Customers can shop and learn how to play chess
READING --- Anyone interested in learning the game of chess or just playing for fun is welcome to come to the Penn Street Market on Friday, September 5th. Mike Reese, with the Council on Chemical Abuse, will be on hand to show visitors to the Penn Street Market that chess is a great alternative to drugs, gambling, and other addictions. Chess boards will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. along with information to help anyone suffering from drugs or gambling additions.
The farmers will be set up at the Penn Street Market from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The market season is at its peak with everything that is growing locally. It’s a great time to walk to the open-air market located in the 800 Block of Penn Street, Reading. Farmers at the Penn Street Market welcome shoppers every Friday from now until October 3rd. Melons, green peppers, potatoes, eggplant, squash, sweet corn, hot peppers, onions, kale, lettuce, honey, and much, much more brighten the vendors’ tables.
Annual Berks County October Farm Tour
The annual October Farm Tour in Berks County is scheduled for October 18, 2014 and will be featuring farms and agricultural businesses in the Twin Valley region of southern Berks County (Caernarvon, Robeson, and Union townships). The event is sponsored by the Berks Agricultural Resource Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the county’s agricultural industry and related food industries. Organized in 2008, B.A.R.N. has hosted this event for six years with assistance from the Office of Agricultural Coordinator and others.
As in prior years, tour participants will purchase a tour booklet the day of the tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. and can visit all sites or select the ones they want to see between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cost is still $10 per family vehicle. Tour booklets will be sold at Plow Farms, 4339 Morgantown Road, Mohnton, PA 19540, 610-856-7740; Weaver’s Orchard Inc., 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown, PA 19543 610-856-7300; and Twin Valley High School Agriculture Department, 4897 Twin Valley Road, Elverson, PA 19520, 610-286-8650. The booklet contains a map of all the host farm locations, along with other sponsors, and B.A.R.N. information. As in the past, the October Farm Tour is a self-driving event. Educational displays by agricultural organizations will be part of the day’s tour. The Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association and the Farm Women Society of Berks County will be selling refreshments at two of the host locations.