The Reading Terminal Market offers produce fresh from the field to the people of Philadelphia, PA on April 3, 2009. There are Amish specialties, fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and poultry. Reading Terminal Market opened for business in 1892 with approximately 78,000 square feet and almost 800 spaces for vendors. The Market was revitalized in the 1990âs and today is still the gastronomic bazaar that its original planners had envisioned. Many of the historic Market stands survived the reconstruction and are once again filled with local produce, fresh eggs, milk, meats, poultry, seafood, handmade crafts, jewelry, and clothing. The Market is home to more than 80 merchants, two of whom are descendants of the original stand holders from a century before. USDA photo by Alice Welch.
May 21, 2014
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