Saturday, July 3, 2010

The market square in Jyväskylä

This is the time of year when the Jyväskylä marketplace (kauppatori)is at its finest. Head downtown in the morning, stop at one of the market cafes, have a cup of coffee at one of the market cafes, then buy your days supply of fresh Finnish fruits, berries, and vegetables. Need a basket to carry things home in? You'll find a stall specializing in baskets! The spring rolls that the Thai ladies sell are top notch and you can find fresh fish and bread too. The market is open from 7 a.m. til 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. til 2 p.m. on Saturdays. I suggest you get there early.

Here is a post I made last year concerning the marketplace:

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.

Summer is here and the Jyväskylä marketplace (kauppatori) is operating at full swing. This is the best time of year to head to the market, get your morning cup of coffee, and then buy your produce. Get there

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.

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