There are tens of farmers’ markets in Prague. The best known is the Náplavka Farmers’ Market in Rašínovo nábřeží Embankment. In Prague 6, people go to the Kulaťák Farmers’ Market in Dejvice. The Heřmaňák Farmers’ Market in Řezáčovo náměstí Square is the first market offering returnable packaging. When and where do these markets take place?
The Heřmaňák Farmers’ Market
Shopping without packaging, so popular in the USA and Western Europe, has come to the Czech Republic as well. The first farmers’ market following this trend was open in September 2017. At the Heřmaňák Farmers’ Market, you can take most goods away in your own glasses, small bags and boxes – this means sustainable packaging and respect for the nature.
Of course, you can buy some packaged foods for hygienic reasons such as vacuum packed meat or dairy products. The usual offer includes smoked meat products, cheese, butter, pastries, flowers, ciders, honey, spices, gluten-free sweets and more, all from local farmers. You can either use your own package, or buy some on the spot and use it again next time.
The Heřmaňák Farmers’ Market is held every other Saturday from 9AM to 3PM in Řezáčovo náměstí Square in Prague 7.
The Náplavka Farmers’ Market
Sustainable packaging is expanding to Náplavka, the largest and most popular farmers’ market in Prague, too. Mulled wine and other drinks are sold in returnable glasses. The Náplavka Farmers’ Market is located below Palackého náměstí Square on the Vltava River bank. It’s closed in winter, but there many thematic events there in the other seasons, such tasting of young wine and a goose feat on St. Martin’s Day.
The Náplavka Farmers’ Market has the most stalls in Prague. The offer includes a wide range of pastries, dairy products, smoked meat products, fruit, vegetables, and drinks. Dozens of stalls are open every Saturday between the railway bridge and Vyšehrad at Rašínovo nábřeží Embankment in Prague 2 (except for the winter season).
The Kulaťák Farmers’ Market
A wide range of farm products can also be bought at the popular farmers’ market in Vítězné náměstí Square in Prague 6. After the winter break, it will be open for the ninth time on Saturday 3 March from 8AM to 2PM every week until Christmas.
In addition to traditional agricultural crops, it offers fresh fish, meat, dairy products, eggs, herbs, flower seedlings, various delicacies, refreshments, handicraft products, and much more In addition to the great number of stalls, there is also a child’s corner for those who come with children.
Prague farmers’ markets: a great choice
If you are interested in farmers’ markets in Prague, visit more of them; they are scattered all over the city. For example, the organic Toulcův dvůr farmers’ market, which takes place once a month in Prague 10, is worth visiting. If you don’t want to go shopping at the weekends, try the farmers’ market in Běchovice which is open every Tuesday in the afternoon. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can visit the farmers’ market in Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, and there are farmers’ markets also in Holešovice, Zbraslav, Dolní Počernice, Vysočany, Karlín, Radotín, Hostivař, Letňany, and Modřany. And more and more markets are going to be open soon.