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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Most Italian towns and villages have their own food market once a week. If you are looking for fresh, local food and you wish to get in touch with the local culture, you can't miss a visit to one of our farmers market of Bologna area.

Here is our selection:

Produttori Agricoli Emiliani (Farmers from Emilia)

Four agricultural holdings from the Bologna area and the province of Modena are planning to come together under a single brand. They offer their production of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and plants in the farmers' markets listed below. Some of them take part in the Market of the Earth, which takes place in the Piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The Mercato Ritrovato (farmers' market)

This market takes place every Saturday morning from 9am to 2pm (every Monday evening from 5.30pm to 9.30pm during the summer season) in Piazzetta Pasolini and Piazetta Anna Magnani, where producers from our territory directly sell fairly priced, seasonal, local products.

Fruits and vegetables, bread and biscuits, yogurt and milk, eggs and meat, cheese and cured meats, wine and beer, honey and marmalades, flowers and fresh pasta, fish from the Adriatic Sea, and the Slow Food Presidia: coffee from the Highlands of Huehuetenango, Classic Mortadella, and the Vacca Bianca of Modena. Here you'll find the best quality that the territory offers, guaranteed by the face of our farmers and artisans, hailing from within a 40 km range.

At Mercato Ritrovato you can buy farmers' products, taste their street food and take part in cooking classes, live concerts and many other initiatives. At the market there is also a place where kids can play.

Coldiretti – Fondazione Campagna Amica

The markets from the Campagna Amica gather all the farmers signed up in Coldiretti, that adhere to the project of the foundation and work hard to sell their genuine products, farm to table.

Campi Aperti

CampiAperti is an association of producers and consumers within the Bologna area that undertake to sopprt organic agriculture.

We created this article to help people eat better and value small, hard-working famers that surround us and to allow our guests to get in touch with a reality of the Bologna area that is not normally shown to tourists and that is strictly local. We believe in the short supply chain as long as it respects the environment. 

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