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The Story


A Slow Approach

The Earth Market project was born in response to the increasingly pressing need to bring the table and the field - consumers and producers - closer together, and to create an international network of farmers' markets that are organized in the spirit of Slow Food.

Market Research
The Earth Market project was developed following a study of producers' markets around the world. Gaps were identified and guidelines were established to outline the scope of Earth Markets and to define these markets from others.

Partners
The Earth Market project is coordinated by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity - Slow Food's operational arm, which delivers projects with a focus on safeguarding agricultural biodiversity and food traditions around the world.

Key dates

 

2005
June
Earth Market pilot launched in Montevarchi Italy.


2006
July-August
Research conducted into farmers' markets around the world.

September
Meeting to develop Earth Market project held in Verduno, Italy.

October
Farmers' market conference at Terra Madre.

2007
October
First training course for regional coordinators of Earth Markets in Italy held in Pollenzo, Italy.

 

December
First international Earth Market established in El Mina, Lebanon.

2008

March
Montevarchi market becomes the first Earth Market in Italy.
International Earth Markets Meeting held in Montevarchi, Italy.

April
Second Lebanese Earth Market established in Saida.

 

October
Cairo Montenotte (Liguria) and San Daniele (Friuli Venezia Giulia) Earth Markets are inaugurated in Italy.
Earth Markets conference at the international Salone del Gusto, Turin, Italy.

 

November
Bologna Earth Market (Emilia Romagna) is established - the first metropolitan market in Italy.


2009

January
Third Lebanese Earth Market established in Beirut.

February
First Israeli Earth Market established in Israel, Tel Aviv.
San Miniato Earth Market inaugurated in Italy.

 

November
First Romanian Earth Market established in Bucharest.

 

December
Milano Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Lombardy).

2010
January

Alba Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Piemont).

 

June
Calamandrana Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Piedmont).

 

July
Umbertide Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Umbria).

 

August
Earth Markets network meeting in Cherasco, Italy.

 

October
Ciampino Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Lazio).
Earth Market network participates in Terra Madre and the Salone del Gusto: Earth Workshop on direct selling; conference entitled "A Fair Price for Quality"; and a public meeting on Earth Markets. Beirut, Bucharest and Riga Earth Markets are represented at the Salone del Gusto.

 

December
First Austrian Earth Market established in Pandorf.
Colorno Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Emilia Romagna).
 
2011
March
Sarzana Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Liguria).

 

May
Turin Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Piedmont).

 

June
San Giuliano Terme Earth Market inaugurated in Italy (Tuscany).

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