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Best Places To Shop For Thanksgiving Fixings


First of all, if you get a chance, stock up on local produce at one of our region's farmers' markets before the season ends. Winter squash, potatoes, onions, apples, etc. all keep well into the cold winter months. Here are some of my other favorite stops for Thanksgiving (and any holiday). – Rhonda Shuldt, creator and host, Local Goodness

Harvest Valley Farms Market

6003 Cunningham Road
Gibsonia, Pa. 15044
(724) 898-FARM
Harvest Valley Farms has made it easy to get their farm-fresh produce available through the holidays. Their Farm Market off Route 8 in Gibsonia is open until Dec. 23. Be sure to grab their farm-grown Brussels sprouts…really! Tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted in the oven, they are a delicious seasonal treat the whole family will love. I promise!

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Giant Eagle Market District

– Robinson, PA
100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Robinson, Pa. 15205
(412) 788-5392
As far as grocery stores go, Giant Eagle has made its mark in supporting local farms and food producers. In their newest store you can find local produce, baked goods, confections, pasta, charcuterie, cheeses and fresh meats, just to name a few. Stop by the meat department for fresh elk, venison or a duck for ingredients the pilgrims would have enjoyed on that first Thanksgiving along with all the trimmings.

McGinnis Sisters

Three locations:

700 Adams Shoppes
Mars, Pa. 16046
(724) 779-1212

3825 Saw Mill Run Blvd
(Route 51) Pittsburgh, Pa. 15227
(412) 882-6400

4311 Northern Pike
(Route 48 & Northern Pike) Monroeville, Pa. 15146
(412) 858-7000
For a traditional turkey dinner, be sure to stop by McGinnis Sisters for a fresh, all-natural Amish-raised hormone-free turkey! The sisters always have something great to share for a special Thanksgiving dinner so check out their family favorites.

Crested Duck Charcuterie (at the Pittsburgh Public Market)

Pittsburgh Produce Terminal
Between 16th and 17th on Smallman Street in the Strip District
Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
(412) 322-2670
Local fresh, farm-raised meats (including elk, bison, venison, duck, goose, rabbit, goat and more) and charcuterie utilizing 15th century preservation techniques elevate Crested Duck Charcuterie well beyond your neighborhood butcher shop or delicatessen. For an authentic Thanksgiving feast, try a local roast goose or venison.

The Pittsburgh Public Market

Pittsburgh Produce Terminal
Between 16th and 17th on Smallman Street in the Strip District
(412) 281-4505
Open year-round Friday-Sunday, the Pittsburgh Public Market brings local farms and food producers to a one-stop Mecca of foodie delight. What's not to be thankful for when you can get farm-fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, delicious prepared items and, by Thanksgiving, you can even get beer from East End Brewing Company at the Market. You do need something to wash that meal down, don't you?

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