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Ariccia's Weekend Farmers' Market

Ariccia is known the world over for its porchetta and fraschette (convivial taverns). But there is much more to this small town in the Castelli Romani southeast of Rome. There is a thriving farming community in and around Ariccia and each Saturday and Sunday, cultivators and producers from the area get together in the field next to Lo Scoiattolo restaurant in Piazzale dei Daini for a farmers’ market. I stopped by this morning with my friend Jo of My Home Food That’s Amore and we found a fantastic array of local products. I bought some dried lentils and chickpeas from Apicoltura di Angelini, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil from Azienda Agricola Paolini, heaps of chicory and spinach, and a nice wedge of pumpkin (which is baking in the oven right now).

Visit the Ariccia Farmers’ Market (Mercato del Contadino) Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-2pm. You can find out more by friending Consorzio Agroalimentare Filiera Corta on Facebook here or contact the market organizers at +393898830642 or consorzioagroalimentare (at) gmail (dot) com.

2017-02-17T15:25:13+00:00 September 25th, 2011|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

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  1. jojo September 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    And the beauty of the farmers markets is that people who are busy during the week (at work etc) can enjoy spending some leisurely time there, forgetting all about stress and the city and buying good, healthy and very reasonably priced food to put them in a proper mood for the week ahead!

  2. Associazione Km 0 September 26, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    we have organized Ariccia farmer’s market with passion and love
    love for nature, respectful of the hard work of farmers and producers…
    wishing to give to people the possibility of having “km 0 products…”
    we are very happy that people appreciate and feel all we have done..
    Much gratitude

  3. Mamma Parla September 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    This is the day trip we were supposed to take in March, right? We are definitely going on my next trip this fall! Are the flowers pictured edible?

  4. Sarah May September 28, 2011 at 1:16 am - Reply

    I am happy you enjoyed the Castelli Romani. This is a lovely market. I was almost going to go on Sunday but I had to work. 🙁

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