English: Phipps conservatory and botanical garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pittsburgh, Pa. — Beginning on June 4, 2014, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will present Farmers at Phipps every Wednesday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. through the last week of October. Now in its sixth year, this vibrant farmers’ market on the public garden’s historic and sustainably managed front lawn brings together community members, and organic and Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) food producers for one of the freshest local shopping experiences to be found around town.
As an extension of Phipps’ sustainability and healthy foods initiatives — which include green gardening, landscaping and building practices; environmental outreach programs
; Let’s Move Pittsburgh
; a 10,000 Tables
pledge; and a Green Restaurant Certified® café
— Farmers at Phipps is one of only a few area farmers’ markets dedicated to offering exclusively organic or CNG products. With these options at their fingertips, shoppers are empowered to make healthier, more planet-friendly choices as they peruse produce and other goods from vendors like Apoidea Apiary; Blackberry Meadows Farm; Brenckle’s Organic Farm and Greenhouse; Café Phipps; Clarion River Organics; Friendship Farms; Olive & Marlow; Pancake Tree Farm; Pastamore; Sonshine Family Farm and Una Biologicals.
Located in Schenley Park, Phipps is easily accessible from Oakland universities, hospitals and businesses, and offers plenty of free parking for patrons. While visiting the farmers’ market, guests are also encouraged to explore the Conservatory’s outdoor gardens for free, or purchase tickets to attend Summer Flower Show, featuring whimsical miniature railroad displays and summer blooms.
: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Learn more: phipps.conservatory.org
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