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!|
|pasta made with ostrich eggs|
|jams and jellies|
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|
Via San Teodoro