Farmers’ markets and weekly markets are held all year round in South Tyrol’s villages and towns.
A visit to the market offers you an alternative to take a bit of South Tyrol home with you. While weekly markets offer everything from clothing to toys, the farmers' markets are reserved purely for the products of the own farm. Fresh eggs, sausages and salads, cheese and bread, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables are offered there. Products with a durable shelf life, such as herbal salt, bacon or honey, are perfect as tasty souvenirs.
In the past, farmers used to meet at the farmers' markets to do business and supply themselves with products for the next year, as well as to buy and sell livestock. In the individual villages, weekly and farmers' markets are often held together, while in the towns like Bolzano and Merano, individual days of the week are reserved for the various markets. Here is a small selection of them:
- Mondays - San Paolo/Appiano, Bressanone, Castelbello-Ciardes, Terlano, Dobbiaco
- Tuesdays - San Michele/Appiano, Laives
- Wednesdays - Caldaro, Brunico, Ora, Nova Ponente, Malles, Salorno
- Thursdays - Cornaiano/Appiano, Silandro, Laives, Castelrotto, Siusi, Selva Gardena, Meltina
- Fridays - Merano, Vipiteno, Laces, Magrè, Lana, Egna
- Saturdays - Bolzano (Piazza della Vittoria square), Naturno, Sarentino, Renon
In Bolzano, the farmers' market is held on different days in the various districts, e.g. on Tuesdays in the Europa-Novacella district, on Fridays in the Town Hall Square in the centre.