Outing - Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia


The event was held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

We visit the Reading Terminal Market (next to the Philadelphia Convention Center) on Saturday Feb 25th from 1.30pm to 3.30 pm.

The Reading Terminal Market opened for business on February 22, 1893. The street-level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running east-west and four wider avenues running north-south. Sawdust was spread on the floor to absorb spills and moisture rising from the vast cold storage facility in the basement. By 1913 the Market was booming, with 250 food dealers and 100 farmers occupying its stalls. The intervening years have though not been easy for the market, but today the market is again a major attraction in Philadelphia. The sawdust and the sounds of rumbling trains are gone, but the modern Market is once again the gastronomic bazaar that its original planners had envisioned. Many of the historic Market stands survived 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 standholders from a century before. On any given day one can find an eclectic array of fresh baked Amish goods, produce direct from the field, unusual spices, free range meats and poultry, flowers, ethnic foods, and much more. One hundred thousand Philadelphians and tourists pass through the Reading Terminal Market every week enjoying its exceptional products, history, and people.

In addition to getting some good shots consider picking up something for dinner!

There are numerous ways of getting to the Market as listed here

Reading Terminal Market is a big place with many entry doors. As far as I know there are no great places to meet, so we will try to meet at the entrance from Arch street across the street from the convention center. The weather is going to be chilly so if you are not seeing your fellow camera clubbers go inside and do you.

Also consider joining the car pool leaving from the Panera in Exton at 12.30pm. If you would like to ride in the carpool please send an email to svenne.juul@gmail.com and express your interest.


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