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OysterFest is Only a Few Weeks Away! Purchase Your Tickets Before they Sell Out!


2nd Annual OysterFest

Friday, November 7, 6:308:30pm

We are thrilled to announce that OysterFest is back by popular demand! Sample a dozen varieties of oysters, each paired with a local craft beer. Our merchant partners include Molly Malloy’s Bar & Grill, Pearl’s Oyster Bar and Fair Food Farmstand. Additional support is provided by Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. Net proceeds will benefit the Reading Terminal Market’s nutrition education programming for Philadelphia school children.

Last year’s event was a sell out, so don’t delay — purchase your tickets today! http://​read​ingter​mi​nal​mar​ket​.tick​etleap​.com/

Breaking News! Reading Terminal Market Has Been Designated as One of 10 Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association!

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We are thrilled to announce that the American Planning Association (APA) has designated the Reading Terminal Market as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces for 2014.

Each October during National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs. APA’s Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.

Recognizing these special places highlights the role planning plays in adding value to communities,” said William Anderson, FAICP, president of APA. “Planners, working with others, help build better communities in a variety of settings, from urban to rural; the result — better neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We applaud these efforts and congratulate this year’s designees.”

Since Great Places in America was launched in 2007, APA has designated 230 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces. Places are announced annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.

Reading Terminal Market congratulates our 9 co-​designees: Bayliss Park In Council Bluffs, Iowa; Cliff Walk In Newport, Rhode Island; Delaware Park In Buffalo, New York; Great Plains Trails Network In Lincoln, Nebraska; Lake Mirror Park In Lakeland, Florida; Lithia Park In Ashland, Oregon; Point State Park In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Rainier Vista In Seattle, Washington; and The Lawn At The University Of Virginia In Charlottesville, Virginia.

Reading Terminal Market to Begin Delivering with Instacart


We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Instacart , the only service that can deliver groceries from multiple local stores within an hour. Beginning later this fall, Instacart will provide delivery of produce and grocery items from participating Reading Terminal Market merchants. Additional products and merchants will be added in a later phase of the program.

We are excited to partner with Instacart and offer this remarkable service to Reading Terminal Market customers,” said Paul Steinke, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “For the first time our customers will be able to get home delivery of products from the Market within an hour. This service will be a time-​saving tool for many shoppers who, due to their busy schedule, geographic location, lack of transportation or other circumstances, may not be able to get to Reading Terminal Market as often as they wish. Instacart provides a viable option that can be accessed via a simple Web application.”

Reading Terminal Market customers interested in using Instacart must be located in the company’s designated Philadelphia Zone which reaches far into the Main Line, parts of Upper Darby, Northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County. In Philadelphia proper, Instacart already provides delivery from Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, ACME Markets, Super Fresh and Green Aisle Grocery.

According to Instacart Philadelphia City Manager George Shotz, the company chose to add the Market due to its high demand from customers. “Our Philadelphia-​area service is still growing rapidly week over week,” said Shotz. “Customers have been asking for this Philadelphia iconic location and we are excited to be able to bring Reading Terminal Market merchant products to their doorstep.”

Originally launched in San Francisco and since expanded into many other major cities, Instacart has disrupted the traditional grocery delivery space with its crowd sourced labor force dubbed “Personal Shoppers” who shop for and deliver grocery orders providing their own transportation in as little as one hour. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure such as inventory, warehouses, trucks and full-​time drivers.

Click here to open an account, and you will be notified when Instacart officially begins delivering from the Market. Any customer can open an account at www​.Instacart​.com , and get free delivery on their first order of $10 or more. For frequent customers, Instacart offers an Amazon-​Prime like service called Instacart Express – an annual membership that eliminates delivery fees for all orders of $35 or more. The cost is just $99. Customers can sign up for a free two-​week trial at www​.instacart​.com/​e​x​p​r​e​s​s.

About Instacart

Instacart is the only service that can deliver groceries on demand from multiple stores within an hour. Founded in San Francisco, Instacart is now available in major cities across the US, delivering from both local grocery stores and national chains such as Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Shaw’s, BJ’s Wholesale and Costco. Using an innovative crowdsourced approach, Instacart relies on a pool of thousands of trained Personal Shoppers who empower stores to deliver groceries to customers in a fast and cost-​effective way. Learn more at www​.Instacart​.com

Reading Terminal Market’s Summer Nutrition Education Programs are a Big Hit!


This summer, the Market is holding its first-​ever nutrition education programs for Philadelphia school children and the program has been a big hit! Approximately 120 kids aged 913 are learning about healthy food at the Reading Terminal Market’s Eat Right Cooking Camp. This innovative nutrition education program is targeted to middle school students whose families receive SNAP benefits (“food stamps.”) The Market provides a uniquely vibrant venue for nutrition education, with access to a broad range of fresh, local and healthy foods. With help from our partners at the Health Promotion Council, Chef Angela Scipio is teaching food safety, basic nutrition and hands-​on preparation of delicious healthy foods.

The five-​session program is structured by meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with core messages reinforced in each session. Food-​related activities include identifying and sourcing ingredients from merchants, food preparation and cooking in the Markets’ demonstration kitchen, tastings and culinary competitions. A nutritious meal or snack is served as part of each session.

Program participants not only learn about, prepare and taste fresh foods, but also meet Market merchants who can serve as entrepreneurial role models. This provides the rare opportunity for urban children to meet farmers and growers who produce fresh food, raise animals on humanely certified farms, bake whole grain bread and make cheese.

While the summer programs are winding down, we will be starting our new afterschool program in the fall.

Eat Right Cooking Camps are supported by the Aetna Foundation, the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation, and Phillies Charities.


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