The tales and tastes of Trentino’s farmers’ markets
Lose yourself in the soul of the territory and the scents from the farmers’ stalls
No holiday is complete without experiencing everyday life in your destination and its most meaningful traditions: farmers’ markets in Trentino are not just about picking up your daily groceries, but offer a chance to select the finest produce from the area and learn more about the people who cultivate and carefully tend to its lands.
The products lovingly displayed at every stall give off a rich, earthy scent and paint a clear picture of the dedication, passion and toil that goes into producing them every day. This is where you can find the finest fruit and vegetables — and remember that early morning is the best time to buy! Enjoy an experience that goes to the very heart of the rugged land of Trentino. At these farmers’ markets, you can find top-quality organic vegetables like those from Val di Gresta, as well as the unmistakeable aroma of cheeses matured for different lengths of time, still rich with the scent of pastures from the mountain dairies where they were made. Then there are the berries, and honey from local beekeepers, just to make your life a little sweeter.
To improve your holiday experience, we’ve prepared a handy guide for you with the locations and hours of all the main farmers’ markets in Trentino, whether active year-round or just during the mildest and most fertile seasons for vegetable gardens.
The provincial capital is home to two of the main farmers’ markets, with a wide range of authentic local produce: stalls offer fruits, vegetables and animal products, both fresh and prepared products, and organic produce too.
Every Saturday in Piazza Dante from 7:30 to 13:00, and every Wednesday in Via Fabio Filzi.
Every Tuesday throughout the year, from 8:00 to 13:00, Piazza XXV Aprile plays host to a farmers’ market where you can find lots of zero-km produce, bursting with freshness and quality, brought straight from the countryside to the consumer.
Every Friday between May and October, from 7:30 to 12:30 in Piazzale della Stazione Trento Malé, you can buy fruits and vegetables, cheeses from goat’s milk and cow’s milk, and salumi produced by local farm stores.
From May to October, between 7:30 and 13:00 every Saturday in Piazza S. Gottardo, it’s possible to find seasonal fruits and vegetables, berries, cheeses, salumi and sausages, officinal herbs and even cosmetics: all sold directly by monitored farm stores, while respecting their origins, the environment and the land.
Fiemme e Fassa
Every week during the summer months — June to September — this market travels around the various towns of the valleys of the Avisio river, offering a rich selection of regional produce: from locally-grown fruits and vegetables to products such as preserves, juices, meats, cheeses and local fish products. The stalls offering organic items and natural officinal products are particularly interesting.
Every Monday in Piazza SS Filippo e Giacomo, from 8:00 to 13:00.
Every Tuesday in Piazza Cesare Battisti, from 8:00 to 13:00.
Every Wednesday in Piazza Ress, from 8:00 to 13:00.
Every Thursday in Plaz de Ramon, from 8:00 to 13.00.
The weekly farmers’ market in this area — which is known for its mild temperatures during most of the year — is a favourite with the locals, who can stock up on fresh produce straight from the growers all year round. This personal contact develops into a bond of trust and a guarantee of quality.
Every Tuesday in Viale delle Palme, from 8:00 to 13:00.
Riva del Garda
Every Friday in Viale Roma, from 8:00 to 13:30.
What's more, summer 2021 has a new date for your diary: evening markets in Piazza del Brolio, every Monday from 17:00 to 22:00.
Dolomiti di Brenta
Throughout summer, a number of farmers’ markets are held in the shadow of Trentino’s most distinctive group of Dolomites. They all offer top-quality produce, while offering tourists and residents alike the benefits of a short supply chain.
Every Monday from June to August in Piazza San Carlo, from 8:00 to 13:00.
Every Saturday from May to October at Parco Villa, from 8:00 to 12:30.