Alternative markets of Prague

Finding good food in the city

Farmers Markets in Prague

by Czech College / Tuesday, 12 August 2014 / Published in Living in Czech Republic

High-quality and fresh food from the local production of Czech farmers have recently become highly sought after goods. Food festivals and foodie markets, which offer a rich assortment of food and organic quality products, are also growing in popularity. As an International Student in Czech Republic  it is your ideal opportunity to get acquainted with farmers life and their rich food culture.

Markets are simply thriving in Prague. Everywhere throughout the city you can witness Praguers jumping on the health food band wagon and buying local, organic, bio health food. This wonderful trend has led to various farmers markets popping up in various Prague neighborhoods to the delight of residents and visitors. At Prague farmers markets you can find everything from fresh produce, freshly baked goods, meat, fish, cheese, wine, beer and more – most of which is from local farms in the Czech Republic. Some markets even sell flowers and handmade items such as wicker baskets, soap and the like. If you are interested in leading a healthy lifestyle why not visit a local Prague market today? We guarantee you will not find better products elsewhere – give back to the community, decrease your carbon footprint and simply eat well – at Prague’s farmers markets! As an extra added bonus some markets also provide entertainment.

In Prague, farmers markets operate in different parts of the city. In the district of Vinohrady they regularly take place at Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On the banks of the Vltava river bank they are held every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm at a place called Náplavka. Today, the traditional Prague farmer’s market is the market on Saturdays at Dejvické náměstí Square which is popularly nicknamed Kulaťák.

What all you can buy in farmers markets

Fresh vegetables according to the season. Potatoes, onions( red and yellow), spring onion, parsley, cabbage and Savoy cabbage, iceberg, lettuce,fresh herbs, radishes, broccoli, carrots, celery, parsnip, cauliflower, leek, pumpkin, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, fresh seasonal fruits, sour cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples and flowers. Dairy products – cow, goat, sheep, mostly cheeses. Fresh – water fishes – pike perch, carp and eel. Meet and sausages. Free range eggs, inland mushrooms, honey, honey brandy, excellent pastry, spices and fresh unpasteurized milk.

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