Each Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30 PM during the summer, Phipps (Pittsburgh’s conservatory) brings together vendors from all over the city for a “Green Market.” I think of it as a combination Farmer’s Market and vendor show – local farms have stands where you can buy fresh produce, but there are also other local vendors who sell things like homemade soap and glass art. Wigle Whiskey, a local distillery, even has a stand!
This farm was selling pure maple syrup, which I really wanted to try, but sadly didn’t have enough cash on me!
My favorite stand, though, was the one selling olive oil/balsamic vinegar. I love trying new flavors to mix with pasta! I taste-tested a few, and ended up with the white balsamic with lemongrass – such a different flavor, and I can’t wait to use it. I also went home with some fresh, homemade bread.
The Phipps Market is the perfect place to check out if you’re in the Oakland area on a Wednesday. There can be different vendors each week, so you never know what you’ll find!