Popular Adeje farmers’ market extends its opening days
The agricultural market held in Adeje every Saturday and Sunday has proved such a success that it is now opening on a Wednesday afternoon as well.
This came into effect from April 1st, with visitors welcome between 4pm and 8pm. For the first month, there will be additional activities such as cheese, honey and wine-tasting, cookery demonstrations, flower arranging and even fruit and vegetable carving.
The “Agromercado de Adeje” has its own purpose-built premises in the industrial area of Adeje in the Las Torres area (the next turning after the road you would normally take to go up to the old town of Adeje).
It was opened six years ago and operates each Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 1.30pm.
Local councillor, Esther Rivero Vargas said the market had proved a great success from the start and each weekend, around 2,500 people go along to buy their fresh fruit, vegetables and local produce.
A few months ago, a survey was carried out when the possibility of opening up some time in the week was raised. The response was described as “overwhelming” and was shared by the owners of bars and restaurants in the area.
The market has also responded in other ways to local requests, with some growers producing items asked for by the different nationalities living in Adeje.
Variety has also increased with stands for wine, cheese, eggs, organic farming, flo-wers, baked goods and canned meat, specifically black pig.
The market is very much a place to encourage and promote local agricultural and to show visitors, who are local residents and tourists alike, what Tenerife can offer.