Farm to Table Buy Local Blog

Wage and Hour Compliance in the Food Processing Industry

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The session will provide a review of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with a focus on minimum wage,…

Urban Farmers Brew Market & Fundraiser

Join us for an Urban Farmers Brew Market & Fundraiser  Farm to Table x Barrel & Flow Present: An Urban Farmers Brew Market & Fundraiser  July 9, 2022 | 12-4 pm Sankofa Village Community Farm & Garden Susquehanna St and N Brushton Ave  Pittsburgh, PA 15208 • Children’s activities • Urban Produce • Free beer • Job & education opportunities • Goods & services vendors •

Learn More about Urban Farms

In its 4th year, Farm to Table Buy Local supports and promotes the work of small urban farms. Farm to Table Fundraising Campaign for Pittsburgh Urban Farms​ Pittsburgh is home to amazing individuals who started urban farms and community gardens in Black communities that are suffering from decades of food apartheid. These community leaders work…

Footprints Farm’s Featured Item: Broiler Chickens

Broiler chickens are ready to go!  From our friends at Footprints Farm: It’s Pastured broiler chicken season!   Are you looking for a healthy way to feed the family as you make it through the end of school year madness? Take advantage of the season and set up meals for the whole week! Healthy, healing, and easy.  Our…

2022 Veggie Subscription

Oasis Farm & Fishery, in partnership with Operation Better Block Inc.’s Junior Green Corps, are excited to launch an affordable “Veggie Subscription” that delivers a box of locally-grown, seasonal produce to residents bi-weekly. This program aims to conveniently increase Homewood residents’ access to healthy, fresh foods while supporting local community-based organizations that prioritize grassroots engagement…

Your Ultimate Guide to Farmers Markets

Spring is officially here, and that means one thing – Pittsburgh Farmers Markets are coming back! Markets across Western Pennsylvania will be opening in the coming weeks, offering local produce, fresh-baked breads, sweet treats, prepared foods, flowers, and more.  Why are Farmers Markets so important? We are lucky to have an abundance of agricultural producers…

3 Steps to Cooking a Delicious Ham!

From our friends at Footprints Farm: Easter Dinner is quickly approaching, so today we wanted to share some guidance on cooking your easter ham.  1. Rinse the ham in cold water and blot it dry.  2. Glaze. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Add an inch or so of water in the bottom to prevent burning…

April 26, 2022: Appalachian Food Works Producer-Buyer Meet Up

The Producer-Buyer Meetup has returned! “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all . . . without proper care for it we can have no life.” – Wendell Berry A note from Travis Lesser, Founder & Executive Director of Appalachian Food Works: I have been waiting a long time…

 Seedling Sale now open for ordering!

Annual Seedling Sale! We have a greenhouse full of beautiful seedlings sizing up.  We’ve got tried and true varieties for you and your friends.  So get the word out that the fun is about to begin!  Choosing what you grow each year in your little or big plot is a special and exciting time of…