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West Reading



he West Reading Farmers’ Market is a producer only market. We offer consumers fresh, locally grown products, featuring produce, beef, pork, and poultry. The mission of the West Reading Farmers’ Marker is to educate the public on the benefits of supporting local agriculture and continuing preservation of farmland in the surrounding community thereby strengthening the diversity of the community in general.

Continue to shop top selections from the West Reading’s own producer-only farmer’s market through the winter season! The West Reading Farmers’ Market moved its winter operations to the West Reading Fire Department: Look for your favorite vendors and find out what they’re doing to gear up for the summer harvest! Starting May 17th, the West Reading Farmers’ Market returns to its home, located in the 500 block of Penn Avenue.




Betula’s Botanica

Welcome to Betula’s Botanica, where artisan soaps and body care products are carefully hand crafted in small batches with pure natural ingredients. With the increasing trend of conscientiously using body care products made with natural ingredients, Betula’s Botanica is known for offering a large variety of products ranging from beautiful cold process soaps to lip balms, natural deodorants, sugar scrubs, bath oils, mineral bath salts, and essential oils plus many more items that the whole family can appreciate! Back in 2009, Monica Dech, owner and soap maker, started with a small 4 # batch of a very plain soap called Sweet Earth. What it lacked in visual appeal was made up for by the essential oil blend. Sweet Earth sold quickly and became a catalyst for Betula’s Botanica. During the first year, 5 additional essential oil blends were offered along with harmonizing sugar scrubs. In subsequent years, the variety of soaps has grown to over 30 different blends including seasonal favorites for the holidays. In order to round out the selection, additional lines such as natural bug repellents and deodorants were added in 2014 and 2015. Currently these products are available online at and at the Antietam Valley Farmers’ and Artisan Market and Trexlertown Farmers’ Market, West Reading Farmers’ Market, as well as Allison’s Clothing Company and Celtic Myth & Moonlight. Additional retail outlets are Kimbertown Whole Foods, French Creek Boutique, Wicks and Sticks, and Village Nursery & Garden Center. Expectations for 2016 include a new website, several new proprietary blends of essential oils to be assimilated into soaps and body care products, allowing the user to create a wardrobe of products with their favorite blends. Monica Dech, owner and soap maker of Betula’s Botanica, is also working a new line specialized for the care and pampering of our hard working feet. Experience the difference a little nature can make!

West Reading Avenues Spring 2016  
West Reading Avenues Spring 2016