May 21st, 2012
Organic food production in Andalucia is experiencing nothing short of a boom. What was considered by many to be a minor/short-term surge in demand for organic produce in Northern Europe is now also being fuelled by an ever increasing local demand for organic produce.
Andalucia – Europe’s organic nerve centre
Spain is the largest producer of organic food in Europe having overtaken Italy in 2010. Over 65% of all organic food in Spain is grown in Andalucia.
In the Province of Malaga alone, organic farming has almost tripled over the last decade.
In 2001, there were 12,291 hectares of land dedicated to organic food production – without any form of pesticides – today there are over 32,822. Considering how mountainous the Province of Malaga is, this is no small feat.
Ecological/organic food markets in Malaga
Something that has taken many by surprise is the recent surge in local demand for organic foodstuffs.
Bit-by-bit, people are realising the health benefits associated with organic food and they are also coming to terms with the fact that organic produce need not be a lot more expensive than normal produce.
One thing Malaga has seen over the last few months is a growth in organic food markets.
Unless otherwise stated all the markets take place in the morning – from early until around 1400hrs.
|Algarrobo Costa||1st and 3rd Sunday of each month|| Avda. La Pancha, 50
|Estacion de Cartama||1st Sunday of each month||Estacion de Cartama||Google map|
|Alhaurin el Grande||2nd Sunday of each month||Calle Real||Google map|
|Coin||3rd Sunday of each month||Calle de la Puerta de la Villa||Google map|
|Pizarra||Last Sunday of each month||Plaza del Ayuntamiento||Google map|
|Malaga Parque de Huelin||Last Saturday of each month||Calle Pintor de la Fuente Grima||Google map|
|Marbella||First Saturday of each month||Parque de la Alameda||Google map|
|Ronda||2nd and 4th Saturday of each month||Parque San Rafael||Google map|
|Fuengirola-Mijas||2nd Sunday of each month||Avenida de Los Lirios||Google map|
This is a list of ones that I know of, I’ll try and update it accordingly.
Times, locations, can and do change – particularly in the summer months. Please double check beforehand.
If you could let me know if there are some I may have missed or ones that have changed location – be much appreciated!!