Monday, October 27, 2014

Outsmarting Autism's launch with local Author Patricia Lemer on Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM~!

Join us on Sunday afternoon, November 16, 2014, at Schwartz Living Market located at 1317 East Carson Street from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to hear local author Patty Lemer speak and sign her newly released book, Outsmarting Autism!
SAVE the DATE! This incredible event is FREE and open to the public. Join us on Sunday afternoon, November 16, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Schwartz Living Market located at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side, for my friend Patricia Spear Lemer's Pittsburgh launch of her new book Outsmarting Autism. We are so blessed and honored that she'll be doing the Pittsburgh launch from our space!

Patty will speak during the launch and have her books for sale for $25.00/each. Feel free to bring along lots of friends and family. There will be FREE gluten-free vegan brownie treats and hot tea from Zest Wishes - Lean Chef En Route. Dress warmly as the heat is minimal at this time in this amazing space! Free parking behind the market for attendees across Bingham Street!

Hey, Schwartz Living Market is the coolest Living Building Challenge renovation of an existing historic structure on the planet! I'm completely biased, but rightfully so!

See you on November 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Schwartz Living Market! 

Elisa Haransky-Beck, OD, FCOVD, SME
Developmental Optometrist; Fellow, College of Optometrists in Vision Development;
Somatic Movement Educator

 — at Schwartz Living Market.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

New Hours and Special Events at Schwartz Living Market: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living!

Mya Zeronis, the Lean Chef en Route of Zest Wishes is an amazing vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free chef. She offers juice and smoothies of the day, and shots of amazing immune system boosting wheat grass juice!


Special FREE Events in October, 2014, Donations appreciated!

Sunday, October 19, 2014: from 3:00 to 6:00 PM: ECSTATIC DANCE PARTY for ALL ages!

Monday, October 20, 2014:  7:00-8:30 PM: F Gringinger, M.D., Board Certified in Family Practice, from Austria, speaking as a part of an International Tour:  Topic is the healings associated with Bruno Groening (1906-1959).  Gringinger will present the medical verification of some of these healings from around the world.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014: 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Follow up Bruno Gruening event. Mr. and Mrs. Graf from Germany will present more information on Bruno Groening and will allow participants to experience the Healing Stream ("Heilstrom") that Groening spoke of.

Services of the South Side Anglican Church at Schwartz Living Market on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM

For a Fee:
Join Us for this AMAZING COURSE! 
Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: 
Urban Permaculture in the Built Environment taught by Darrell Frey, Permaculturist and author of the book Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm, & Permaculturists Elizabeth Lynch, Tara Alexander, Elisa Beck and guests. This course is for laypeople, architects, designers, naturalists and everyone and anyone interested in morphing their living space into a more sustainable place. It can be your home, apartment, building, or playspace... Learn about Permaculture and the Living Building Challenge as applied to existing historic structures! 

Cost: $350/person. To register or for more information, call 412-491-0303 or e-mail

 Liz, Mya, Paul and Violet!

 Scenes from the recent event in preparation for the Parade of All Beings with Brooke Smokelin!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Hours and more! Puppet Making, Vox Lumina, Healing on the Spiritual Path, and Urban Permaculture in the Built Environment at Schwartz Living Market!

Schwartz Living Market Hours:

Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays:      11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturdays:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mya Zeronis, the Lean Chef en Route of Zest Wishes is on site at the market preparing and serving her delicious Vegan, Gluten-free, GMO-free, organic delectables and a Juice of the Day on Thursdays and Fridays during all of our hours, and through October on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The market serves delicious green juice on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM!

                         Mya serving Cannelloni with cashew filling and homemade fresh raw tomato sauce.

Zucchini and Cashew Cannelloni without the tomato sauce for the tomato sensitive folks... Fresh tomato sauce is served on top if you love it!

Upcoming Events and Classes at 1317 East Carson Street:
Come One, Come All to the Puppet Making Workshop for the Parade of All Beings!

Saturday, September 20, 2014: FREE! 1:00 to 4:00 PM Puppet Making Workshop with Brooke Smokelin; Performance by the amazing Vox Lumina at 2:30 PM!

Oh YES! 
Vox Lumina- guitar & vocals, Erik Lawrence- sax & flute, Matt Booth- acoustic bass, and Janelle Burdell- drums & percussion

We are playing as a part of this wonderful event:

It's a Pre- Parade of All Beings PARTY/ Creature Costume & Puppet Making FUNSHOP!

So come one down and listen to some Earth-loving, grooving and moving, sweet Organically grown soul music and make some earth-loving art!

More Events at the Market:

Sunday, October 19, 2014: in the afternoon (details soon) Ecstatic Dance Party for all ages!
Monday, October 20, 2014: 7:00 PM: F. Gringinger, M.D., Board Certified in Family Practice, speaking on the work of Bruno Gruening, a medical intuitive; FREE, Donations are appreciated!

