Cultural Cuisines of the Broad Street Market
Beth Taylor, Broad Street Market Manager
The Broad Street Market, conveniently located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at North Third and Verbeke streets, only blocks from the Capital, is one of the longest continuously operating farmers’ markets in the United States. Vendors have been selling locally-grown and organic produce, meats, baked goods, and freshly prepared meals at that location since 1860. Both of our market houses are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Market is the beating heart of the city and a treasure in Central Pennsylvania.
Bustling with over 40 diverse vendors, their offerings, and the ever-growing community that shops with us, the market is a one stop shop of all good things to be found in the region.
Visitors exploring our buildings can find cuisine ranging from American, Greek, Korean, Jamaican, North African, Indian, Puerto Rican, and Polish, just to name a few. Shop treats from culinary trained bakers, an in-house coffee roastery, butchers, fishmongers, local and seasonal produce, cheese mongers, and the list continues.
We welcome you to the Broad Street Market, the beating heart of Harrisburg, where communities come together and break bread.
Who Is Beth Taylor?
As general manager for the historic Broad Street Market, Beth Taylor manages and directs the daily operations of the dynamic urban farmer’s market located in Midtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The diverse, bustling community treasure boasts more than 40 vendors. Taylor is project manager for the facility and oversees the restoration and preservation of both market houses that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the role since 2016, she successfully launched and now maintains an engaging social media campaign for the market. Fulfilling the duties of an executive director of the nonprofit Broad Street Market Alliance, Taylor strategizes how to grow and strengthen the market’s brand by cultivating strong relationships with vendors, community leaders, the public, and the surrounding neighbors. With an eye toward the future, she provides leadership and direction for promoting a historic landmark and a profitable and modern destination.
Honoring her leadership and vision as the new market manager, Taylor was awarded Midtown Person of the Year in 2016 and she earned the Harrisburg Young Professionals President’s Award that same year.
Taylor lives in Camp Hill with her husband, Jason and their daughter.