Sunday, April 24, 2011


Eric and Kate 
17th Street Cafe Salad Dressing

Love Street Living Foods Chocolate Sauce.. Mmmm!

Thanks to everyone who helped out so much for our opening of Schwartz Market on Saturday, April 23, 2011.  Thank you Russell, my brother. for helping with doors.  Thanks Tara for planning efforts. Thanks Brad Hochberg, David Erzen, SJ and Anthony for their efforts with clean up. Thanks Josh Zorich, Sarah Joe and Anthony for being there. Thanks Anthony for hanging the Peace Garden poster in the front window to help educate folks about permaculture in our urban neighborhoods and for displaying your photographs. Thanks Cornelius; Nathan of Clarion River Organics, Red Dog Kombucha, Building New Hope, Matt, Kate, 17th Street Cafe, and so many others for supporting this effort with your heart and soul.

Petar, Josh and SJ

We will be open this coming Saturday, April 30, 2011 again from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM selling Building New Hope Coffee, locally made kombucha, Love Street Living Foods Chocolate spreads from Equador and Indonesia, 17th Street Cafe Salad Dressing and some other surprises. We'll present a 20 minute power point update of the project at 10:30 AM. Enter the market on E. Carson Street. Feel free to park in the lot behind the building on Bingham and walk around the block to the front entrance.

Thanks also to the mini- climate bicyclists who took the time to stop by, shop, and learn about how this project we're working on at 1317 East Carson Street has three parts: 1) the building renovation as a Living Building, zero net energy and zero net water in the early planning phase, 2) keeping the Schwartz Market business open and viable as we plan, and 3) planning what will be happening in the entire building as we complete the renovation.

What are you pointing to?  What's Next?

After touring CCI and Schwartz Market: Bicyclists launching onto Bingham Street!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Real Food and Pittsburgh mini- Climate Ride

Join us at Schwartz Market on Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The store will be open during these hours as we explore options for the future of the market space and the entire building. The market will be selling items from a few local farmers. Local brown eggs, chocolate sauce from Love Street Living Foods, fair trade shade grown organic coffee from Building New Hope (BNH), and salad dressing from the local South Side 17th Street Cafe. This short and humble time frame will give us some time to visit with one another and talk about implementation of ideas that have been generated over the past two years. Join us to learn and explore as we move forward.

So it has occured to me, what is real food anyway? Is it o.k. to eat foods that are not locally produced and grown? What makes food healthy? How important is the composition of the soil that we grow our food in? How crucial is pure water for us to drink and feed our plants, and how important is pure air?

 Is it fine to eat bananas in Pittsburgh? Why would someone even have that question? Is it feasible to grow oranges in Pittsburgh? How much citrus is good for a human body to consume? What is the value of fermented foods for our bodies and our selves? My dad has got the answer. He says everything in moderation!

Between 1:30 and 2:00 PM the PGH mini- climate ride will be passing through the market and for a building tour on their ride that begins and ends in the South Side. Celebrate World Environment Day with us!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Regenerating Community

Research, education, healing arts, community development, and the development of a sense of place along with regenerative design is our goal for 1317 East Carson Street and the community at large.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 5:30 PM we will present an overview of the upcoming plans for 1317 East Carson Street and Schwartz Market. The South Side Forum is a meeting that is held monthly at the Brashear Association building at 2005 Sarah Street. This community meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.