Farm to Table Pittsburgh Blog

Summer Organic Gardening Series with Doug Oster

Good news! We are restarting our Organic Gardening series with Doug Oster this week. Join us for the next 7 weeks to learn about growing your own food this year. The first class is this Thursday, June 25 at 4:00, “Fun Projects For Kids In The Vegetable Garden.” Class dates & topics: 6/25/2020 Fun Projects…

Farmers Markets 2020

Farmers markets are happening this summer and they’re beginning to open now! Markets are adopting new measures to make sure everyone stays safe. They’ll look a little different this year with social distancing practices in place. The open air atmosphere is a nice place to shop and of course connect to your local farms. Check…

FARMLAND AVAILABLE Through Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Farmland Access Initiative

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking farmers interested in leasing land to grow crops or raise livestock as part of its Farmland Access Initiative. In April 2020, WPC acquired farmland located less than an hour east of Pittsburgh, off the PA Turnpike (I-76) in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County (<10 minutes from New Stanton…

Summer 2020 CSAs

It’s time to subscribe to a Summer 2020 CSA! Despite the shortages at national retail chains, there’s plenty of local food and now is the time of year to ensure your share of the harvest for the Summer growing season. Direct-to-consumer sales tools like CSAs have been around for a long time. With consumers’ new…

“No squeezing the tomatoes, but the region’s farmers markets are almost ready to come back”

In a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article Bob Batz, Jr reports on local farmers markets openings and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the region’s farmers are doing that and very quickly, agree experts such as Erin Hagan, who runs Farm to Table, a resource for local food in Western Pennsylvania.

The Quarantine Buy Fresh Buy Local Film Series – Farmageddon

“Good food production should be aesthetically and aromatically sensually romantic!!” Joel Salatin For Virginia livestock farmer Joel Salatin, farming isn’t just a means of producing food and making a living, it’s a way to connect to your food that is an inherent part of the human experience. Salatin raises the animals on his farm using…

Weekly COVID-19 Lunchtime Forum with PASA

Thursdays starting April 23 • 12–1 p.m. • Webinar For the next several weeks, we’re hosting virtual forums for farmers and markets as we work together to adapt our operations and business plans during the pandemic. These lunchtime, one-hour forums will focus on a different theme each week while still leaving time for general updates…

The Big Picture of SNAP/EBT Processing and Technology Webinar- Meeting Recording

From our friends at the Farmers Market Coalition: Thank you for registering for Farmers Market Coalition’s The Big Picture of SNAP/EBT Processing and Technology Webinar on Apr 8, 2020! We had great attendance and several excellent questions from the group. We hope you also found it useful! If you weren’t able to attend or would…

Gardening Webinars with Doug Oster

Each week, join Farm to Table of Western PA and Doug Oster, the host of The Organic Gardener Radio Show and learn “How to Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden”. Use each link below to register. Once you register, we will send you the link for the WebEx. 4/16: These Plants Don’t Care About Frost- Plant…

Sustainable Pittsburgh Webinar – Paycheck Protection Program

Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for a free webinar on Wednesday, April 8th at 2 pm to learn about gaining access to loans available through the CARES Act, eligibility, timelines/turnarounds, loan forgiveness, technical support available to assist through the process, and other resources available for small businesses during this time. During this period of business and financial…