The Place to Start at the Northside Farmer's Market

The Place to Start is happening at the Northside Farmer’s Market located in Allegheny Commons East Park, at the corner of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue. It will be every Friday during the summer from 3PM-7PM from June 7th until September 27thThe Northside Leadership Conference is partnered with Allegheny General Hospital to host a Health and Wellness program. There will be activities and information for resources to live well and stay well.

In the past years, we have had fitness classes, free health screenings, Walk with a Doc, healthy cooking demonstrations, giveaways and more! Our goal is to connect everyone in the Northside with the resources available to them. The program is meant to give people “The Place to Start” with living a healthy life. 

If you and your organization are interested in participating in The Place to Start, please sign up below and let us know the dates and times you are available.

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Presented by:

Allegheny General Hospital – Northside Partnership

Participating Organizations and Local Businesses:

BikePGH is a local organization whose goal is to create healthy communities that are accessible for everyone to bike and walk. They will be sharing helpful tips to ensure safe cycling and will have their I <3 my bike anti-theft photo booth. They will be giving away a one-month membership to BikePGH in a branded water bottle.

California Coffee Bar is a local business in the Northside that promotes community unity and healthy and environmentally friendly food. They will be hosting a healthy cooking demonstration, a discussion of superfoods, and will be giving away a gift card to California Coffee Bar! 

Northside Christian Health Center is a local community medical practice. They offer services from medical to behavioral health to dental. They provide the community with primary and preventive health care services. They will be sharing information about their services.

PWSA is a water utility company for the city of Pittsburgh. They will have a stormwater demonstration and information about the local project near Riverview park. They will also be doing a water bottle giveaway.

Allegheny YMCA/Crossfit War Streets is a local facility that promotes healthy living and the community. They offer many classes from workouts to cooking. They will have a fitness class lead by the YMCA Mexican War Streets CrossFit. They will be giving away one-month free membership to the YMCA and one-month free membership to CrossFit War Streets.



Calendar of Events



Guests and Organizations – Detailed Schedule Coming Soon


June 7


June 14

North Side Christian Health Center

June 21

North Side Christian Health Center

June 28

North Side Christian Health Center

July 5


July 12

Bike Pittsburgh will be here with bike safety tips and California Coffee Bar with a superfood discussion!

July 19

Bike Pittsburgh, YMCA/CrossFit Mexican War Street, and PWSA

July 26

California Coffee Bar

August 2

California Coffee Bar and YMCA/CrossFit Mexican War Streets will be here!

August 9

Bike Pittsburgh and California Coffee Bar

August 16

Bike Pittsburgh and YMCA/CrossFit Mexican War Streets and a Rock Climbing Wall!

August 23

PWSA will have a storm water demonstration!
August 30 TBD
September 6 TBD
September 13 TBD
September 20 TBD
September 27 TBD