Showing posts with label Market. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Market. Show all posts

Monday, February 23, 2009


In Veyrier (Geneva, Switzerland) we are very lucky to have three fruit and vegetable markets a week; on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in different spots around the commune.

My favorite one is a farmer's market situated in a barn in the middle of the greenhouse area in Les Marais de Troinex.

There, you can find a smallish, yet nice array of vegetables, fruits, homemade jams, great artisan cheeses as well meat from the Jura region (beef, sausages, porc...). There you even have the possibility to sit down at a wooden picnic table and enjoy a cup of tea with a slice of cake or tart...

A cute and practical little market that offers good products (mostly regional or Swiss) for a reasonable price!

Farmer's Market
Chemin des Marais 62
Thursdays from 15h00 to 19h00

Magasin à la Ferme
Chemin des Marais 62
Les jeudis de 15h00 à 19h00

Monday, October 20, 2008


During the fall season, when mountains of pumpkins colorfully invade the stalls everywhere, I enjoy going to the Farmer's Market in town...

In Geneva, there's nearly one fruit and vegetable markets in every quarter or village (see info), but my favorite one is situated in Rive, on the Boulevard Helvétique (see map). Every time I go there, I get into a trance and walk like a robot down the aisles, as if drugged by all the marvelous smells and beautiful visions!

In that place, you'll find an outdoor market which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 6am to 1pm and a covered one called "Les Halles De Rive" which is opened six days a week. There, you can buy everything you are looking for: fish, meat, cheese, delicatessen products, bread, vegetables, fruits, etc... It's a paradise, the Mecca of gourmet food!

In 2006, I had already blogged about both markets, so if you are interested in learning more about them, please check out those links:
The Farmer's Market - Part I (see post)
The Farmer's Market - Part II (see post)

Marché de Rive & Halle de Rive
Boulevard Helvétique
1207 Genève