Catania’s Earth Market is held on the second Sunday of every month, at the Madre Teresa di Calcutta park in Via Eleonora d’Angiò.
The project stems from the joint will of the Slow Food Catania and A’ Fera Bio associations which, in June 2022, signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a market promoting a sustainable and short supply chain model of production, sale and consumption and, at the same time, capable of conveying food and environmental education activities to the end customer in addition to sales.
Around 20 producers of vegetables, citrus fruits and vegetables, pulses, pasta and flours (including maize wheat), bread, biscuits and other traditional bakery products typical of Troina, in the province of Enna, will take part in the market, such as vastedda cu sammucu (a stuffed focaccia flavoured with elderflower), i nfasciateddi (a prickly pear cooked wine cake); and then almonds, capers, cheeses and honeys. The Slow Food Presidia will include the badda bean from Polizzi Generosa, the piacentinu ennese (a pecorino cheese flavoured with saffron), oil made from tiny olives, and ancient Etna apples.
During its course, the market includes musical accompaniment and entertainment for children.
The market cooperates with: Associazione Nuova Acropoli, Consorzio Siciliano LeGallineFelici, Rete Ficos- Filiera Corta Siciliana.
The start-up of this Market benefited from economic support from the project FOODNECTED – MAVA: Grant Agreement n. 20184 C7/2020 M4-M5N – “Towards sustainable and fair food systems in the Euro-Mediterranean region”.