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Vibrant and pioneering, Tegueste market continues its huge success 

There’s always something vibrant happeing at the Farmers’ Market in Tegueste which continues to stand out for its exceptional attractions and go-ahead attitude.

The Farmers’ Market and Artisan Tegueste Villa as it is known has 34 stalls in an infrastructure for marketing of local production in the internal market.

But it is also a meeting point between producers and consumers to promote food sove-reignty and the right of citizens to a healthy diet.

Fresh products, fair and competitive prices, quality and a direct link between the producers are all keys to its continued success.

This is a must place to visit in order to browse around the stalls, sample local produce, catch up with friends, enjoy special events, stop for a coffee and generally while away a few very enjoyable hours. The wares they sell can also inspire projects, whether it be cooking with the fresh fruit, vegetables and meat on offer or perhaps taking up a traditional craft yourself.

Tegueste really is a very special market. It is rural life at its best but brought to the public with 21st century standards and quality. It is very much a pioneer in the Canary Islands and was the first market to gain the standard of ISO 9001, a major coup.

The market works very hard to make sure it is current, lively and a place people want to return to time and time again. There are special events and campaigns, a firm commitment to promoting local produce and to keeping the visitor bang up to date with everything that is happening.

One of its assets is a super website on which you can read all about its history and see events and promotions coming up (see www.http://mercadillodetegueste.es/). This website receives thousands of hits, showing just how popular it is.

The municipality is rightly proud of its market. It has helped to put local agriculture, produce and craftmanship very much on the map and not only helps farmers and crafts-people survive and prosper, it preserves this way of life as well, with changing times very much taken in to consideration.

This market is spotlessly clean, beautifully laid out and has won international standards. There is quality assurance for all the produce on sale which comes direct from the consumers. It is fresh and always sold at fair and competitive prices.

Members like to describe it as “an extension of the rural world” and it is just that. Every stall you stop at offers something different and you just want to buy everything, with your brain working overtime with what you could make for that night’s tea or a special gift you could give.

The market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8.00 to 14.00 and is close to the TF-13 Punta del Hidalgo-Laguna road behind the station Tgas services, number 6 Asuncionistas Street, near the old town the municipality, facing the house and estate of Zamorano.

Its location allows direct access for all people, including the disabled, as it is specially fitted for it. It also has the advantage of having a large parking area.

Gastronomy is one of the market’s priorities. Not only does its website feature recipes, there are regular events to showcase certain produce or themes.

The market is very much at the centre of Tegueste life and is waiting to provide you with a very warm welcome.