High-quality food is one of the things that Italians love most: cured meats and cheeses, along with vegetables and typical local products, are the mainstay of this excellence in food. So why not buy into this lifestyle by purchasing directly from the farmer, the grower or the maker to benefit your own health and the planet's? 

 

Opting for a sustainable diet means choosing fresh and healthy produce sourced from local environmentally-minded growers selling ‘zero-miles’ produce that respects food biodiversity and available resources. Check out our tips on the markets where you can buy typical and sustainable products to take a piece of Milan home ... or taste it on the spot!

 

1. Campagna amica di Coldiretti Farmers’ Market

via Friuli 10/A

The Porta Romana covered market in Milan is the largest indoor farmers’ market in Lombardy with over 30 local producers.

Opening hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays 08:00 to 14:00 and on Fridays 16:00 to 21:00.

A popular point of reference for all those who are careful about the  environment and the land, about food quality and long-term wellbeing.

 

2. Navigli Agricultural market

Alzaia Naviglio Grande 116
 

The Navigli Agricultural Market is a great place to buy cured meats, cheese, oil, fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan bread and many other delicious food items directly from the producers. Everything is from proven short food supply chains, applying organic and/or integrated pest management.

 

Open every Saturday from 07.30 - 14.00

3. Cascina Cuccagna Farmers’ Market

“In Cuccagna con gusto”

Via Cuccagna 2/4 corner of Via Muratori 

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 09:00 to 14:00, the In Cuccagna con gusto farmer's market is set up at Cascina Cuccagna, a wonderful opportunity to invest in your well-being with fresh seasonal produce.

 

4. San Siro Farmers’ Market

via Giuseppe Gabetti 15

 

Cascina Torrette in Trenno hosts the San Siro farmers’ market. Every Saturday morning from 08.30 to 13.30 you can shop directly from the local producers selling fresh, genuine and organic products.

 

5. Mercato della Terra Farmers’ Market in Milan

Fabbrica del Vapore

Via Procaccini 4

Every first and third Saturday of the month - not in August - from 09:00 to 14:00

Buy products from local farmers and shepherds residing in the South Milano Agricultural Park, one of the largest agricultural parks in Europe. Enjoy a  range of other activities such as taste workshops with a low environmental impact and a high sustainibility rate as well. A Click & Collect service is available.

 

 

6. Latteria della Cascina Nascosta

Parco Sempione

viale Emilio Alemagna 14

Nestled in a leafy corner of Parco Sempione, in the shadow of the fascinating Torre Branca, the Cascina Nascosta agricultural market in the renovated ancient farmstead is open most of the week from Tuesday to Sunday (excluding Easter Sunday), from 09:00 to 17:00.

The market in the Latteria area has enticing displays of organic fruit and vegetables for sale together with Sourdough bread, eggs, local cheeses and various delicacies comprising staples such as rice and flour, all produced by local growers or members of the Slow Food and Fairtrade networks.

As the name suggests, the beautifully renovated Cascina Nascosta is a peaceful oasis tucked away inside Parco Sempione. The Farmers’ market is open every day, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 17:00.

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