The farmer’s markets at Náplavka are reopening on February 1st after a brief winter break
The Náplavka market, in its eleventh season, has proven popular with both local residents and tourist, especially when the weather by the waterfront at Rašínovo nábřeží is pleasant.
“During the first market this year, there will be no honest and handmade sausages and sausages from Mr. Marounek, craft pâtés and pickled meat from Plzák z Plzně. You can taste and buy the popular cannoli and cakes from a Karlovy Vary confectionery, meringues and other delicacies from Krámek U Andělky bakery,” said Jiří Sedláček, Chairman of Archetyp Association, who runs the Náplavka farmers’ market.
Mr. Sedláček also co-founded the Association of Farmer’s Markets, which defines the ethics and criteria for sales and products, overseeing the origin, transparency, and selection of traditional Czech products for markets.
According to the association’s code, farmers’ markets should offer products from domestic (Czech) farms and mainly from regional production. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, flowers, honey, eggs, meats, and bread are some of the main products sold. Farmers and producers are selected on the basis of a questionnaire and personal visits to the farms.
The market at Náplavka is tied to the upcoming Masopust celebration, the Czech version of Mardi Gras. There will be an emphasis on cooked pork products and microbrew beer.
Náplavka over the season will also have a festival of rosé and claret wines, a beer festival and the annual St Martin¨s Day festival in the fall. Other events will be announced during the year.
The farmer’s markets at Rašínovo Nábřeží is one of the most picturesque and interesting farmers’ markets in Prague, allowing you and your family to enjoy a healthy lifestyle in Prague by buying local, and buying healthy.
Buying local supports local communities and reduces your carbon footprint, so go green and bring your own reusable bag to take home lots of tasty, healthy foods such as fresh milk and eggs, organic or bio meats and cheeses, colorful seasonal local fruits and vegetables, locally produced honey, tasty baked goods (sometimes available gluten-free) and a whole lot more.