Rome Farmers Market – Campo dei Fiori

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One of my favorite strolls in Rome is through the Campo dei Fiori Market.  It’s changed a lot over the years but is still a gem.  It used to be that every bit of space in the piazza was packed with Italian vendors selling fresh foods.  Produce was there of course, and meat,  and  fish vendors.  But over the past ten years there’s been a change.  The expense of the stalls has gone up, after all, this is prime Rome real estate.  The meat sellers that were always in the center of the piazza have gone, replaced by ethnic spice sellers.  There was just one fish vendor yesterday,  and many of the produce sellers are non-Italians.  It’s more diverse.  Yet there’s still a guy doing his pitch for an all-in-one kitchen tool that peels, shreds, does spiral cuts, etc.  And of course the produce.  As at home this time of year is a transition.  There are still a few tomatoes but all the fall players are there:

View of Campo dei Fiori
View of Campo dei Fiori

Citron, pomegranate, lemon
Citron, pomegranate, lemon
pumpkin, radicchio, leeks
pumpkin, radicchio, leeks
greens of all kinds
greens of all kinds
salad mix, minestrone mix, puntarelle
salad mixes and puntarelle
Ovoli mushrooms
Ovoli mushrooms