The commitment for local and proximity products has turned traditional markets into one of the most sustainable options when it comes to filling the shopping basket. A philosophy shared by more and more residents of the island when it comes to fresh products grown close to home.
In Majorca there are dozens of markets every week and the good news is that they are currently operating at full capacity, according to Neus Serra, general secretary of the Federation of Local Entities of the Balearic Islands (FELIB).
Every day locals and visitors have the opportunity to visit some local markets around the island. All have the security measures set by the government, which mainly go through maintaining a safety distance, the use of masks and, above all, avoiding touching the products.
When the state of alarm was declared in Spain, “it was somewhat chaotic because very drastic measures were taken with which many municipalities decided not to open,” says Serra. When they were reduced to 30% of their capacity, local entities “had to decide what was a first necessity. But this changed as the weeks progressed.” As the secretary of local entities says, “underwear was an article that at first was not marked as essential, but there came a time when it was.”
Today the markets already offer all their products to customers, who are looking to fill their basic basket with the products grown in Majorca and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that is breathed in each of the stalls installed by local merchants. Here we leave your the weekly calendar for traditional markets in Majorca.
- Caimari (Selva), Calvià, Lloret de Vistalegre, Manacor, Montuïri.
- Alcúdia, s’Alqueria Blanca (Santanyí), s’Arenal (Llucmajor), Biniamar (Selva), Llubí, es Pla de na Tesa (Marratxí), Peguera (Calviá), Pina (Algaida) Porreres, Portocolom (Felanitx), Santa Margalida.
- Palma: Can Pastilla, Pere Garau, Santa Catalina, plaça del Bisbe Berenguer de Palou (agro ecologic).
- Andratx, s’Arenal, sa Cabana (Marratxí), Capdepera, Cas Concos (Felanitx), Llucmajor (passeig Jaume III), Llucmajor (Maioris), Port de Pollença (Pollença), Santanyí, Selva, Sencelles, Vilafranca de Bonany.
- Palma: s’Arenal, es Coll d’en Rabassa.
- S’Arenal (Llucmajor), Ariany, Calonge (Santanyí), Campos, Consell, Inca, Es Llombards (Santanyí), Palmanyola, Pòrtol (Marratxí), Ses Salines, Sant Joan, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.
- Palma: Can Pastilla, Pere Garau.
- Algaida, s’Arenal (Llucmajor), Binissalem, Can Picafort (Santa Margalida), Inca, Llucmajor, es Pont d’Inca (Marratxí), Port d’Alcúdia, Son Carrió (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar), Son Ferrer (Calvià).
- Palma: Rafal Nou, sa Vileta.
- Alaró, Algaida (second Saturday of the month), s’Arenal (Llucmajor), s’Arracó (Andratx), Badia Gran (Llucmajor), Biniali (Sencelles), Cala Rajada (Capdepera), Campos, Can Picafort (Santa Margalida), Costitx, Esporles, Estellencs, s’Horta (Felanitx), Les Palmeres (Llucmajor), Lloseta, Montuïri (third Saturday of the month), Moscali (Selva), Palmanyola, Puigpunyent, Portocolom (Felanitx), Santa Eugènia, Santa Margalida, Santanyí, Santa Ponça (Calviá), sa Ràpita (Campos), Sencelles.
- Palma: plaça del Bisbe Berenguer de Palou (agro ecológico), Pere Garau, Santa Catalina, Son Ferriol, Son Fuster Vell.
- Alcúdia, Consell, Felanitx, Inca, Llucmajor, Muro, Sa Pobla, polígon de Marratxí, Pollença, Portocristo, Santa Maria del Camí, Valldemossa.
Pictures by: Pedro Coll and Manuela Muñoz. Courtesy of AETIB.