The Bergamo Earth Market is located in the centre of the city, in Piazza Matteotti, in front of the Town Hall (Palazzo Frizzoni), and set within a small tree-lined avenue along Sentierone, the city’s central street.
The Market was set up in 2016 thanks to the joint efforts of the three Bergamo-based Slow Food convivia (Slow Food Valli Orobiche, Slow Food Bassa Bergamasca and Slow Food Bergamo) with the support of Slow Food Lombardia and Bergamo City Council.
Since then, a number of clients attentive to sustainable food issues, especially from the surrounding areas, have formed around the market. Over time, cooperation has also been established with a number of local schools to enable direct encounters with producers and convey the Slow Food philosophy.
Each edition hosts around 20 stalls which, over the course of the year, draw from a pool of around 35 producers, carefully selected by the local Slow Food convivia.
All types of goods are present, mostly found in the province of Bergamo but not only, some editions host producers from nearby Slow Food Presidia or from other regions.
It is always possible to buy short chain products such as fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, goat and cow cheeses, artisan bread made from sourdough with quality flours, honey and chocolate, herbal teas and aromatic herbs, fresh meat and sausages, wine and preserves.
The Market offers the opportunity to take part in an aperitif with a guided tasting of the products, often in collaboration with restaurants that are members of the Slow Food Alliance of Chefs.
Piazza Matteotti can be reached by public transport or on foot, which is recommended as nearby car parks are subject to charges.
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