America’s Oldest Farmers' Market: a Patrón-Friendly Mini-Guide
Philadelphia may be most famous for its cheese steaks and Liberty Bell, but it’s also home to America’s oldest farmers’ market.
Jun. 23, 2016
Philadelphia may be most famous for its cheese steaks, Liberty Bell and brotherly love, but we adore it for something else as well: It’s the site of America’s oldest farmers’ market, Reading Terminal. Next time you’re in Philly, make sure you take a leisurely stroll through this original indoor food hall, and be sure to visit these three shops in particular:
Flowers are a beautiful way to garnish your favorite Patrón cocktails. Market Blooms’ eco-friendly, organic selection includes lilies, roses, violets, lavender, lilacs, daisies, marigolds, and tulips; all of these beauts would look positively dynamite adorning a perfectly mixed Paloma or Patrón Stinger.
There’s a reason the humble bumble bee graces each bottle of Patrón: Bees are irresistibly drawn to the Weber blue agave from which the tequilas are created. While touring Reading Terminal, stop by Bee Natural for handmade, locally produced honeys. Then use your spoils to test drive one of Patrón’s myriad honey-infused cocktails, such as the Eau de Lavender or the Double Honey.
Valley Shepherd Creamery
Wine always gets first dibs on cheese, but don’t overlook the potential of a tequila-and-cheese tasting party. Swing by Valley Shepherd, an old-fashioned creamery, to chat with their expert staffers about which of their 30 styles of artisanal cheeses will pair well with your Patrón cocktails and sipping spirits.
Photos courtesy of Reading Terminal Market