It’s hard to believe it’s ten years but this Sunday indeed marks a decade since Adeje’s farmer’s market opened in the Las Torres area of the town. And to celebrate the anniversary, Adeje Ayuntamiento’s environment department has announced a series of activities. For those who’ve never been there, it opens at 8am and is on the right at the top of the side street on the left going from Mercadona to the roundabout with the Policía Local offices.
The produce on sale every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, includes fruit and vegetables, flowers, crafts, cakes and biscuits, honeys, cheeses, meats, and wines. For Sunday’s celebration, everyone is invited to join in the activities which include show cooking from 11am with Pablo Pastor using produce from the market, followed by a tasting with live background music provided by Grupo Chabor. All the stall holders will receive a small gift in appreciation of their work over the years, and there will be a photo-call opportunity for all those who drop in to shop during the morning.
Environment Councillor Esther Rivero Vargas said that “Since the Farmers Market has been in operation the public has been able to enjoy quality local fresh produce, grown by people who live in or near the borough and we have seen how the Farmers Market has also become a tool for social and economic growth in the rural areas of Adeje, which is something to be proud of as the produce also meets all of the EU standards for quality and healthy eating”. “Freshness, quality and an excellent choice along with accessible prices have been the standards set by this market over its ten years”, she continued, adding that all the stall holders have “played an important part in the evolution of the market. Today a lot of hotels and restaurants opt for local produce because they know it offers excellence in taste, texture and quality in preparing their menus.”