If you know about the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty, then you know this place is an amazing little outpost of deliciousness tucked inside a building next to the Home Depot. I’m not talking about the East Liberty City Parks farmers market, and it is easy to get these confused. The Farmers Market Coop of East Liberty is open year round, but only on Saturdays and sometime the day before a holiday and it is also the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the city.
The California Olive Oil Collection imports amazing olive oil direct from the producers in California and sells it at the Farmer’s Market Coop of East Liberty every Saturday morning. This olive oil makes an awesome gift for anyone who loves to cook or just appreciates really good olive oil. You have two chances left to pick some up for holiday gifts.
You can read more about the California Olive Oil Collection and Dave Lagnese, who has quietly been working to bring more tasty, locally sourced things to Pittsburgh for years in this Post-Gazette article from March, 2015.
While you are at the Farmers’ Market Coop make sure to stop by and check out some of the other amazing vendors and grab a coffee from the Kew Park Coffee Bar. Check out some of the other gift suggestions from the Farmers’ Market Coop here.
Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty 2015 Holiday Hours
- OPEN – Saturday, December 19th, 5am – 12 noon (some vendors only until 10am)
- OPEN – Thursday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, 5am – 10am
- CLOSED – Saturday, December 26th
- OPEN – Thursday, December 31st, 5am – 10am
- CLOSED – Saturday, January 2nd
- OPEN and back to normal schedule on Saturday, January 9th, 5am to 12 noon
Shop: You can buy Olive Oil from the California Olive Oil Collection at the Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Follow: Farmers’ Market Cooperative of East Liberty on Facebook.
You can see all of the 24 Gifts of Pittsburgh here.