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 the South Tyrolean farmers' markets:
Tuesday - village centre of Caldaro (March to December), Townhall Square of San Michele Appiano, Central Square of Prato allo Stelvio, Townhall Square of Lana, mountain station of the Renon Cable Car in Soprabolzano (May to November), Village Square of Nova Ponente, Oswald von Wolkenstein Square of Siusi allo Sciliar (June to October)
Wednesday - Cathedral Square of Bressanone, village centre of Malles (June to September), Church Square of Fiè allo Sciliar (June to October), Fountain Square of Merano
Thursday - pedestrian zone of Silandro (April to October), Tubris Centre of Campo Tures
Friday - village centre of Egna, Via dei Bastioni road of Brunico (May to October), Village Square of Castelrotto (June to October), Church Square of Ortsei, Town Square of Vipiteno
Saturday - village centre of Caldaro (April to the end of June, September to December), Cathedral Square of Bressanone, Townhall Square of Laives, Lana di Mezzo, Burggräfler Square of Naturno, Church Square of Sarentino, Collalbo on the Renon, Santa Valburga in the Val d'Ultimo valley (every 2nd Saturday berween May and early September)
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.