Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna – Travel Photo Mondays
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The daily farmers market is held outdoor behind the main piazza and cathedral of Faenza, past the main porticoes of the city. It’s a fairly compact outdoor market that carries a variety of perishable produce and other specialty products made in the area, along with the occasional cheap imports and repurposed clothing and materials. It’s a very colorful market with vendors and farmers from the region displaying their typical seasonal produce which is why the daily market is still crucial for many shoppers that place value on fresh produce and what is in season.
Along with the various food vendors, there are many other vendors that sell a variety of cheap to hand-made products along with imported products that are typically short-lived but good deals all the same. The market area is beautiful, surrounding with medieval architecture and colorful sculpture next to the main cathedral.
It’s an excellent time to check out the vendors and see the freshest available produce and for the fall season there are a lot of stone fruits available and the first citrus for sale. Vegetables include very colorful greens, chard and unusual types of romaine and leafy greens. It’s wonderful to explore and photograph the vendors and see what is available.
Close by is one of my favorite vendor that is typical in the local outdoor markets and that is the meat/deli trucks which offer a variety of cured meats and other meat specialty that you can purchase in a sandwich or by the kilo. It’s all delicious and worth sampling some of the best regional salami and other meat products from the region.
In the vicinity of the outdoor market and in the main piazza are many ceramic studios that sell specialty ceramics from Faenza and made in the real studios within the shop itself. You can visit and even see artists doing their hand-painted works in process along with talking to the individual artists about their work and daily life which is really an interesting way to connect with artists from the area. The craftsmanship is exceptional and artists pass their work on to other families as a traditional craft.
Outdoor markets are a wonderful way to soak in the daily life and culture along with all the foods of small medieval towns like Faenza in the Romagna region. Thanks for checking out the farmers market at Faenza, Romagna for Travel Photo Mondays, please visit some of the other bloggers below for todays link up. If you did enjoy reading this post, please do share it with any of the social media buttons around the post, thank you.