Farmers’ Markets for Locals and Tourists
Farmers’ Markets are becoming increasingly more popular now that the Czechs have become more healthy-food minded. Almost every neighbourhood in Prague has its own Farmers’ Market. These markets abound in seasonal and often ecological produce and products from free range eggs to fresh raspberry juice without colouring or additives.
Meet Locals at Farmers’ Markets
Farmers’ Markets are an attraction in themselves even if you don’t plan to buy anything. Visiting one of the Prague Farmers’ Markets is an excellent idea for quite a few reasons. This is an opportunity to get away from the tourists in the centre of Prague and mix with locals. The stands show what seasonal fruit and vegetables are popular. Besides, this is your opportunity to buy Czech honey and taste authentic Czech products such as kolachy, individual pies filled with poppy seeds, or buy elderberry wine.
Czech Sausages at Local Prices
Eat Czech sausages with mustard and served with sauerkraut from a carton plate and drink beer from a plastic mug. True to say, you can do this at Wenceslas Square. But there is one big difference. At the famers market you pay Czech prices and at Wenceslas Square tourist prices.
Recommended Farmers’ Market
The Famers’ Market at Jiriho z Podebrad square in the Vinohrady district is a pleasant thirty-minute walk from Wenceslas Square or two metro stations from Mustek in the centre of Prague. Get off at Jiriho z Podebrad metro station. This is an intimate market with a variety of food stalls including fresh crusty bread. The market is held in a green square with full of benches to sit down. The Church of the Sacred Heart on the square is interesting because of its architecture and huge glass clock and a flat tower that spans the entire width of the façade. The Television Tower with giant babies clinging on to the mast is only a five-minute walk and clearly visible from Jiriho z Podebrad square.
Opening Hours of the famers market at Jiriho z Podebrad Square: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08.00-18.00 Saturday, 08.00-14.00.