For over 15 years, Mallorca is sort of my second homebase. Whenever I have some time, I’m visiting and over the years, I got to know the island very well. So I’ll be sharing some island stories and secret spots for your next stay on Mallorca from time to time here on the blog.
Mallorca is a hotspot for foodies.
One short visit at one of those numerous markets on the island and you will know what I’m talking about. Every little village here has still its very own market day during the week. Often you will even find market stalls from local vendors who are selling their own products from their own cultivation on their families’ finca.
Mallorquinian soil is very fertil – and the evershining sun does the rest. Lemon and orange trees are spread all over the island and almost everything you need for a healthy mediterrenean diet can be found here: olives, juicy tomatoes, fresh fish, dried fruits, big watermelons – the list is endless.
Market in Esporles
In addition, market day is often the event during the week at remote villages. Beside of getting fresher food than at a bigger supermarket right in front of your doorstep, it’s still the best opportunity to get to know the latest village rumours or to just have a nice chat over a café con leche with your neighbours. Especially for elderly locals, who don’t drive or barely leave their village, market day is a good way to keep up some social connections.
When is market day?
On Mallorca, every day is market day! There’s always one tiny village with a market. Big markets like the Sunday market in Santa Maria are interesting because of their big variety, but tiny markets like this one on Saturdays in Esporles are way more charming.
Just ask some locals or check a newspaper, if there’s a market nearby.
Or if you have a car, just drive around the countryside and the smaller villages during the morning, and I’m sure, you will find a nice market.
This article appeared on The Happy Jetlagger in German first, in July 2015. I translated it now, because I decided to continue blogging in English.