Adeje’s thriving Agromercado, the fresh place to shop
If you are looking for the best quality fruit, vegetables and produce, head for the “Agromercado de Adeje”.
Held all year round every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm, it’s also a great way to spend a few hours and come away with an armful of goodieswithout breaking the bank.
Since its launch four years ago, the Agromercardo has established itself as a re-ference point for consumers by offering a wide range of high quality products at affordable prices.
Agromercado is controlled by the local council’s Department of the Environment and Sustainable Development under Esther Rivero Vargas.
It’s not just the individual shopper who has been won over. Because of the consistency of quality and price, many restaurants also use the market. The fruit and vegetables are sold direct by the farmer so they maintain their freshness without the use of chemical preservatives, stabilisers or anything else to prolong their life and properties of colour, flavour and texture.
The market also sells other products such as wine, honey, bread, cheese, dairy products, flowers, crafts and bakery items, in addition to an increasing demand for organic products.
You will find potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, peppers, fruits in general, cheese, fresh eggs, sweets, wine and more. There are more than 50 stall-holders so you will find goods and produce that fit in with the seasons so variety is always guaranteed.
The market also serves the purpose of giving a much-needed boost to the agricultural world of Tenerife and to help growers live off the land.
What does the client look for in the Agromercado?
Most customers is attracted to shop here, are typically the mid-age groups, parents, families and those with time to cook. There is no average budget. It all depends on the person and what you are looking for. However, it undoubtedly saves money compared to the average supermarket shopping bill as you buy direct from the producer, with no middle man. What people want is quality and that is what customers get. That is why after four years, the market is still attracting many people who see fresh quality products at attractive prices.
Why buy in the Agromercado?
You can buy fresh, local produce to assure healthy eating. In addition, buying food here supports the local agricultural industry and helps safeguard and even create jobs in rural areas. It encourages people to go back to using the land, to restore old fields and farm-land. It helps to safeguard rural traditions which have been passed down from generation to generation.
Activities in the Agromercado
Throughout the year, the stallholders and organisers put on various extra events, some related to the sector, such as tastings and others related to the season or the time of the year, while also mounting various campaigns for Christ-mas, Easter, Canary Day etc. These all help to turn the spotlight on the market and to publicise the facilities and the wide range of products from the land to your kitchen.
Saturdays & Sundays
8:00am – 14:00pm
Calle Archajara, s/n (Infront of Makro)
Free parking space
Cafeteria with terrace