Are you a true foodie always on the hunt for the best farmer’s market while traveling?
Farmer’s markets are an assembly of local farmers who bring their locally grown produce and home goods to a public gathering for you to enjoy.
The farm-to-table markets are public and usually occur on the same day every week or month.
Vising good local markets is a unique culinary experience and an important part of Gastronomy tourism. You will get the chance to taste locally-produced foods and connect with the passionate people behind them.
In this blog post, we have gathered the three best sustainable farmer’s markets across the world that are worth visiting while traveling.
1. KCC Farmer’s Market, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Hawaii Farm Bureau is an organization dedicated to serving Hawaii’s agriculture projects and advancing its diverse agricultural community’s economic, social, and educational interests.
A total of 80 vendors offer everything from Hawaiian-made products to fresh, locally grown produce like vegetables and tropical fruits, freshly caught fish, tropical plants, infused jams, island cookies, and delicious local food booths.
Located at the Kapiolani Community College, the market is open Saturdays from 7:30 – 11:00 am. You can get there by public transportation from Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki by bus no. 23 towards Diamond Head.
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2. Marché Raspail (Raspail Organic Market), Paris, France
Known as the largest and most beautiful farmers’ market in France, the Raspail Organic Market is one of the good local markets in Paris, which is certified for the quality of its products.
The market offers everything from organic fruits and vegetables to organic beauty products and locally made jewelry.
Besides shopping at specialist grocers, you can also spoil yourself with unique European cuisine options like tasting Italian mozzarella or munching on scones from the English Bakery.
All 50+ stalls are locally owned and operated, so by shopping at the market, you are supporting local small businesses.
The organic market is open every Sunday from 9.00 am – 3 pm and attracts many tourists as much as local Parisians.
You can get to the market by metro from Notre-Dame des Champs Station with line 12.
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3. Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market, QLD, Australia
As Queensland’s only certified organic farmer’s market, here, you’ll find the tastiest, best quality, and most nutritious locally grown produce the area has to offer.
You will be able to indulge in everything from seasonal fresh certified organic produce to certified organic skin care products, clothing, bedding, homemade jams, bulk dried goods, wild Alaskan salmon, and a healthy homemade breakfast.
Besides being certified organic, the market contributes further to sustainability by offering a range of community stalls that promote natural health practices, activities, and environmental awareness.
Held at the Merrimac State High School oval, the easiest way to get there is by taxi, which is only a 7-minute ride from Surfers Paradise.
However, if you want to enjoy the beautiful beaches on the way there, the same distance is an hour and 10-minute walk.
The market is open every Sunday from 06:00 am to 11:30 am. So sit back, and enjoy a freshly brewed espresso coffee while you get entertained by the live music.
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No matter what region you’re traveling in, the best farmer’s market is the one you visit: Small local business owners greatly benefit from your support. It ensures they can keep growing organic foods and make local goods in more natural, environmentally friendly, and health-beneficial ways.
Remember to interact with the vendors to get a truly local experience and learn more about their sustainability efforts. You might even be lucky enough to learn something unique about their culture, which you otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to.
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