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
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.
7. Solidando - The agricultural market with a short supply chain
Parco delle Basiliche- every first Sunday of the month
Via Santa Croce 15 - every first Sunday of the month d from 9:00 to 17:00
A new farmer's market with Fairtrade - and almost exclusively organic - produce in Zone 1 in Milan.
A rota system of circa 40 agricultural producers will display their produce and organise tastings offering visitors their indispensable knowledge, plus, come along to enjoy the tasty street food, workshops for children and music!
All with a social purpose of course - the aim is to help Solidando, the solidarity supermarket, to support the food needs of the many local and foreign families in Milan who may be in an economically vulnerable situation.