Friday November 7 through Sunday, November 9, 2014: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Urban Permaculture in the Built Environment: Adventures with the Living Building Challenge with Darrell Frey, author of Bioshelter Market Garden, A Permaculture Farm, Elizabeth Lynch, and Elisa Beck, resident Permaculturists at 1317 East Carson Street, the home of Schwartz Living Market! 
Refreshments included! Cost: $350/person. To register call 412-491-0303. For more information visit,, or find Schwartz Living Market or Three Sisters Farm on Facebook!

Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM: South Side Anglican Church meets at Schwartz Living Market!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank You Jonathan's Foods, and Congratulations to Zest Wishes, 2014 A LIST WINNER for BEST BRUNCH!!!!

What's new at Schwartz Living Market?

Hours on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29, 2014, are 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The market is CLOSED this coming Saturday, August 30, 2014, in honor of Labor Day weekend.


Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays:      11:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturdays:  11:00AM to 5:00 PM

 Join us on Friday afternoon, August 29, 2014 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM to celebrate Jonathan's Foods! We will honor him as he embarks on the next journey in his life. He'll be taking a two month sabbatical, but in the meantime, we'll take time to eat some of his amazing 'cheese' cake with him!

Beginning on Thursday, September 4, 2014, Zest Wishes will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Mya Zeronis, the Lean Chef en Route of Zest Wishes will be serving on Saturdays from about 3:00 to 5:00 PM, as she spends Saturday mornings at the Bloomfield Farmer's Market. Between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Saturdays, the Schwartz Living Market will be serving shots of wheat grass juice and a Juice of the Day! Join Us with lots of friends and family to participate in the most wonderful process in the 'Burgh.. yes, Yes, we are totally biased!!! Mya will be on site serving her food on Thursdays and Fridays for all of the hours we are open! We are soexcited!


Saturday, September 13, 2014: 1:00 PM Bottomless Brunch with Zest Wishes, 2014 A LIST WINNER for BEST BRUNCH!!! Register here:

Monday October 20, and Tuesday October 21, 2014: Free evening experiential lectures at 7:00 PM on Bruno Guening's work. Details soon!

Friday November 7, Saturday November 8, Sunday November 9, 2014: Urban Permaculture Course from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with Permaculturists Darrell Frey, Elizabeth Lynch and Elisa Beck. Darrell Frey is author of the book Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm, c 2012. Register through or by calling 412-491-0303.

Zest Wishes Vegan Zucchini Spaghetti! Mmm :)

The South Side at night!

 Mark Dixon documentary filmmaker of YERT fame!

 Painting in Process...

 Hanging out at the market!

 Jonathan's Foods delicious Chick Pea Burger!

Mya Zeronis with an amazing salad at a monthly Bottomless Brunch!

Monday, July 21, 2014

What's Up at Schwartz Living Market and 1317 East Carson Street, Dancing With Lightening! Friday evening, July 25, 2014, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM and SAVE the DATES!

Schwartz Living Market, An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living daylight business hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During usual business hours, free parking is available behind the market for customers. Schwartz Living Market is located at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side. Direct inquiries for vendor and educational rental space to

Folks that walk in the door from East Carson Street sometimes ask: What is the project and process at 1317 East Carson Street? The answer is a long one!

Stop in and experience Jonathan's delicious organic, gluten-free vegan fare, and find out for yourself! Jonathan's Foods and Juice is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mya Zeronis, the Lean Chef en Route of Zest Wishes plans to be on site three days a week beginning in September, 2014! Pamela Arder of Soup For Your Soul will be returning to the market this Fall! Mya and Pamela use pure, organic, unprocessed ingredients! We are blessed! Check out all three food vendors updates on their FACEBOOK pages....Visit with David Smith of Yellow Corn Native American Recovery on Saturdays. On most Thursdays and Saturdays check out the Educational Vision Gym with Dr. Elisa Beck, developmental optometrist and somatic movement educator. You'll see beautiful Photographs for sale by both Richard Snyder and Laura Beck and books and artwork for sale by others.

Layers and Levels of the project at 1317 East Carson Street:

In addition to the market project, the engine for Green Growth, there are a group of folks working with the building at 1317 East Carson Street to achieve Living Building Challenge Status. What is a LIVING BUILDING? What is PERMACULTURE? Darrell Frey, author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Premaculture Farm,  Elizabeth Lynch, Elisa Beck, and guest teachers will be teaching a three day workshop on November 7, 8 and 9, 2014 on Urban Permaculture. Details coming soon!

