Produce day in Homestead

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

Thanks to farm stands, farmers’ markets and other fresh-food initiatives, you can live in most neighborhoods and buy fresh corn, tomatoes, beans and beets. In Homestead, it's on Wednesdays.farmstand1

Rainbow Kitchen has its farm stand every Wednesday from 11a to 3p in a parking lot on the corner of Eighth and McClure. This is its second summer.

“We’ve had a really good response,” said Lori Roadway, Rainbow Kitchen’s program director.

The farm stand runs through the end of September, and almost everything for sale is from local farms, she said.

Rainbow Kitchen has been in service to the needy since 1984 in Homestead, currently at 135 East 9th Avenue.

It operates a soup kitchen that opens at 9a and serves until 10.30a. Anyone can come and eat there from Monday through Friday. It has a family pantry and a senior pantry, each once a week, and it goes to retirement communities in the Steel Valley with food.

The farm stand is supported by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. It’s where I got my corn to put on the grill tonight.

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