Organic

Over Spring Break, a group of friends and myself went to Philadelphia for the day.  We did a lot of exploring in the city, visiting monuments and stores, but a very interesting area I visited was the Reading Terminal Market.  The market contains a diverse array of food markets all in one building.  If you look hard enough, you can find almost anything you are looking for.  I helped myself to a great Philly cheese steak from a restaurant situated next to a Greek restaurant and Mennonite restaurant.   After eating with my friends, we decided to check out the rest of the market for about half an hour, before moving on.  One thing I noticed consistently throughout the market was that anything organic clearly stated it was organic.  Big and vibrant signs would let you know if something was organic and locally grown.  Whether it was vegetables, fruits, or baked products, it would state so.  You could clearly tell that the signs were directed at foodies, or anyone who wanted to eat healthy.  There were a lot of places there making products from organic foods such as banana bread and lemonade.  There were many Mennonites doing very well in business, because everyone wanted locally grown and organic foods.  The Reading Terminal Market seemed like it had two trends, ethnic foods and organic foods.  The most surprising thing I found though was some of the food was fairly decent price wise.  There were many organic products there that were priced low and accessible to the general population.  I’m not sure whether this is due to competition over tourists or just a lack of greed.

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