Why are organic markets so popular and why do they attract so many visitors? – we asked our star chef and organic food expert Fabian Fuchs…
Fabian, how often do you go to organic markets yourself?
I try to go to the market once a week. But it doesn’t always have to be a purely organic market. Often they are markets that sell produce from local farmers, some of which is organic. On Tuesdays and Fridays I can always be found at the Helvetia market.
Do you also do your own shopping there?
Yes, absolutely. I love buying produce for my own kitchen at the market.
What do you particularly like about organic markets?
The atmosphere. You can tell that people appreciate the sustainable production. And you can always see at a glance what’s in season. Markets like this are one of my main sources of inspiration.
Which products do you always buy at this type of market?
During asparagus season I can’t leave without buying some asparagus from Flaach.
What has been your best or most unusual discovery to date?
There are quite a lot. One is Slowgrow mustard cress at the market in Bachs. Or Swiss spinach roots from Stefan Brunner (Brunner Eichhof).
Which organic markets would you recommend – either for just strolling round or for buying at?
I have three favourites: The market in Bachs, the Slow Food market and of course the market at Helvetia Platz.