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Best Farmer's Market in Warsaw area?


KikiMiha 3 | 3
11 Apr 2010 #1
Where can I find a farmer's (open air food) market in Warsaw?
Which ones are the best and biggest?

Thanks,
Kiki
dcchris 8 | 432
11 Apr 2010 #2
try Hala Mirowska near Kino Femina but they close at 4pm on weekdays and 12 or 1 on saturday closed on sunday.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
24 Apr 2010 #3
Is it true that the Polish farmers' markets such as Hala Mirowska and Hala Marymoncka buy most of their Belgian and Dutch produce, Egyptian potatoes, etc. at the same wholesale import firms that supply Tesco, Leclerc, Biedronka and others? Does it still pay for Polish farmers to bring their produce to market?
jonni 16 | 2,485
24 Apr 2010 #4
Is it true that the Polish farmers' markets such as Hala Mirowska and Hala Marymoncka

I don't know about those two specific examples but a lot (if not most) Warsaw street stalls selling fruit and veg, who theoretically are supposed to be selling their own produce, buy it at the big wholesale market at Broniszewo (amazing place - worth a visit in the night - good bars and cafes for the workers and drivers). A lot is Polish produce (notice that the street stalls don't usually sell obviously imported things like bananas - they aren't allowed to unless they register for tax etc) but obviously they just buy the cheapest, wherever it's from.

I have a friend with such a stall. Some of the things like potatoes and ogórki are from his own farm but selling vegetables takes a lot of time and hard work, and to grow and pick everything as well would be an impossibility. The real money apparently comes from summer fruit, which also comes from the wholesale market but is almost certainly local.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
24 Apr 2010 #5
buy it at the big wholesale market

Likewise here - it all comes from the big place at Franowo.
OP KikiMiha 3 | 3
28 Jul 2011 #6
Thanks everyone! Great advice.

A year has passed and I can say that Hala Mirowska is closest to the kind of market I was looking for. This is good for big purchases and multiple items. However, for occassional items that are in season, and local items, like berries or potatoes, I buy from the street vendors.

The mushrooms - chanterelles - I buy from Hala Mirowska. Near there are individuals with no stand who sell only chanterelles, they only have a basket of mushroom, a measuring cup, and bags, and a stool for sitting. My Polish friends in Warsaw, and living abroad tell me to be careful with the mushrooms. So, from habit I only stick to places I've bought from before and look at every forest mushroom before I cook them.

I'll have to check out Broniszewo.

Thanks again everyone!
sobieski 107 | 2,128
28 Jul 2011 #7
I'll have to check out Broniszewo.

Correct name is "Bronisze". And yes it is an experience :)
Interesting thing is you can buy there as a private person as well - but in wholesale quantities :)
But for prices much lower as in the retail.
db1874 7 | 227
28 Jul 2011 #8
Correct name is "Bronisze". And yes it is an experience :)

Where about is this place ?
sobieski 107 | 2,128
28 Jul 2011 #9
Bronisze is on the road to Poznań. On the right side, not far after the city border. (At a major road crossing, left to Piastów, right to Babice) You cannot miss it, it has a huge revolving neon sign.

You will have to pay to get on the parking though. By bus is also an option, but it is strefa 2.
Monia
28 Jul 2011 #10
Out of Warsaw , in the Poznan direction , route nb 2 , but not so far anyway . bronisze.com.pl
db1874 7 | 227
28 Jul 2011 #11
there's also a 'Bio Market' now in Warsaw on weekends at the old Norblin factory between Zelazna/Lucka/Prosta. I'm slightly sceptical about how authentic the produce is but check it out, more info.
pawian 179 | 16,364
28 Jul 2011 #12
At the main open air market in Krakow you can see that the produce brought for sale is farmer`s.
Hammmerboy
28 Apr 2013 #13
Hi- I will be in warsaw from May 2-7, and would love to find a good farmers market. I will try to find the one that you posted here. Any other recommendations?

Cheers!

David-
newpip - | 140
28 Apr 2013 #14
There is one in Konstancin on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Konstancin is a short drive from Wilanow.


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