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June 12, 2008

Oakland farmers' market begins next week

The Oakland Farmers’ Market returns June 20 with more than a dozen vendors featuring homegrown and homemade local products such as fresh produce, cut flowers, free-range eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, salsa, homemade pierogies and various grass- and forage-fed meats including beef, poultry, goat and lamb.

The market will be held 3:30-6:30 p.m. each Friday through Nov. 21 on Sennott Street between Atwood Street and Meyran Avenue. (The market will be closed July 4.) Free parking is available in the adjacent UPMC lot.

Vendors include Dillner Family Farm, Dillner Flowers, Christoff Farm and Garden, Vibo’s Italian Bakery, Cinco de Mayo Salsa, Gosia’s Pierogies, Fisher Honey, Sand Hill Berries, Dream Thyme Farm, Emerald Valley Cheeses, Mish Farms, Mushrooms for Life and Alaska Wild Salmon.

Pitt and UPMC are among many community partners sponsoring the farmers’ market with the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID).

Information on the farmers’ market and other OBID events is available at or or by calling 412/683-6243.

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