Dylamato’s Mission

The mission of Dylamato’s Market is to partner with other locally-owned micro-businesses to create viable livelihoods and access to fresh, healthy foods in the Hazelwood community.  The Marketplace created by this partnership will be a positive social space in Hazelwood, and generate financial capital for community residents by capturing the local food economy.

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Dylamato’s Market Opens in a Permanent New Indoor Location!

Dylamato’s Market opened on February 10, 2016, in a permanent new indoor location – 5414 Second Avenue in the Glenwood section of Greater Hazelwood.  From the Farm Stand, head outbound on Second Avenue towards the Glenwood Bridge and look for the store on the right-hand side between the last two lights in Hazelwood. Dylamato’s Market – Your Neighborhood Grocery Store […]

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Local produce Better Quality

The local season is in full swing and we are getting many of our vegetables from Triple B Farms  There aren’t a lot of new items, but everything is available locally now and the quality is better.  Corn, tomatoes and peaches are the best-sellers, and local apples will come in before much longer.

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Amazing Summer Rainbow Spaghetti with Roast Chicken

Summer is always the best time of year for me and my family to make healthier food choices.  I find it hard to resist the bright colors and allure of colorful produce in season.  When the produce is appealing to the senses and to one politics so much the better.  When I purchase my produce at Dylamato’s Market, I’m not […]

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Why are people concerned about food deserts?

What About Food? Hazelwood and Glen Hazel neighborhoods have been classified by the USDA as “food deserts”, but what does this mean? The USDA definition of a food desert is “a low-income census tract with a substantial number or share of residents with low levels of access to retail outlets selling healthy and affordable foods.” In this definition, low-income means […]

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Today we added peaches! Georgia peaches are here, as are California nectarines.

Today we added peaches!  Georgia peaches are here, as are California nectarines.  We also have beautiful rainbow chard and collards from the Hazelwood YMCA garden.  Salad greens from Matt Peters are in stock until supplies run out.  

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I got a graduate degree so I could set up a fruit and vegetable stand by the side of the road.

What About Food: June, 2015 By Dianne Shenk “What does your mom do for a living?” The question was translated to me by my daughter, Larisa, when her friends asked her in Spanish. Larisa lives and works in Colombia, South America, and I was visiting her for a few short days this spring. “I have a fruit and vegetable stand,” […]

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Commercial Market May Be Running Out of Eggs

 I always recommend buying eggs from local farms. Dylamato’s Market is carrying eggs ($3.50/dozen) from a self sustaining, Amish farm where the birds are kept in  large cages outside to run around in (with covers due to hawks) and are fed corn and other grain raised on the same farm from seed saved the year before  and are therefore gmo free. In general […]

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Daily Shopping: Fresh, Healthy and Frugal

Our produce stand has locally grown lettuce packaged in single servings. Bring home just what you need for the day at reasonable prices. You won’t have to worry about using it before it goes bad and you can take advantage of lower prices. Europeans do this as a way of life.  Stopping by the produce stand,  the butcher and the […]

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Food is Big Business by Dianne Schenk

(Previously published in The Homepage February 2013) We all know that Warren Buffett bought the Heinz Food Company for billions of dollars last week.  We noticed because Heinz has been one of the most successful businesses in Pittsburgh since its beginning over a century ago.  Even though most of the company operations moved to other parts of the country and […]

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