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There is a hefty debate going on about GMOs: Are they safe to eat? Are they beneficial to food access around the globe? And, just what are they? We at Marty’s Market believe that GMOs should be labelled because you have the right to know what’s in your food. But until then, here are some tricks to easy Non-GMO shopping in honor of Non-GMO Month. Photo ...
Always on the prowl for the best in Pittsburgh, eatPGH just released their 6 Best Pittsburgh Breakfast Spots and Marty’s is honored to be among the legendary favorites! Check out our breakfast menu here!
If you’re looking for more information on our Seasonal Spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series!  We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! All titles available through the Carnegie Library system!   This month we’re talking about honey, hearty greens, and genetically modified foods! It’s Non-GMO Month.
This September we’re talking about stocks, corn, and reducing food waste! One great way to reuse food scraps in your home kitchen is to turn some of those scraps into stocks to be used later. Homemade stocks create rich bases for other dishes! Get into the DIY spirit!  
Though the numbers are shocking, it doesn’t take statistics and research to know that we waste far too much food. We know it’s a problem because we all, unfortunately, contribute to it. From unused ingredients at home to over-full college cafeteria trays and from aesthetically un-sellable produce to sell-by date fear, we waste about 50% of our food.
If you’re looking for more information on our Seasonal Spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series!  We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! All titles available through the Carnegie Library system!   This month we’re talking about corn, stocks, and the problem of food waste and how to tackle it!   For the Kiddos: Food Waste by Deborah Chancellor The Dumpster ...
Marty’s Market is featured in this great guide of the region’s sustainable producers  of meat, honey, alcohol, fruits and vegetables. Read the full article here.
We’re getting close to the height of the growing season! Feeling overwhelmed with options, flavors, and varieties? One great way to celebrate what’s in season now is it preserve it for the winter months, when not too much local produce can be grown. This August, we’re talking about food preservation, and this month’s Food Literacy post is an introduction to different methods (with links to further resources!).
Think pork belly is just for bacon, think again! Try this Pork Belly Salad recipe with Marty’s House Cured Pork Belly, dandelion greens, and other ingredients found in the market. This one-pan meal is simple but it’s sure to wow your dinner guests! Break out your cast iron pan. Your taste buds will thank you!
August is all about heirloom tomatoes. They’re plump, they’re juicy, and they are just gorgeous! Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Pick up some heirloom tomatoes, some burrata cheese, and some fresh basil and you’re on your way to an easy seasonal meal! Chris shows us his favorite way to compose this salad, explains the difference between burrata and regular mozzarella cheese, and suggests some variations to keep this fresh salad even ...
If you’re looking for more information on our Seasonal Spotlights, check out our monthly reading list series!  We’ll include books on agriculture, culture, history, cooking and more! All titles available through the Carnegie Library system!   This month we’re talking about tomatoes, pork belly, and the importance of preserving and canning foods!   For the Kiddos: The Uncanny Can by Maureen Mecozzi Too Many Tomatoes ...
There is no question that food is symbolic. One of the ways food and culture operate symbolically and practically is what is often referred to as foodways. Hasia R. Diner writes in Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, ” Foodways include food as material items and symbols of identity, and the history of a group’s ways with food goes far beyond an exploration of cooking and ...
Check out our newest Dirt to Plate video to get tips for grilling the juiciest burger this summer. Stun your friends with perfect grill marks and a stuffed cheese surprise! It’s well worth the heat!
When we think of soil appreciation, some common imagery comes to mind: The person arriving home after a long journey and kissing the ground, a passionate winemaker tasting soil, a deep cut into the earth revealing each layer of soil, its many colors that can indicate personality and behavior, or the inherent pang of heartache at the sight of erosion and drought with jagged cracks in the sandy ground. Healthy soil ...
This recipe is perfect for all you urban-dwellers out there without access to a grill. Think grilled is the best way to cook your 100% grass fed steak? Steve challenges you to try this method! Bonus: Always wondered how to check the inside temp of your steak without disturbing its “rest?” Watch on for the perfect tip!