Home-grown produce at the farmer’s market in Izola

As part of the Zero Kilometre project, we invite you to visit the local farmer’s market Ruba sz moje njive (Stuff from my own field) starting on May 4th. The market is going to be open twice a week – every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00 in Drevored 1. Maja (1st May Avenue) in Izola.

Ruba sz moje njive – part of the Zero Kilometre project

The local farmer’s market is one of the programs in the context of the Zero Kilometre project, established for several years, with the goal of enriching the culinary offer in Izola. Given that the essence of the project is to offer autochthonous and authentic products from the local environment, all the restaurateurs involved in the project can also buy the produce at the market. At least 80 percent of the input ingredients in their culinary offer must be locally sourced.

The purpose of the market is to give local farmers the opportunity to sell surplus crops. The vendors at the farmer’s market in Izola have practically grown-up in the fields and farming is their way of life.

Four local farmers are going to be with us from May until the end of September: Aldo Ček from Farm Istriana, Brigita Barbo from Farm Barbo, Norma Zudich from Farm Zudich and Gigliola Vojvoda from Farm Vojvoda. Due to high demand, the market will be open two days a week: every Wednesday and Saturday morning, in the already known location: near the shop Agrarija in Drevored 1. maja (1st May avenue).

Offering a wide range of products

A special feature of the market is the Tourist Board Izola stand (Visit Izola), where various Slovenian small-scale craftspeople or producers will present their brands. We will be joined by Mala metraža, Cuckoo Cups, Mašina Granola, FlowerPower natural cosmetics, Rok’s nut butter and many more.  Visitors of the stand will occasionally get the chance to purchase items that are otherwise sold at the Tourist Information Centre: cotton bags, caps, a book about Izola and even vouchers for SUP board rentals, given that the summer is almost here and the paddle boarding season is on its way.

 

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