Pittsburgh's Schwartz's is reborn as a Living Market on the South Side
Schwartz's Market, which closed last year after an 84-year run, will begin its rebirth June 21 as Schwartz Living Market.
While the official ribbon-cutting ceremony happens at 2 p.m., the festivities that begin at 11 a.m. June 21 kick off a three-day celebration at 1317 E. Carson St., South Side, under the guidance of Elisa Beck, who, with her husband, Stanley, owns the building.
At about 1:45 p.m. June 21, some of the 25 venders who will regularly stock the market will perform at the five windows in the building for about five minutes, Beck says.
The Living Market won't be the same type of market, as its new name implies.
“We're so excited,” Beck says. “Where else can you go shopping for real food and great arts, see wonderful educational films, obtain living juices, learn about sprouting and growing seeds, tour an amazing historic building, and quiz business owners.”
In addition to natural-food products from local farms, the market will feature local arts, educational movies and specialties such as living juices, including wheat grass juice, and providing instructions on sprouting and growing seeds.
Other attractions include a Vision Gym, a hand-powered generator that shows visitors how much energy it takes to light a light bulb, a trampoline, an earth plaster demonstration on stilts, a Native American craftsman creating his craft, and a beekeeper to instruct about honey. Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and hula hooping add to the package.
There will be venders offering Gryphon's Tea, bakery items, S'Echairer and coffee, among other food products.
On hand June 21 will be Darrell Frey, author of “Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm.” who will autograph his book. Janet Mckee, a holistic health educator, will be on hand, along with Tamar George, who will provide readings.
Staggered throughout the three days will be music and dance performances.
Not all of the 25 venders will be present each day, Beck says. They will rent tables inside the market to display their products for $25 per day. Various events are scheduled during the three-day opening celebration period, including daily market tours starting at 3 p.m. A movie will be shown at 1 p.m. each of the three days.
The hours of the festivities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 to 23.
The market's normal hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Labor Day, when additional days and hours will be added, Beck says.
Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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