As a mutual institution, Dollar Bank proudly supports small businesses. “We celebrate local farmers and food providers who supply the region’s residents with healthy food while also promoting respect for the natural beauty of Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
Dollar Bank recently highlighted Braddock Farms, Brunton Dairy, Freedom Farms, Wild Purveyors and the Market Square Farmers Market in a series of videos that showcases the richness of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s sustainable farming practices and local, family-owned businesses. Learn more about these incredible farms and purveyors that produce some of the region’s most delicious offerings.
“Grow Pittsburgh was just a couple of years old, as an organization. We were looking for a space where we could do a larger production site and a town that could benefit from the work that we do. It’s this tiny little urban farm surrounded by buildings and traffic and steel mills and warehouses, and everything but farms. Our mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits that gardening brings to the neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.”
“You buy local, that way you know where the milk comes from. You know the people that produce your food. You help the local economy. You can have a personal relationship with your cow, if you want to.”
“Freedom Farms is a pretty young company. We’re six years old but we’re a third generation farm. We’ve dabbled in every aspect of the industry. But Freedom Farms is our venture to do it together. This is a lifestyle. It’s not a job. It’s not a career. This is what we do.”
“Wild edible is a very general term for something that you can find in the wild that is edible. We collect mushrooms. We collect wild berries, wild herbs, wild greens, wild fruits. If it grows in Western Pennsylvania, and it’s edible, at this point we pretty much are aware of it, if not collecting it in its season.”
Market Square Farmers Market: Downtown Pittsburgh
“Any product that you can buy that’s been produced locally means growing smaller quantities so that the quality of the product to start with is probably better. Some of the other vendors here the market will have smaller beans, they’ll have riper tomatoes which won’t ship, like they’ll be okay coming in here.”
A very special thank you to Dollar Bank for showcasing these local businesses that contribute to a sustainable and brighter future for Southwestern Pennsylvania!