As a secondary marketing outlet to our farm stands, Grow Pittsburgh sells to local restaurants. Marketing to restaurants offers another method of reaching our urban audience with high quality, extraordinarily local produce. It also allows our farm assistants and apprentices to experience growing, harvesting, and processing produce for another type of market.
Grow Pittsburgh is a farmer member of Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, a farmer-run cooperative that sells locally grown produce in the city. Working with PCFA offers many benefits, including reaching a large number of restaurants, delivering our produce to only one pick-up location, and partnering with rural Western PA farmers. If you are a restaurant interested in purchasing our produce, please contact Penn’s Corner for information on their deliveries at 412-363-1971.
Grow Pittsburgh sells surplus produce from our production sites directly to E2 on Bryant St. in Highland Park. Delivering produce directly to a restaurant enables our assistants and apprentices to experience an additional form of marketing and develop a working relationship with chef/owner Kate Romane. Look for our produce on E2’s lush, seasonal menu!
At The Frick Pittsburgh, in Point Breeze, we grow food on site in a beautiful, historic glass greenhouse and kitchen garden.Chef Seth Bailey selects a portion of this produce to supply The Cafe at the Frick. Stop by to explore the greenhouse and gardens, then enjoy a tasty meal at the cafe!
Grow Pittsburgh and The Porch at Schenley partner in a variety of capacities. Chef Kevin Hermann selects our seedlings for The Porch’s rooftop garden and purchases our produce through Penn’s Corner. This season, Chef Kevin is working with Grow Pittsburgh apprentices through a restaurant industry mentorship series and with elementary school students as a Chef in the Garden. Look for one of Chef Kevin’s signature recipes, available at the Grow Pittsburgh seedling sale at The Frick, and stop by The Porch for a delicious, seasonally-inspired bite to eat!
Chef In the Garden
Each Fall the Edible Schoolyard hosts a Chef in the Garden event at various Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh partner schools. These are often all-day commitments where a local chef will volunteer his or her time to cook up something tasty and seasonal with students directly from the garden. Grow Pittsburgh is grateful to our chef partners who often year after year take time out of their busy schedules to cook healthy, delicious food with local students.
Thank you to all of our past chefs and restaurant partners for participating in Chef in the Garden!
Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue
Kate Laskey and Thomas Skowronski of Apteka Vegan Catering
Zac Reyes of Amazing Cafe
Chris Bonfili of Avenue B
Jamilka Borges and Bobby Fry of Bar Marco
Bill Fuller of Big Burrito Restaurant Group
Tom Samilson of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Neil Blazin of Driftwood Oven
Regis Holden of Eat’n Park
Paula Schagacz of Fairmont Pittsburgh
Knowledge Hudson of Juice Up 412
Chaz Schaeffer of Kaya
Jason Huzzard of The Original Fish Market
Tim Fetter of Parkhurst at Duquesne
Zachary Puhala of Parkhurst at Duquesne
John Karbowski of Parkhurst at Google
Dave Gancy of Red Oak Cafe
Keith Fuller of Root 174
Chad Townsend of Salt of the Earth
Kevin Klingensith of Six Penn Kitchen
Andrew Hebson of Sonoma Grill
Brian Pecarcik of Spoon/BRGR
Bek Halavach of Sweet Peaches
David Bulman of Verde Mexican Kitchen