Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:52

Gran Canaria News: Maspalomas Farmer's Market Moves in 2019

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The bi-weekly farmer's market in Maspalomas moves to the area around the main San Fernando market building during 2019 due to work at the old venue at the San Fernando skating park. 

It takes place every other Sunday from 08.00 until 14.00. The first one is on January 13. The Maspalomas farmers market, with 81 stands, is a great place to buy local fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables as well as local products like jam, honey and baked goods. 

There is also a bigger market every Sunday in the same location with a mix of second-hand goods and normal market fare. It includes 500 stalls selling a wide range of goods plus 140 stalls selling second hand and vintage objects. This is also from 08.000 to 14.00.

The Puerto Rico farmer's market

On the alternate Sundays from the Maspalomas event, the farmer's market move to Puerto Rico resort; specifically in the park just down from the Puerto Rico shopping centre. 

Lex Says: See our guide for more info on Gran Canaria's many markets.

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