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Market Square Farmers Market returns tomorrow double the size; more events weekly

The season for events has returned to Market Square, as tomorrow kicks of the 8th year of the Market Square Farmers Market.  This season's market has more than doubled its vendors, from 11 to 25, and includes fresh fruits and vegetables; organic raw milk and cheese; hot lunches, and more.

In past years, the market has attracted 7,000 to 10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to the square each week.

PDP President and CEO Jeremy Waldrup says the market is an important amenity for the community, serving not only office workers, but offering Downtown's growing residential population access to fresh produce.

"The market reinforces why Market Square has become such a vibrant neighborhood gathering place," Waldrup said in a statement.  "We hope the addition of new vendors and entertainment will allow us to provide a great experience for visitors week after week."

While the market is in full swing, the Thursday Noontime Concert Series also will bring weekly acoustic performances to the square, from noon to 2 p.m.  Maddie Georgi will perform tomorrow; Joy Ike on May 24th, and The Whiskey Holler on May 31st.

In addition to the farmers market, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has also returned to the square with its Reading Room in Market Square, every Tuesday.  And on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month, the library will bring special programming from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, including chef demos and salon sessions, as well as the weekly mobile library which offers used books for sale. 

Writer:  Andrew Moore
Source:  Brooke Fornalczyk
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