We need folks to help us with planning and documentation! If you are interested in an internship position, come into the market to fill out an application form, or let us know you are interested in engaging in the process by e-mailing to us at

We are modeling healthful living. Be a part of this new story. Join Us In The Journey. After all,

Life is a journey, not a destination!


Saturday, September 13, 2014: for the next Zest Wishes, VEGAN Brunch!
Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 7, 8 & 9 2014: Course offering on Urban Permaculture, Architecture and the Living Building Challenge in Existing Historic Structures with Darrell Frey, Liz Lynch and guests! Stay tuned for registration details!


Special event on Friday evening, July 25, 2014, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM! This alcohol-free, drug-free amazinginess is detailed below. Thanks Cassandra Mousey for your amazing planning! We love you!

♥ LightClub Pittsburgh & Owl Tribe present:
"Dancing with Lighting!"
Friday, July 25th 2014
Schwartz Living Market
Love & Gratitude

With vibez like this, enjoy life's fullest bliss!

Get ready for a night filled with EVOLUTIONARY sound!!!
Amazing Pittsburgh DJ's are joining together in support of this movement we like to call: Light Club! Located in the parallel dimension of Peaceburgh ;) Reinventing the South Side of PGH, we bring the LOVE!!! ♥




Join us at 9pm as we start the night with a brief circle of hands & we connect our heart energies to the sacred healing love vibrations of the cosmos & bring in love and light to bless the space for the whole night!

Feel free to bring a mat or use one of ours as we release any unneeded tension out back into the cosmos to be transmuted into loovee! This will be an independent yoga practice, although any yoga teachers who would like to teach a class are very welcome to do so! Feel free to contact LightClub Pittsburgh if you would like to schedule to teach a class during the night!

A variety of vendors will be sharing their gift! This includes but is not limited to: Crystals, Clothing, Healing & Magic Items, Jewelry, Candles & more!

Delicious organic food will be available throughout the night! Juices, Smoothies, Wraps & more!

A variety of massage therapists will be offering their services for affordable donations! Release anything that no longer serves you and make space for relaxation!

We will have several tables set up with many sizes, types, and varieties of clothing available for FREE! You are also welcome to bring any clothing you would like to giveaway to the community as well!


Recently sponsored by Prius, XXL Magazine says Kellee Maize is "unlike the rest" - Her 5 albums have been downloaded over 1.5 million times proving that her "new-age, politically-aware, mother earth respecting hip hop is edgy, sexy, fun and highly rhythmic." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

CRYOVERB (Chillout/Psydub)
Anomalistic Records & Third Eye Squeegee
Beginning the night with fantastic energy, Cryoverb opens with a meditative sound and brings you to a place where the dancing just HAPPENS!

DC Records and B.A.D. ASS
Pittsburgh's first lady of bass & a must see performance, her amazing energy, endless track selections and aggressive mixing skills have made her a Pittsburgh and tri-state area favorite. She has become increasingly popular for: peak time, clubby, bassline-driven house that incorporates flavors from other EDM genres in a manner that is sure to please the most discerning clubbers around the world.

B.A.D. ASS, Drunken Monk Productions
Having overcome so much with the support of his friends and local party scene, this DJ in unstoppable! With love like this, there is no question whether he will make your ear drums melt or your heart beat faster, its guaranteed.

NICE NATE (Deep Progessive Tech-House)
Flux Capacitor, Owl Tribe, & Purple and Pink
Music comes naturally to producer / DJ Nice Nate; like a first language. He channels a primal source energy that is present in his eliquant compositions and intentional dj sets. He proclaims magic is a tangible thing that people are inevitably reuniting with...and offers his intricately technical yet minimalist music as a catalyst for these earth changes.

1337 & Elf Collective
A total light being, Anthony Arcuri aka Cypher has been in the electronic music scene for about 6 years now, but around music his whole life. Originally a guitarist in the Industrial/ Metal scene, his love for both dark and funky music has created a style all his own.

OMEN (Drum & Bass, Breaks)
Collective Thought Project
Damian (Omen) has been part of the pgh party scene for over a decade! With a vast knowledge of parties and party music, we are so grateful to have him play a sick dnb set for us this night!

Moving to the Beat
Feel the rhyme underneath your feet
Higher Vibrations than you see on the street
With sound like this, don't need a seat
Manifest your way onto the Dance floor!
Feel the energy and you can Endure
Given the vitality when we hear it
Transmitting love, don't need to fear it!
And now is the time for the evolution
Dancing with love, it has begun!
And now that you know to just go with the flow
Flow on with me and see our true divinity!!!!

Community is so important, especially during such miraculous times in history. These events are a safe space for creative evolution to take place and for all beings to come together as one!

Join in the Accepting Celebration!

While attending LightClub Pittsburgh events, please remember to respect the space, other people, & yourself! We are a community of Conscious Unity! And to us, Conscious unity means only love :D Love is accepting, understanding, appreciative, and FUN! Getting along is easy with friends!
Live in the present moment with us, live in the love of life!

