Penn Street Market Season Has Begun
Penn Street Market is open and continuing their mission to provide fresh, healthy food for the downtown Reading community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays, through September 3. Their main objective in moving forward at this time is to ensure the safety and health of customers, vendors and staff, and to reduce the exposure and spread of COVID-19. The market team is actively making operational and procedural changes outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and integrating guidelines put forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
The season kicks off with their two main produce vendors, Blue Mountain Academy Farm and Country Lane Poultry and Produce. Signs will designate specific entry and exit points. A new market layout encourages social distancing and minimizes contact with one-way lines in front of vendors and throughout the market area. There will be additional space between customers and food. Vendors will collect and bag all requested items for customers. Though non-essential programming will be postponed until further notice, more vendors including food trucks and restaurants will be added as Berks County moves from yellow to green.
Location: 445 Penn St., Reading. For more information, visit PennStMarket.org.