Photo courtesy of Lydia Vanderhill
A smart phone application has been created to make picking up farm stand food easier for participants.

By Alyse Horn

Northsiders looking to pick up fresh locally grown grocery products year round may look no further.

The Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance Farm Stand makes a stop in the Northside at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. every other Monday, year round.

Shoppers must pre-order the products they wish to pick up before going to the Children’s Museum, as Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance only collects what has been ordered from the farmers and brings said items to the Farm Stand pickups.

Lydia Vanderhill, Farm Stand coordinator for Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance, said in an email that “hundreds of products are available from local farmers including meats, cheeses, vegetables, fruit, eggs, grains and much more!”

“All folks need to do is log on to our online storefront to place an order the week before the pickup,” Vanderhill said.

Catering to those with smart phones, Vanderhill said there is also a mobile app so people can order more easily from their mobile devises. To download the free mobile app, search for Penn’s Corner Farm Stand in your app store.

According to the Penn’s Corner Farm Alliance website, customers are asked to enter credit card information to place their order but the credit card will not be charged until the order is picked up to ensure that customers are only paying for exactly what they are taking home. Customers can also choose to pay with check or cash upon pickup, but still need to enter credit card information upon ordering online. If paying with cash or check, the credit card will not be charged.

For more information on the Farm Stand, click here or email farmstand@pennscorner.com.