*Proceeds from this event go towards a sustainable living project located in the Pittsburgh area in which several active members of Light Club / Peaceburgh are involved! Not only do they assist in the evolution of Permaculture here in PGH, they assist in the evolution of Light Club Pittsburgh and the shifting of the paradigms which is now taking place! Thank you for participating!

*No Drugs or alcohol please ♥ PLUR & ROAR in full effect!

****Parking is FREE in the Schwartz lot BEHIND the building! Parking is also FREE in Southside after 6!
Need help with parking? Let us know!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mini Garden Loom Class, Zest Wishes Brunch, Chef AJ, Author of Unprocessed, at Schwartz Living Market in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side!

Schwartz Living Market at 1317 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM! Check out the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page for almost daily updates. Free bike parking inside the building, and car parking is available for customers behind the market across Bingham Street! The Schwartz Living Market process is the engine for Green Growth for the project at 1317 East Carson Street. We are in the planning stages to be the epicenter of a LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE city! Scroll way back in this blog to read about what we are up to and join us in the process! See you soon! Elisa Beck :)

June, 2014 at the market:

Free Live music on Friday afternoon, June 13, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with The Monsters first ever concert!

On Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, there are two very special events happening at the same time at Schwartz Living Market:

Andrea, the Yarn Super Hero, will be offering a Mini Garden Loom Class! Attract birds to your yard, porch, or garden with a beautiful, ever-changing work of fiber art! The fee is $25.00/person, with all materials provided. To reserve your spot, call 412-303-4409.

Also on June 14, 2014, Mya Zeronis of Zest Wishes will be offering a Vegan Father's Day Brunch! Contact Mya directly to register through her Zest Wishes Facebook page or Register here:
Great article here:

On Monday evening, June 30, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Schwartz Living Market will be hosting Chef AJ, author of the book Unprocessed! Join us to see and hear Chef AJ's cooking demonstration, and eat some amazing samples of her food! Suggested donation for this event to benefit the Jewish Vegetarians of North America is $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Register here :

Schwartz Living Market, a Living Building Challenge project, and an Urban Oasis for Healthful Living with a Juice Bar and Vegan food offerings on site, educational classes, and more, is offering Vendor Space, and educational event space for lease. Contact us through the Schwartz Living Market Facebook page, at, or 412-491-0303, for details.

The Enchanted Garden's newest filtered, fresh water creation with fresh cucumbers, lemon and mint !

The Enchanted Garden Juice and Smoothie Bar and Jonathan's Foods, are our anchor vendors Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  On Saturdays Zest Wishes,  Mya Zeronis, the Lean Chef en Route, Soup For Your Soul, with organic soups,  Third Day, soaps, lotions and body scrubs, and more! Vendor spaces are available for rent: E-mail or call 412-491-0303 for details. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May, 2014 at Schwartz Living Market: Earcupuncture, 'Burghman, Zest Wishes, and more!

Schwartz Living Market, SLM: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living is located at 1317 East Carson Street, in Pittsburgh's Historic South Side. Free parking behind the market across Bingham Street for customers! Our anchor vendors are Jonathan's Vegan Gluten Free Foods and The Enchanted Garden Juice Bar at the market Tuesdays through Saturdays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Other vendors include 'Burghman, aka Mark, and the educational Vision Gym with Dr. Elisa Haransky-Beck, developmental optometrist, on Thursdays. On Saturdays, Pamela Arder of Soup for Your Soul, Mya Zeronis of Zest Wishes, Cynthia Hill of Third Day with handmade soaps, lotions and body scrubs, and David Smith of Yellow Corn Native American Recovery. Saturday you can also sometimes talk with photographers Richard Snyder and Laura Beck, whose works are for sale.

What is a Living Market? A Living Market is one that breathes and presents  new surprises, regularly! What is new at Schwartz Living Market? We are so excited to announce our newest Saturday vendor: Mya Zeronis of Zest Wishes, aka, The Lean Chef en Route!

 Zest Wishes is now at the market on Saturdays!
Mya Zeronis, The Lean Chef en Route of Zest Wishes!

Package from Zest Wishes amazing black bean burgers available for purchase on Saturdays at SLM!

Our newest Thursday vendor is Mark, aka, 'Burghman! Have you ever wondered how to juggle or spin a plate on top of a dowel rod? 'Burghman teaches children and adults how to juggle and spin plates on Thursday afternoons at the market, free of charge!

Sarah Heiber, Acupuncturist, will be offering walk-in Earcupuncture on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM! Walk-ins welcome!

See you at the market! Be sure to tell all your friends about us and LIKE Schwartz Living Market on Facebook!

 Elisa Beck :)