The fruit experts at Triple B Farms invite Pittsburgh-area crop gatherers to fill farm-supplied baskets with fresh-grown seasonal fruits and enjoy a plethora of family-friendly games and activities. After arriving at the Peach Festival and donning the stylish all-day-access wristband, guests are free to explore the cornucopia of peach concoctions, desserts, and smoothies, taking down ideas for recipes and pointers for knitting peach fuzz into sweaters. Triple B’s peaches enter the sweet spot of the harvest season around mid-July, and usually remain plump and juicy through mid-September, placing the festival at the apex of picking time for both traditional yellow and small white peaches ($1.69/lb. for fresh-picked peaches, not included with today's Groupon). The delicious fruit’s devotees turn out en masse every year for the annual festival, which is a celebration of all things peach, including an all-ages obstacle course and a question-and-answer session with famous peaches. Triple B Farms’ Peach Festival also entertains children with a playground, farm animals, giant slides, and a rope maze, freeing parents to peruse the farm's expansive selection of fresh-grown produce, baked goods, jams, and rustic lifestyle guides.
The heady smell of fresh spices and artisan cheeses, combined with antiqued wide-plank wood floors and exposed-brick walls, inspires fantasies of a neighborhood shop set in a Greek village. Gus Stamoolis, son of Orestus Stamoolis, continues the business started by his father and uncles in 1929. Alongside his family and friendly staff, he imports oils and spices from fine Mediterranean distributers, as well as cheeses from Greece, Cyprus, Spain, and France. The Strip District fixture’s many offerings also include a catalog of olives, fine meats, and more than 30 homemade spreads with flavors such as asiago cheese and spicy feta.
Right By Nature specializes in supplying affordable natural and organic foods in a neighborhood-market environment and provides the small sector of the population that still requires food with a diverse, affordable selection of organic and everyday goods. Those who opt for catering will have their pick of Right by Nature's delectable breakfast items, lunches, party platters, beverages, and desserts. Foresighted football fans can order-in cheese and cracker platters (24.99 for a small) or refreshing fruit bowls ($39.99 for a large), and impromptu picnic-goers can grab fresh-packed lunches such as the "best ever" chicken-salad sandwich with potato salad ($10.99). For office-oriented meetings or standard familial gatherings, Right by Nature preps other pluck-worthy platters featuring freshly baked bagels ($3.45 per person; minimum eight people), pastries ($3.95 per person; minimum eight people), and cookies ($21.99 for a small). No matter the occasion or the edibles, all catering orders must be placed at least one day in advance and by Friday for weekend orders.
Tom Friday's Market's small team of grocers hand-trim hanging sides of corn-fed beef and other meats within a cozy storefront that's been grinding out protein since 1955. A rotating menu of weekly specials showcases signature items such as peppered bacon ($3.99+/lb.) and house-made smoked kielbossy and hot italian sausage loaves ($3.99+/lb.), which bask in the chill of glass display cases festooned with neon placards announcing each meat's price, objectives, qualifications, and references. Snapper filets ($8.99+/lb.) join all-natural whole chickens ($1.49+/lb.), which the staff masterfully carves into a variety of specialty cuts such as drumsticks and split breasts. Stuffed hot banana peppers ($3.99+) await cocktail hour after a trip to the oven, and Lorraine swiss cheese and all-natural provolone ($3.99+/lb.) break the windows of nearby food pyramids. Tom Friday's Market also stocks produce, bread, milk, and other sundries.
The Chocolate Shoppe is a gourmet chocolate boutique specializing in hand-dipped treats from the traditional to the unusual! Whether you prefer the classics such as pretzels, nuts and gourmet apples or have a more adventurous palate (try the bacon, jalapenos or lemon pistachio bark!), our Shoppe has something for you!
For more than 40 years, Mish Farms Meat Market's cattle have fed on grain or hay from the pastures they freely roam. These animals, raised without hormones, steroids, or antibiotics, eventually become just some of the all-natural cuts that Mish Farms Meat Market is so proud to sell. At the market, Mish Farms’ staff never prepackages its meat, choosing instead to display it in service cases to ensure freshness and only packages products to customers' specifications. Some of the possibilities include ground chuck and T-bone steaks, meats smoked in-house such as peppered jerky and slab bacon, and smoked bones for dogs or the neighborhood kid who’ll eat anything for a dollar. The market also stocks all-natural pork from local and national processors, lamb from local family farms, turkey from Pounds’ Turkey Farm, and chicken raised on all-vegetable diets from Gerber Poultry.
When the staff isn’t busy with year-round meat sales, they celebrate autumn with annual festivities including hayrides and a themed 3-acre corn maze. A smaller puzzle maze lets guests practice for the larger labyrinth, an obstacle course challenges racing youngsters, and a toddler area entices little ones with age-appropriate activities, such as griping about the cost of chocolate milk these days.
Naturally Soergel's the area's premier source for organic, natural, gluten-free and allergen-free foods. We offer over 900 gluten-free products and our staff is highly knowledgeable on specialty diets and are open to helping anyone who may have a question!