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8 reasons to shop at the Market + 4 Geneva’s top Market

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8 reasons to shop there

Supermarkets have a long chain of where the goods come from.

At traditional markets, local people bring all the stuff, which means the supplies are from local farmers.

Public market have the potential to attract (new) customers, increase business and thriving destination for locals and visitors.

1. A public market is a catalyst for local business bringing in customers who shop at the market and local businesses as well.

The economic benefits
of farmers’ markets

2. A market creates connections between residents, artisans, farmers and the community. It is a place to hang out, shop and spend not only money, but time.

3. The markets give local residents access to fresh, locally grown food, high quality products as organic food, increasing the health of the entire community.

4. A market encourages visitors and enhances tourism, as well as giving local residents a place to hang out.

5. It can create a pedestrian friendly area that links other area attractions and neighborhoods.

6. Public markets can aid in revitalizing a downtown as a retail shopping center for residents and visitors, bringing much needed cash and foot traffic to a downtown core.

7. It strength local economy

8. Extra service


“I love going to the market at dawn on my bicycle so I can exercise at the same time,” said Retno, who lives in Jakarta.

“The market is close to my home and I know the sellers very well so I don’t have to bargain over the prices; they already give me a good price. I can also ask them to deliver the supplies to my home as they wouldn’t mind doing that for me.”

Geneva’s top markets


Butcher, Poultry & Delicatessen Baker Baker Florist Cheese Maker Fruit & Vegetable Chocolatier Fishmonger Catering – Bar Catering

A special atmosphere emerges from this covered market created in 1877. Quality and abundant choice from everyday products to Swiss specialties.

  • Local cheeses, double cream, dried meat, loin, seafood, fresh fish, foie gras, wholemeal bread, fresh pasta, Lebanese pastries or Chinese noodles, … nothing is missing!
  • Prices a little bit higher but the quality will be TOP!

Marché de la Fusterie

Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, cold meats, roast chickens, Valais specialties, jams, bread, olives, dried fruits;
Snacks: waffles, panini, caterers, pancakes, churros.

The beautiful Place de la Fusterie has a strategic location in the heart of the city. It welcomes, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, flower stands, fruit and vegetables, cheeses, organic vegetables, spices and olives.

On Thursday, creative craftsmen sell the objects of their creation.
Games, hats, candles, knitting, original lighting, are among the many products of all kinds displayed.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, some souvenirs and clothes complete the choice.

The beautiful Place de la Fusterie @ Geneva has a strategic location in the heart of the city.

Marché du Carouge

Fruits and vegetables, delicatessen, bakery / pastry, drinks, flowers / seed pieces, fresh pasta, cold cuts, international flavors and other discoveries.

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It’s packed with great restaurants and nightlife and the area’s numerous independent shops and artisanal workshops

On Wednesdays and Saturdays Carouge gets a further boost with the arrival of the market on the Place.



Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, wine, fish, cold meats, meat, roast chickens, Valais Specialties, jams, bread, olives, dried fruit, delicatessen;
Snacks: waffles, panini, caterers, pancakes, churros, coffee, fruit juice, ready meals;
Others: flowers and manufactured products.

Tuesday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Twice-weekly and one of Switzerland’s largest flea markets. You will find, secondhand clothes, toys, incense, candles, oils, clothes and jewellery.

Twice-weekly Geneva institution has grown into a sprawling mass of stands that now make up one of Switzerland’s largest flea markets.

In more:
Secondhand clothes, toys and jumble, incense, candles, oils, clothes and jewellery.

Let’s Go!

Par Andrea-安德海

Sport, food expert, in love with Taiwan, Japan, Greece, Switzerland, Music and Arts, Traditional Martial Arts, to Be Quiet, Green Tea and Organic life + Healthy Food + Humanistic Values + the Respect of Differences. Enough for today ;-)

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