Where to experience local market culture and find the best produce
Every Friday from 10am to 8pm, the car park by the Airport Shopping Center is taken over by certified local eco-farmers and their mouth-watering produce. Only a 5 minutes drive away from Ataköy and Bakırköy city centers, the market organized and supervised by the Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living gives farmers and producers the opportunity to sell their vegetables, fruits, salads, dairy products and much more to health-conscious consumers.
The association founded in 2002 organizes several such weekly markets all over Istanbul and selected cities in Anatolia, usually in close collaboration with local stakeholders and municipalities. The Buğday Association is making every effort to control certificates and quality of produce for each of the market sellers, including regular check-ups at the market and also visits to storage facilities and farms.
Visit the market to witness (and flavor) local produce boasting with freshness, from tomatoes to eggplants, apples to bell peppers, and meet the hard-working people behind the produce. Here you’ll be able to come across regional specialties and handmade marmalades and sauces you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the city – perfect souvenirs for foodies!