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Farmers market at Philly's Reading Terminal Market
150 years after outdoor markets fell out of favor with the public at this location, an outdoor farmers market is resurrected at the Philadelphia landmark.
Thu, May 13, 2010 at 01:09 PM
Fourteen local growers and producers offering fresh and local fruits, vegetables, artisanal cheeses, pastured meats and more are expected to be on hand for opening day. The market will be held directly across from Reading Terminal Market on 12th Street and will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Sunday through mid-November.
The market, which has been around in some form for over 150 years, ultimately grew out of two separate markets on Market Street in Center City Philadelphia — Farmers' Market and Franklin Market. The markets were brought indoors because outdoor markets were considered health hazards and nuisances. According to the market's history page
, outdoor markets fell out favor with the general public. How ironic that 150 years later, the general public is clamoring for open-air outdoor farmers markets, and one is being resurrected at The Reading Terminal Market.
Are you in the Philadelphia region? Does this new farmers market grab your attention?
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