Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jyväskylän kauppatori - The Jyväskylä market

Today was sunny and warm. A great day to head to the market.

Where to find the market in Jyväskylä:

Näytä Kauppatori - Marketplace, Jyväskylä suuremmalla kartalla

The Jyväskylä marketplace is better this summer than it has been for years - perhaps because it is no longer an isolated island in a sea of construction areas. The new apartment buildings in the area may also have something to do with the renewed popularity of the market. It is easy to get to, there are plenty of vendors, and 3 different market cafes to choose from.

The marketplace is a great resource for city residents to get fresh local produce in the summertime and way more fun than shopping at a mega-super-hypermart.

Today's grocery purchases - all fresh, all local. Blueberries for the freezer, vegetables for kesäkeitto (summer soup) - photos and recipe to follow shortly. The potatoes are of the siikli variety. (Sieglinde, a hybrid from the 30's) The bread, a smokey rye.


  1. Cool do you know the days the market is open and the times :-)

  2. The hours of business at the Jyväskylä Kauppatori are: 15.05 - 31.08 Mon - Fri 7 a.m. - 3 pm and Sat 7 a.m. - 2 pm. 01.09 - 14.05 Mon - Sat 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.