More markets opt for green and local products

04/12/2016 - 12:12 h

Barcelona’s Municipal Institute of Markets (IMMB) has extended its network of green markets in the city to include the Les Cort, Lesseps and Sant Martí markets. Along with the Llibertat, Concepció, Horta and Clot markets, that means a total of seven markets now form part of the initiative, which backs more sustainable facilities and focuses on healthier and more local produce.

As well as promoting its green market network, the IMMB, in collaboration with the Fundació Alícia, has prepared a programme of activities to promote information relating to what it means to shop at a green market. These include talks on nutrition and healthy food and drink on 16 and 17 December at the three new markets.

The Mercats Verds campaign started in 2015 with the Mercat de la Llibertat, in Gràcia, with the aim of boosting the range of local and eco-friendly produce on offer and building on the range of healthy food sold at markets. The initiative also aims to increase the range of organic food on offer at these markets.

The initiative is also supported by an awareness campaign, which includes special labelling with a twofold purpose: to give greater visibility to local produce which was already present on stalls and to help customers who were unaware of it to incorporate it into their shopping and consumption habits.

 

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