January 26, 2011

Rome- Saturday Mercato Amica- BYOB

There is no way if I am in a town I cannot go to a market. I have visited Rome many times and the last trip I did the new Trionfale market with my friend David Lebovitz when he was down doing a Gelato tour.

This trip, I asked friends, and found a Saturday only market near the Circo Massimo. A farmer's market called Mercato Amico, local farmers bring their fresh and preserved products and sell directly. It is located on Via San Teordoro, right by the Circo Massimo.

BYOB- bring your own bag to fill with fabulous products made by those that grow your food and bring your own bottle if you want fresh milk.



the "happy pastorella"- cheese lady


quite the choice of artisan beers


sausage, salami, guanciale-- a pork-lover's paradise

BYOB- fresh milk, 1 euro a liter

herbs for the kitchen, essences and tisane


beans, beans and beans- as well as other products from her farm- got viscole jam!

winter greens

pasta made with ostrich eggs
jams and jellies
lovely bulbs

I only spent an hour or so here and wish I had an apartment and a week more to enjoy the great fresh products too. I understand there was a small lunch stand in the back corner behind the beer, but I didn't see it.







My friend Rossella, another blogger, met me at the market and then shared a secret! Around the corner is a great place to stop for chocolate, coffee, pastries and even a bagel! Cristalli di Zucchero was small but really lovely. They have a larger space across town with tables.

treasures from Cristalli di Zucchero





Mercato Amico
Via San Teodoro
Circo Massimo
All  Saturday

5 comments:

  1. hey, I think that you took a photo of the exact broccoletti that I cooked last night for dinner!

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  2. those greens are beautiful!

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  3. Great market! Thank you for the tour.

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  4. I've been to Rome twice and always wanted to hit the market, but have yet to fit it in. I may just have to do a special trip just for that! :-)

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  5. Rome is large and has so many markets, each of them a little different. To me, the market is the soul of the city.

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