Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna – Travel Photo Mondays

Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna - Travel Photo Mondays

Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna – Travel Photo Mondays

Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna – Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing beautiful imagery and personal story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.

 

A variety of fresh local produce at the Faenza market

A variety of fresh local produce at the Faenza market

 

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.

 

 

Colorful vegetables in season at the Faenza market

Colorful vegetables in season at the Faenza market

 

 

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.

 

Fresh vegetables in season at the Faenza farmers market

Fresh vegetables in season at the Faenza farmers market

 

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.

 

Specialty food meats and deli at the Faenza market

Specialty food meats and deli at the Faenza market

 

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.

 

 

Fall fruit in season and for sale at the Faenza market

Fall fruit in season and for sale at the Faenza market

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.

 

 

Faenza ceramic studios and galleries

Faenza ceramic studios and galleries

 

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.

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15 Responses to Farmers market at Faenza, Romagna – Travel Photo Mondays

  1. rebecca August 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

    this open air market looks a lot like the Brazilian fairs …. here in Brazil we call “feira” lol

  2. Andi November 23, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Farmer’s Markets are one of my most favorite ways to explore a city I am visiting. It is a great way to get to know the regional products and local people!

  3. Rhonda Albom November 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Such rich colors. It makes my mouth water from some healthy foods. Beautiful, as always.

  4. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti November 17, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    How interesting to see this outdoor market, Neil! Thank you for your beautiful photos.

  5. Rajlakshmi November 17, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    Everything looks so fresh… beautiful captures.

  6. Muza-chan November 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Lovely…

  7. jesh StG November 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Beautiful pics of the vegetables – you’re so talented! Don’t think I know the with-red veggie in your third photo. What I love about Italy is that people love food, yet I’ve seen few people over weight (compared to the US).

  8. Corinne November 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    I just love a farmer’s market. The fresh vegetables, the street food, and the people! Great photos Noel!

  9. Marilyn Armstrong November 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    Beautiful, yummy pictures. now I’m hungry 🙂

  10. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse November 16, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    There are some salads or chicorees I had never seen before!

  11. Marisol@TravelingSolemates November 16, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Noel, I agree local markets are a great to get a feel of local vibes and culture. I know Romagna is known for its great food and produce so it must great exploring its markets, especially the ones in small towns like Faenza. The offerings here are such great feast to they eyes and stomachs.

  12. Renuka November 16, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    I find market photography really exhilarating! You get so many colors to capture. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos.

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