What are the best farmers markets in Helsinki?

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Violetta Teetor

You want fresh, you got it! Most outdoor markets open at around 8 am and close at 6 pm in the summer, 2 pm in the winter.

Hakaniemi Market is a hop and a skip away from the centre but worth the short tram trip with its array of fresh fruit, vegetables, potato trucks, flowers, baked goods, cheese, fish and meat. Prices are a little lower than anywhere else and the quality is up there amongst the best.

The Market Square downtown is filled with orange and white tents, each vendor selling their selection of fresh goodies. Strawberries, blueberries, cherries are in abundance as are the boats that arrive early in the morning from the archipelago with their freshly smoked fish.

The old abbatoir has been given a foody facelift with exciting restaurants and shops and puts on a pop up organic, locally produced farmers’ market once a month. There’re chillies, cheese and homemade breads and of course veg and fruit. Check out their Facebook pages for more info: https://www.facebook.com/Maalaistentori

Not exactly a market but offering a fantastic range of locally produced cheese, breads, beverages, jams and other delicious delicacies from Finnish farms, is Maatilatori in Kluuvi Shopping Centre. You simply can’t walk out empty handed, it’s a great gift shop for your family and friends back home.

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