Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Celebration of Health, Happiness and Freedom! Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., L.N. keynote speaker at Schwartz Living Market special night market on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013. Market 5:00 to 9:00 PM with Dr. Clement keynote at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A and Book signing!

Schwartz Living Market is now open Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM! Special Night Market Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with keynote speaker, 7:00 PM: Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D, L.N., Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida! Bring your appetite for wheat grass juice, The Green Mango Thai Cafe and fresh raw juices! Join us!!

Join us for a special healthful Schwartz Living Market Mini- Market on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, with Brian Clement, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. Join us for Dr. Clement's talk A Celebration of Health, Happiness, and Freedom at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A and book signing! Cost is $10.00/person for Dr. Clement's talk at the door. Cash or check accepted. Direct inquires to Elisa Beck at 412-491-0303.

Free parking for Schwartz Living Market customers behind the market across Bingham Street!

Book signing by Dr. Brian Clement following Q&A on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Schwartz Living Market now open Saturdays 11:00AM to 3:00 PM & A Celebration of Health, Happiness and Freedom on July 3, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with Brian Clement Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute

Schwartz Living Market now open Saturdays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM! We anticipate opening four days a week with a night market after Labor Day, and six days a week by the end of this calendar year!!

Vendor space is available for $25.00/week. If you are interested in vending or speaking at the market on natural health and healing, or performing, direct inquiries to Market Manager Paul Krawczkiewicz at 724-787-5788 or

We're open for business, and we are so excited! Please join us with a friend or two or three to see what's new each Saturday. This coming Saturday, June 29, 2013, in addition to the amazing Foods and Arts and Healthful Living vendors, Yes Brain Dance Theatre will perform from 11:30 to 12:30, and Community Capoeira Angola Pittsburgh will perform from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Vendors on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM include: Jonathan's Foods; OmNom Bakers; Green Mango Thai Cafe; Third Day Organics; Thrice Great Apparel; RosaFlora Botanicals; Yellow Corn Native American Recovery; Native American Fine Artist Harry Nez; Central Native American Arts, Miguel Sague; Richard Snyder Photography; Laura Beck Photography; Building New Hope Coffee; Vision Gym with Elisa Beck, Developmental Optometrist; Tamar George; Hoola Hooping; Sprouts Demonstration including Wheatgrass, Sunflower shoots and pea shoots and more! Thanks so much to the PA Resources Council and their Zero Waste Program for the composting, recycling and trash containers. Thanks to Conservation Consultants for their display. Vendors vary slightly weekly!

Join us and bring a friend or two and your family. This is a grass roots, transitional, transformational process! Google Transition Town and Rob Hopkins and read Rob's blog to know where we are coming from. Check out the Transition Town movement here in the 'Burgh. How do we re-invent ourselves as a is it that we will transform ourselves from peak oil to resilience in the words of the Transition Town movement and be inspired by the Natural Step? Come on in and find out!! Learn about how you, too, can create a Living Building Challenge project and have lots of fun with it!

SAVE THE DATE and join us for a special healthful living Mini- Market on Wednesday evening, July 3, 2013, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, with Brian Clement, Ph.D., of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. Join us for Dr. Clement's talk A Celebration of Health, Happiness, and Freedom at 7:00 PM followed by Q&A and book signing! Direct inquires to Elisa Beck at 412-491-0303.

Free parking for Schwartz Living Market customers behind the market across Bingham Street!

Schwartz Living Market on Grand Opening Weekend, June 21,22 and 23, 2013!

Model of Rooftop with Permaculture Production Farm, space to chill, and Performance Venue! Tony Albrecht and Carrie DiFiore, Architects

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grand Opening Festivities at Schwartz Living Market!

Wow, Wow , Wow!

We're into the Grand Opening weekend at Schwartz Living Market and loving it! We are so thrilled to see so many amazing folks each day come out and play and eat and watch movies and talk and network!

Healcrest Tea Pops Pop Up!

Tribune Review photographer doing some eye tracking in the Vision Gym!

Stan Beck talking with Becky and Libby about indoor sprout farming!

David Smith of  Non-Profit Yellow Corn Native American Recovery; Kate O'Brien, visionary; and Harry Nez, amazing Native American Artist with his hand drawn treasures.

Stay Tuned! There is much more to share, so keep checking back to this blog entry. This is an interesting first. blogging when I'm not done with the blog. When people ask what are we doing in the space, I used to get upset. Now I ask them, 'what are you doing'? What would you like to manifest? And then I often ask them what are their gifts? Or, I know what their gifts are, and ask them to share with one another and the South Side community, and beyond. And they say to me, "But I'm not ready." Hey, this blog entry is not ready, but I'm posting it anyway because it is a beginning and then if you are curious, please check back!!! Elisa Beck :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Grand Opening Festivities on June 21, 22 and 23, 2013 at Schwartz Living Market: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living!

Join us on June 21, 22, and 23, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day for our Grand Opening! Breaking News: At 2:00 PM on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 1317 East Carson Street you are invited to join us for the Ribbon Cutting for Schwartz Living Market! Bruce Kraus, Councilman for the South Side will be there with us along with many other amazing folks to cut the ribbon!! 

Schwartz Living Market: A Project of 1317 East Carson Street has hired a market manager! Paul Krawczykiewicz, our new market manager, managed Today's Market in Oakmont, Pennsylvania for 17 years and is an amazing individual. We are so excited to welcome Paul to our team!

