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Penn Street Market Opens for the Summer in Reading

Penn Street Market—returning to the historical location of Penn Square—will operate from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning on June 4, and continuing for 17 consecutive weeks, on Thursdays until September 24. The seasonal market will continue with the proud tradition of uniting local farmers, artisans and restaurants with members of the greater Reading community.

This season, the market will have a broader educational outreach to promote food access and community integration. Redesign Reading hosts the Penn Street Market, with funding provided by the Hawley & Myrtle Quier Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation. The Reading Parking Authority will sponsor free parking for market attendees in the 4th and Cherry garage or the Chiarelli garage.

Penn Street Market—a leader of the local food movement—serves as an incubator for emerging businesses, a culinary focal point, a cultural destination complete with musical entertainment and a beacon for Reading’s sustainability movement.

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