ABOUT THE MARKET

The Grønt Marked story

The Grønt Marked was born in 2019, in a small island called Refshaleøen in Copenhagen. At the time, lille bakery mobilised a group of their friends and associated businesses to put together something that was highly missed in the city: a farmers market!

From there the Grønt Market blossomed into a beautiful volunteer association of friends and food & farming enthusiasts whose main goal is to create a community event where everyone can meet with local producers and support sustainable farming.

Since then a lot of markets have been put up and taken down, in sunshine and in rain, and as some people left some others joined too. Today the team is Mia, Viola, Richie, Yunus and Virginia who together with handfuls of volunteers work tirelessly to bring farmers and producers from all of Denmark to Copenhagen every second weekend of the month. Since its inception the Grønt Marked has nurtured relations with more than 50 small, organic or biodynamic producers being able to bring to city the best of the danish countryside each month

One of the intentions behind the market has always been to create a new fun tradition, one that isn’t so common in Denmark. The monthly or weekly trip to the farmers market is not part of the (at least recent) local culture so by creating a setting where this can happen, the Grønt Marked hopes to become an alternative way for city folk to shop for food, shortening the knowledge gap from farm to fork. And ultimately, contributing to a healthier food system. That is why at the market stalls you will always find the producers and farmers themselves — it’s a great opportunity to ask questions, get rid of doubts and even get some recipe recommendations!

This year, for the very first time the market is embarking on new adventures as it expands into new areas of the city. For the past three years the market has had a lot of support from both farmers and visitors alike and it seems like the time is right to bring that experience and tradition to other neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, so hopefully more people can connect with the life story of what they put on their plate and more importantly actively contribute to changing our food system.

A market, is by definition a communal project. It is an active engagement towards a common goal, in this case creating free access to a platform where local, sustainable producers can be highlighted, where alternative relations to our food can be highlighted and new traditions can be created. It takes a village, but it is so worth it. The Grønt Marked is so grateful to all volunteers, farmers, supporters, visitors and believers without whom it wouldn’t exist!

Thank you — and see you at next farmers market!

P.s -Funnily enough Covid just demonstrated how important this type of local initiative is, as restaurants closed their doors and farmers had no channel for their produce, the market become an incredible important economic raft for farmers. And as non-local produce struggled to reach tables and supermarkets became incredibly busy, relying on what was local, healthy and safe become an integral part of fighting a global pandemic.

© Grønt Marked 2021

ABOUT

THE MARKET

The Grønt Marked story

The Grønt Marked was born in 2019, in a small island called Refshaleøen in Copenhagen. At the time, lille bakery mobilised a group of their friends and associated businesses to put together something that was highly missed in the city: a farmers market!

From there the Grønt Market blossomed into a beautiful volunteer association of friends and food & farming enthusiasts whose main goal is to create a community event where everyone can meet with local producers and support sustainable farming.

Since then a lot of markets have been put up and taken down, in sunshine and in rain, and as some people left some others joined too. Today the team is Mia, Viola, Richie, Yunus and Virginia who together with handfuls of volunteers work tirelessly to bring farmers and producers from all of Denmark to Copenhagen every second weekend of the month. Since its inception the Grønt Marked has nurtured relations with more than 50 small, organic or biodynamic producers being able to bring to city the best of the danish countryside each month

One of the intentions behind the market has always been to create a new fun tradition, one that isn’t so common in Denmark. The monthly or weekly trip to the farmers market is not part of the (at least recent) local culture so by creating a setting where this can happen, the Grønt Marked hopes to become an alternative way for city folk to shop for food, shortening the knowledge gap from farm to fork. And ultimately, contributing to a healthier food system. That is why at the market stalls you will always find the producers and farmers themselves — it’s a great opportunity to ask questions, get rid of doubts and even get some recipe recommendations!

This year, for the very first time the market is embarking on new adventures as it expands into new areas of the city. For the past three years the market has had a lot of support from both farmers and visitors alike and it seems like the time is right to bring that experience and tradition to other neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, so hopefully more people can connect with the life story of what they put on their plate and more importantly actively contribute to changing our food system.

A market, is by definition a communal project. It is an active engagement towards a common goal, in this case creating free access to a platform where local, sustainable producers can be highlighted, where alternative relations to our food can be highlighted and new traditions can be created. It takes a village, but it is so worth it. The Grønt Marked is so grateful to all volunteers, farmers, supporters, visitors and believers without whom it wouldn’t exist!

Thank you — and see you at next farmers market!

P.s -Funnily enough Covid just demonstrated how important this type of local initiative is, as restaurants closed their doors and farmers had no channel for their produce, the market become an incredible important economic raft for farmers. And as non-local produce struggled to reach tables and supermarkets became incredibly busy, relying on what was local, healthy and safe become an integral part of fighting a global pandemic.