Governor Wolf Honors Reading Terminal Market’s 125th Anniversary
February 22, 2018
Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Congressman Dwight Evans, and community officials and leaders to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Reading Terminal Market.
“Reading Terminal Market is so much more than just a farmer’s market. It is a true example of the best of Philadelphia,” said Governor Wolf. “It’s a location for tourists to come to see what Philadelphia has to offer, a provider of quality, local foods to our citizens, a place for people to congregate, and the opportunity to engage with their food providers. Reading Terminal Market is a bastion of the Philadelphia community and I am proud to honor this major milestone.”
Today’s event, 1893 Day, serves as the kick-off of a year-long celebration that will include a series of special events and programming showcasing the Market, and will offer visitors the chance to experience Reading Terminal Market as it was when it first opened, including special 1893 prices. Following the formal remarks, the governor took part in a ribbon cutting as a symbolic “grand opening” of the Market.
“The Market has withstood more than a century of transition in Center City, and today remains a vital piece of Philadelphia’s civic fabric and the most visited site in the region,” said Anuj Gupta, General Manager of Reading Terminal Market. “It is an important source of fresh food for Philadelphians and an authentic showcase of our city for national and international visitors. We encourage our customers, community members, and everyone who loves Reading Terminal Market to join us in 2018 as we begin a year of special programming that will memorialize our past, celebrate our present, and chart our future for the next 125 years.”
One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, the Reading Terminal Market offers an incredible selection of farm fresh produce, meats, and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, confections, flowers, kitchenware, cookbooks, jewelry, and crafts.