An afternoon at the farmer’s market in Stockholm

September 16, 2013

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Södermalm market Just a few of the vegies we got at the farmer’s market. This photo © Robert Corkery. Stockholm market Buying sunflowers. This photo and those following © Sandra Carpenter. Stockholm market Beans and squash.


I’m a big fan of farmer’s markets. I love the displays of fresh produce, seeing what’s in season, talking to the farmers and just being part of the bustle. I wrote recently about Venice’s Rialto Market and also about the Fallon & Byrne food hall in Dublin.

On Saturday, Robert and I went to the bondens marknad or farmer’s market in Stockholm on Södermalm. It was a beautiful sunny day, so the market was beyond busy. But we had such a good time sampling cheeses and honey, sausages and salmon, bread and granola that it didn’t matter. We ate lunch at one of the stalls where we had a lax or salmon crepe.

And being the good Midwesterner that I am, I could not resist trying the grilled corn. The verdict: the best I’ve ever had in Sweden. (But it was not quite as good as what I’ve had in Ohio and Indiana!)

Stockholm My lunch at the market–a salmon crepe with a side salad. Stockholm Lingon berries. Stockholm Carrots and beets. Stockholm Market flowers.


By the way, the Södermalm farmer’s market is on Katarina bangata. It is held on Saturdays from 10-15 until October 10. There is also a julmarknad or Christmas market there in December.


Stockholm Selling grilled corn. Stockholm market We bought a dozen ears of corn. Stockholm “Farmer’s own market” at Katarina bangata.



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1 Marina Carstens September 17, 2013 at 12:18

Mmmm. The salmon crepe sounds amazing! I wish I could go to a farmer’s market with CHEESE and HONEY. Here in Korea, I am more likely to find silk worm larvae or tiny crispy fish in a spicy red sauce. That might be some people’s cup of tea, but it certainly isn’t mine. >< (I have tried the silk worm larvae, though. They kind of pop in your mouth and taste kind of like sweet corn.)

2 Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane September 18, 2013 at 18:26

It’s a joy to see your pictures. I am in love with good farmers’ markets or big open markets! I have countless photos of markets in a number of countries.

I’ll be in the south of France in a couple of weeks and can’t wait to shop again in “my” market there. It has a great variety of fresh and prepared foods and it is a challenge not to buy too much of everything!

3 Sandra September 18, 2013 at 21:05

Thanks for sharing that imagery Marina of the silk worms. (Now I need to see them.) You were brave to try them…not sure I could have done it. But I do like corn! The fish sound tasty though.

4 Sandra September 18, 2013 at 21:06

Miss footloose, Thanks for the lovely compliment! Just what I needed after a long day. Hope you will post pics of your market visit…I will have to take a look. And like you, I also have LOTS of market photos!

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