Matera Earth Market

Italy

Basilicata

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Matera Earth Market

“Food multinationals are strong, but we are Multitude.”
From this message by Carlo Petrini, the community of the Matera Earth Market takes its first steps. The project was born out of the commitment of the Slow Food Matera Convivium, with the ambition of bringing together small-scale producers in the area to create an offer of excellence, nurturing trust between consumer and producer. This market differs from other local sales activities because it brings together some 30 direct producers close to the principles to Slow Food, mostly from the province of Matera.
The market wants to bring to the city the food that comes from the healthy earth, from the right work and season it with the pleasure of tasting it together while offering cultural events and interest related to food and its tradition.
The monthly event takes place in the city at the Hotel Chiostro delle Cererie. This is an open area, overlooking the Gravina, in the vicinity of Matera’s lively historic center and a daily municipal market that offers mainly fruit and vegetables. The name “Cloister” echoes the presence of the old convent cloister, which is greeted by a portico that will prove useful in protecting the exhibitors and produce from the weather. On the other hand, the area in which it is placed is called Cererie because in ancient times it was the craft district where candles were produced.
An itinerant declination of the Market is not excluded in the future, which could migrate to other contexts in the Matera area, such as public areas, popular festivals, and cultural initiatives.

For more information:
www.facebook.com/slowfoodmatera

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When
Once a month, Saturday
(dates will be announced in January)

Where

Hotel Chiostro delle Cererie
16 Cererie Street,
Matera

Contact
Gianni Pagano
Cel: 3291108186
E-mail: materaslowfood@gmail.com

Directions
The market is easily accessible, by car and city bus. The accommodation also offers ample indoor parking.
When
Once a month, Saturday
(dates will be announced in January)

Where

Hotel Chiostro delle Cererie
16 Cererie Street,
Matera

Contact
Gianni Pagano
Cel: 3291108186
E-mail: materaslowfood@gmail.com

Directions
The market is easily accessible, by car and city bus. The accommodation also offers ample indoor parking.

Territory

StateItaly
RegionBasilicata