Heading out to a farmer’s market on your travels is a great way to learn more about an area’s food culture and a chance to taste some weird and wonderful fare. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to get chatty with the locals. So slip on your comfy shoes, grab a bag (organic canvas, please), and set out early to grab the prime produce.
1. Organic Market, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
‘Feria’ or farmer’s markets, are everywhere. But on the sands of the famed surf spot, Banana Beach, is one of the best. Try tropical granadilla and maracuya fruits and kick back to traditional music.
2. Riverside Farmers’ Market, Cardiff, Wales
One of the biggest attractions for the Welsh capital, locals flock to the banks of the River Taff every Sunday for organic ham, flowers, cockles and even Welsh-made whisky.
3. Ripe Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Held each Saturday evening in leafy, palm tree-lined Umm Al Emarat Park, this market offers locally grown, organic produce and Emirati handicrafts.
4. Ocna Sugatag Market, Romania
Be wowed by row upon row of home-grown produce – including live animals – for sale each Thursday at this authentic farmer’s market.
5. Kranji Countryside Farmer’s Market, Singapore
Head to the Kranji countryside for fresh eggs, organic mushrooms and oysters and sample delicious wares from friendly stallholders at this quarterly market.
6. Cradle Coast Farmer’s Market, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
Head down to the wharf on Sunday and celebrate bounteous Northern Tassie produce. Take home delicious free-range pork, handmade cheeses and delicate zucchini flowers.
7. Edinburgh Farmer’s Market, Scotland
Under the stunning backdrop of the city’s famous castle, this beautiful market is in its 16th year of trading. Don’t miss the local duck eggs and famous hog roast.