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Not only fashion, finance and design: Milan is also the food city, in the more “terrain” sense of the word, thanks to the many farmer’s markets that dot the area.
Perfect for buying organic products and seasonal foods like fresh fish, certified meats or local fruits and vegetables, these farmer’s markets are also places of sharing and social relations that punctuate and enhance the territory and the communities that inhabit it with their distinctiveness.
Discover 5 of the most admired farmer’s markets of Milan here, offering first products of the season and handcrafted goods, consuming them at the locations (or opting for home delivery).
1) Torchiera Farmhouse Farmer’s Market
Every Monday afternoon, from 1pm to 6pm, the appointment for organic enthusiasts takes place in Piazzale Cimitero Maggiore 18, in the spaces of a farmhouse from the first half of the 14th century, located in the western outskirts of Milan. Choose from fresh farm products, handmade crafts, but also embrace yoga lessons or book vegan dinners as decisively pop prices.
2) Navigli Farmer’s Market
In three different locations – viale Troya, Segrate and Cologno Monseze – this “spread out” market, which takes place every Saturday from 8am to 2pm, offers a healthy variety of organic products, such as local fruits and vegetables, meats and cold cuts by small local farmers using farmyard animals, fresh fish (from the Ligurian Sea) and top quality dairy products.
3) Porta Romana Farmer’s Market
There are at least 30 producers (mainly from Lombardy) at the Porta Romana farmer’s market, the largest of the region: they sell seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, fresh eggs, fish, bread, rice and wine, and offer food to consume at the location (from stuffed focaccia sandwiches to homemade pasta dishes). In addition, every Friday from 6:30pm there is an “agriaperitivo” (farmer’s happy hour), and home delivery is available on Fridays and Saturdays for those who require.
4) La Cordata Farmer’s and Craftsman’s Market
In the garden of Via Zumbini, every Wednesday afternoon, this small market, full of opportunities, offers Milan residents all types of foods produced by surrounding farms, such as genuine cheeses and cold cuts at reasonable prices – together with the creations of local artisans, with the intention of enhancing local economies and local relationships.
5) Earth Market
Every Saturday morning from 9am to 2pm, the Fabbrica del Vapore, a creative and recreational space that is a virtuous example of industrial architecture, hosts the Mercato della Terra di Slow Food (Slow Food Farmer’s Market), with organic products from area farms and the specialities of numerous Lombardy producers of cold cuts, meats, cheeses and honey. Here, too, there is the possibility of enjoying food and beverages.