The public is invited to the Lawrenceville brewpub to “add atmosphere” to the show.
The farmers market in Downtown's Market Square opens for the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
There are three new vendors: Clarion River Organics, a cooperative of six farming families that sells organic produce and grains, meats and kombucha; Uncle Fester's Favorites, which sells canned sauces, pickles and jams; and As I Am Naturals, which sells artisan soap and skin care products (but won't be there every week). One vendor from last year is not returning: cheese seller Clover Creek.
The market runs each Thursday into mid-November. The noon concert series starts June 2 and goes through Aug. 18.
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership spokeswoman Hollie Geitner said that each vendor gets a three-week trial period, and that "one of the major goals of our market is to present a great variety of products for the Downtown community to enjoy."
More on this and more than 100 other farmers markets and farm stands in the region in tomorrow's Post-Gazette.