western PA Local Food Guide and work with hundreds of farms and local growers to promote their products to consumers and wholesale buyers. In addition, we are the Western Pennsylvanian chapter of the Buy Fresh Buy Local brand campaign.
Farm to Table Buy Local provides a myriad of programming to promote real, fresh, local food. These activities include food deliveries, online webinars for children and adults as well, helping people access food assistance programs. We work in schools, community centers, affordable housing, and child care centers. The Heinz Endowments has supported our mission through grant awards since 2018.
Despite a year of challenges, Farm to Table Buy Local achieved a year of accomplishments. Our community outreach programs expanded and increased. An initial emergency grant from The Heinz Endowments allowed us to partner with four local restaurants. Over the course of five weeks in April & May, 2020, they made over 5,000 meals for residents across 35 locations managed by the Allegheny County Housing Authority. Farm to Table Buy Local was then awarded a USDA Farmers to Families Food Box contract. Over $1 million of dairy, produce & combination boxes were delivered to 113 non-profits & affordable housing sites in Western PA. Farm to Table continues to work with many organizations to connect communities to healthy fresh food.
Meeting Our Message
Farm to Table Buy Local connects food banks and food rescue organizations with the staff they need to provide door-to-door delivery of their monthly services. In addition, Farm to Table Buy Local partners with community organizations throughout the year. These organizations share our vision and promote urban and sustainable agriculture, Black artists and food/beverage producers, sustainable restaurants, and hot meal programs.
- Barrel & Flow Fest (formerly Fresh Fest)
- Sankofa Village Community Garden
- Sustainable Pittsburgh
- United Way