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Harvest Festival 2017!

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Saturday, October 21 from 10am-4pm. 

Fall is here, and that means it’s harvest time! Come and bring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at the Market’s annual Harvest Festival. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Don't miss our fabulous beer garden featuring fall brews and delicious snacks. Kids and adults alike will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, take a photo in a pumpkin patch, enjoy delicious seasonal foods and treats, listen to live music, arts & crafts for the kids, and more.

Rain or Shine! The event is free to enter, food & drink is pay-as-you-go. 

Harvest Festival Facebook Event Page

Celebrate the Pennsylvania General Store's 30th Anniversary!

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Friday, September 15, 12-1pm, Piano Court

 

The Pennsylvania General Store is turning 30, and you are all invited to celebrate!  

 

In 1987, Michael and Julie Holahan opened the store to showcase the great diversity of products made by small independent businesses found right here in Pennsylvania, and the store continues to champion Pennsylvania-made products today.

 

On Friday, September 15th, join us in celebrating this milestone anniversary with a

  • cake cutting
  • appearance by the Phillie Phanatic
  • samples
  • raffle drawing
  • meet and greet with some of the store's favorite vendors including Asher's, John & Kira's, Eclat, Lore's, Eat This, Hank's Sodas, St. Lucifer's, Uncle Jerry's, Rosie's Butterkins, Center City Soft Pretzel Co., and Paprika Letterpress

Free Shopping Services

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Reading Terminal Market is committed to providing customers with an excellent shopping experience.
Below you will find specialty services provided by the Market that exemplifies this commitment.

  • Complimentary Grocery Bag Valet Service
    on Saturday & Sunday. Located behind The Head Nut. We’ll store your grocery bags while you dine or continue to shop. Refrigerated and dry storage available. 
  • Curbside pick up available on Saturday on Arch Street

  • Shopping Carts Available 
    Located behind The Head Nut, at the Shopping Services Kiosk Sat.- Sun. Available at the Security Office Mon.- Fri.
  • Free WiFi
    Network Name: RTM-free-wifi
  • Free Recipe Cards
    Located in Center Court next to Philbert the Pig statue.
  • Free Personalized Chef Guided Shopping Tours
    Every 1st & 3rd Saturday at 10 am in City Kitchen, guided by Chef Tess. Learn how to optimize Reading Terminal Market for the ultimate shopping experience.
  • Tasting Thursdays
    Every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in City Kitchen. Sample foods from various merchants within the Market.

 

 

the market blog

     
October 04 2017
  You can still buy cream cheese and olive or liverwurst and onion sandwiches at Spataro's, though it's not likely more than one out of the hundreds of cheesesteak-focused tourists who visit the stand order them. "We keep those on to honor grand...
August 18 2017
Reading Terminal Market’s annual OysterFest has become a destination event for oyster aficionados around the Mid-Atlantic. The festival might seem less obviously appealing to someone who has never eaten a raw oyster, either because they don't patron...
June 14 2017
There’s probably no other place in town where you can find more food experts than at Reading Terminal Market, and the Market’s expertise quotient went up another notch when Chef Tess Connors was hired to manage the Market’s City Kitchen demonstratio...

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Bassetts Ice Cream

America’s oldest ice cream company—established in 1861—Bassetts Ice Cream was the first merchant to sign a lease at the Reading Terminal Market in 1892 and is still owned and operated by the same family today. Their menu of more than 40 different flavors includes something for everyone, from the most traditional (they make a killer vanilla) to the more adventurous (Cinnamon or Matcha Green Tea, anyone?). Made with cream and milk sourced from a co-op of dairy farmers in western Pennsylvania, each flavor is hand crafted and tested to perfection. Stop by for a cone, cup, pint, sundae, or milkshake, and factor in some extra time to check out the original marble counter, the hand-painted mural surrounding the store’s mezzanine, and the historical video footage from when Bassetts Ice Cream was produced in the Market’s basement.

Hours

Monday–Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 8am to 6pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm

Contact

Phone: (215) 925-4315

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Additional Information

Payments accepted: All major credit cards, cash, and RTM Gift Cards

For catering, contact Bassetts Ice Cream's wholesale offices at 215-864-2771

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