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April 19, 2014 10:00 am — 11:15 am

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April 20, 2014

Market Closed for Easter


April 23, 2014 10:00 am — 11:15 am

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News & Events

Request for Proposal to Operate Kitchen @ the Market
April 18, 2014 — Sarah LevitskyRequest for Proposal to Operate Kitchen @ the Market

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS To Operate the Reading Terminal Market’s Demonstration KitchenProposal Deadline – Friday, May 2, 2014Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is interested in obtaining proposals to operate the Market’s demonstration kitchen, “Kitchen @ The Market.” portunity The Kitchen @ The Market is a state of the art, fully-​equipped culinary instruction facility located in a high-​traffic, high-​visibility area of t [ … ]

Market Closed Easter Sunday
April 17, 2014 — Sarah Levitsky

The Market will be closed Sunday, April 20th for Easter and will reopen on Monday, April 21st at 8am.

“What’s New in the Market in the New Year (Part 2), By Carolyn Wyman”
February 20, 2014 — Sarah Levitsky

This month we continue our list of new things planned for the Market and Market stands in this new year. They include: New attractions at this Saturday’s Party for the Market fundraiser, such as a doughnut stuffing and stacking competition at Beiler’s with celebrity contestants Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development & Director of Commerce Alan Greenberger, CBS3 consumer reporter Jim Donovan, PHL17 host Jennifer Lewis-​Hall, FOX 29 medical contribu [ … ]

Local Couples Marry on Valentine’s Day at the Market
February 6, 2014 — Market News

Love is in the air! On Valentine’s Day, several local couples will continue the tradition of tying the knot at the Reading Terminal Market! At noon, Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart will marry the couples, one at a time, in the Market’s Center Court seating area. The weddings will be followed by a dessert reception for the couples and their families and friends that includes a wedding cake donated by Termini Brothers Bakery, fruit salad from Iovine Brothers Produce, and coffee from O [ … ]

Pearl’s Oyster Bar – Now Serving Breakfast!
February 6, 2014 — Market News

Pearl’s Oyster Bar is the latest merchant to offer a full hot breakfast menu! Chef Jason Ledee’s selections include seafood-​centric specialties such as smoked salmon benedict, shrimp & grits, and Cajun-​crusted shrimp breakfast Po’ Boy as well as sweet items such as three different kinds of French toast, steel-​cut oatmeal, and yogurt & granola. Pearl’s is serving breakfast Monday-​Friday, 8-​11am and all day on weekends.

What’s New in the Market in the New Year (Part 1)
January 22, 2014 — Carolyn Wyman

Between 2012’s expansion and facelift and the even more recent debut of vendors like lley Shepherd Creamery and Keven Parker’s Soul Food Caféhe Market has probably changed more in the past two years than in the previous 10. That doesn’t mean that’s the end of the new and improved things here. In February, shoppers entering at 12th and Filbert will be greeted by a brand-​new Information Booth named after late, longtime Market Corporation and Preservation Fund board member Becky Sto [ … ]

Oh Come All Ye Hungry to Enjoy These Market Holiday Specials
December 19, 2013 — Carolyn Wyman

The Market is celebrating the holidays, with the Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad display but also with a bunch of December-​only products that can make the season a little easier, sweeter and more fun. For example:

Thanksgiving Meal Tips From the Market Experts
November 18, 2013 — Carolyn Wyman

Thanksgiving is the only time many Philadelphians cook a turkey or make gravy and pumpkin pie. Market stands like Keven Parker’s, The Original Turkey and the Dutch Eating Place, by contrast, make such foods every day. On the eve of America’s biggest cooking holiday, we asked these Market experts for some tips on tackling this meal (from setting the table to serving dessert), as well as information on ready-​to-​serve or –use Market products that can help if you’d rather not do it all yourse [ … ]


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18 Phascinating Phacts about Philbert the pig sculpture, the Market’s Favorite Pork Product Not Topped with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone,” By Carolyn Wyman
1. Wendy Smith Born of Metropolitan Bakery got the idea for Philbert when she saw the Pike Place Market Foundation’s giant piggy-​bank sculpture, Rachel, on a visit to Seattle. 2. Rachel (b. 1986) was another great idea from the founder of …
Meltkraft and Valley Shepherd Creamery Celebrates Spring Fest and National Grilled Cheese Day
Saturday, April 12th will be a big day at the Market! We are holding our first-​ever Spring Fest to celebrate the end of the dreary winter with delicious spring foods! Saturday also happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day, and to commemo…
Down Home Diner Owner/​Chef Reunites with Chef Bobby Flay
Last night on the Food Network, our own Jack McDavid, chef and owner of the Down Home Diner, reunited with his old friend Chef Bobby Flay on an episode of the new show Beat Bobby Flay http://​www​.food​net​work​.com/​s​h​o​w​s​/​b​e​a​t​-​b​o​b​b​y​-​f​l​a​y​/​100​-​s​e​r​i​e​s​/​e​a​t​-​f​l…

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Help Feed Philadelphia School Children

Through the end of October, the Market is donating all of the money from Philbert the piggy bank to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that provides food insecure children (who receive most of their meals at school) with food on the weekends. So, please stop by and feed Philbert!