Please direct inquiries for vendor space for our opening weekend and beyond to or call 724-787-5788. Application forms for vendors and lease forms  are available for those interested in three month leases. following the Grand Opening on June 21,22 and 23, 2013, we will be open on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and plan top expand hours to four days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Labor Day, 2013. Stay tuned!

Thanks so much to all of the amazing individuals and group that have made this continuing process and project possible. We are full of gratitude!

Enjoy  the experience of vendors with real food and amazing juices including wheat grass juice and much, much, more! See demonstrations of, and learn how to juice. See how to sprout mung beans, chick peas and aduki beans. Learn how to soak seeds and nuts. Learn how to grow your own sprout farm at home with Stan Beck. Taste sprouted foods. Learn how to dehydrate food in creative ways! Enjoy amazing tea pops from Healcrest Farms. Hear Phil Osophical and his amazing Flowetry!

Check out so many amazing non profits including PA Resources Council, Conservation Consultants, Green Building Alliance, Zero Waste Pittsburgh and more. On Saturday, June 22, learn about GMO-Free PA.

Experience Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy from Stephanie Miller, Vibroacoustic Harp Therapist: $45.00/half hour. Learn about optometric vision therapy and somatic movement education with Dr. Elisa Beck, Developmental Optometrist and Somatic Movement Educator trained in Body Mind Centering and Body Mind Movement with both Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Mark Taylor.  Learn about Permaculture from author, Permaculturist, and owner of Three Sisters Farm, Darrell Frey. Talk with Dennis Maloskey about Sustainable Living. Learn from Christina Newman of Apoidia Apiary.

Movie's scheduled each day of the opening weekend at 1:00 PM:
June 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM: Transition 2.0
June 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM The Great Story with Thomas Berry; Discussion follows facilitated by Karen Bernard
June 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM Your Environmental Road Trip

The Great Story film is 49 minutes. Here's a link:

The Great Story, Thomas Berry film/discussion

As a pioneer in the field of spirituality and ecology, Thomas Berry created a quiet revolution. He was a monk, a cultural historian, an author, a teacher and a mystic. At the heart of this film is Berry's experience of the universe as a cosmic liturgy. He reminds us that "we are not a collection of objects but a communion of subjects." His values are rooted in this sacred cosmology which includes the entire natural world. The mountains, rivers, birds, fish--all living organisms--are not here for our use, but exist in dynamic relationship: a relationship that allows us to become who we are. As Berry says, "I am not myself without everything else."  
This video will be followed by a discussion led by Karen Bernard. Karen is one of the founders of Dream of the Earth, a local nonprofit that has taken on Berry's vision of "the great work," the work of reinventing ourselves as humans through the telling of a comprehensive story that we can all live by. Many people now believe that this new story, based on solid empirical science, has the power to usher in a new "ecozoic" era, a time when human beings live in mutually enhancing relationship with the rest of creation.

Suggested Donation for movie viewing is $3.00/person. Proceeds split between the designated non-profit and Schwartz Living Market for its continued Permaculture/Transition Town Demonstration Project Development.

Yes, this is slow development, and mindful development and happens in an unexpected way!

Hey, bring some money to spend and bring lots and lots of friends and neighbors. At 3:00 PM each day, Elisa Beck will give a tour of the building. Charge $5.00/person or $15.00/family. Is this a Grand Opening, a grand re-opening, or simply a reinvention of all that already was and will continue to be?

It's really the evolution of Schwartz Market which began as Schwartz Sanitary Super market in the early part of the century with Helen and Morris Schwartz and so much more family. This is the story of evolution and revolution at this point. We are re-opening the space as a Living Market. Use your imagination and you too can be part of the action, not just the reaction!

Join Us!

Have you heard of a boilermaker? Well what do you call a shot of wheatgrass juice in 8 ounces of green juice? Cast your vote on opening weekend at Schwartz Living Market: An Urban Oasis for Healthful Living !

The new Marmoleum kitchen floor is fully installed! Thanks so much to these incredible, mindful installers from Riverview Carpet, and thanks so much to Forbo for supplying this amazing product!

Vendors over the course of the weekend will include: Jonathan's Food, Gryphon's Tea, OmNom Bakers, Jenn's Jems, Global Lovin', Third Day Organics, Paititi, Healcrest Farms, Thrice Great Apparel, Apoidia Apiary, Enchanted Garden, Rosa Flora Botanicals, Central Native American Arts and Crafts, Native American Arts and Crafts, Richard Snyder photography, Building New Hope, JWest Design, S'Eclairer, Riverview Carpet, Forbo Marmoleum, Artemis Environmental and more!

Dennis Maloskey will be there demonstrating a hand powered generator, Willi Williams will demonstrate how to apply earth plaster on stilts, and Elisa Haransky-Beck, developmental optometrist and somatic movement educator will be happy to talk to you with tips for natural vision improvement. Jump on the mini trampoline and learn about improving your peripheral vision by experiencing it! Dr. Safdar Chaudary will be there representing S'Eclairer and Janet McKee will be teaching us about healthy food choices!

This opening weekend and Schwartz Living Market is family and kid friendly. Tell everyone you know to join in on the fun!

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Two Visionaries: Kate O'Brien and Darrell Frey at a Retreat at Three Sister's Farm, June 9, 2013

3 Sister's Farm in June, 2013
Pulling weeds from the fields by hand: Tara Frey, Paul Krawczykiewicz, Richard Pearson, Kate O'Brien, Darrell Frey, Pam Barroso and Elisa Beck. Well, Elisa is waving to the camera, not weeding!