The Merano Market provides locals and guests with a new, highly attractive shopping experience. It is set apart by the following features:
Only locally grown or handcrafted goods may be sold at the Merano Market. The market actively encourages farmer-to-consumer direct marketing. The range of goods on sale at the Market Market includes seasonal farm products, smoked bacon (Speck) and meat specialities, wild berries, wine, spirits and bread. Handcrafted items made of wool and felt, lace and jewelry, glass objects, and aromatic herbs.
A section of the market is reserved for infrequent market vendors next to the stalls for regular vendors (those present every market day). This ensures a diversity and variety of products which change depending on the season and the individual’s rate of production.
The stall holders’ selection by a specially appointed committee was based on a set of criteria defined in the market guidelines. Regular controls and assessments will ensure a high level of quality.
The market stalls were designed by Martino Gamper, a designer born and raised in Merano, who has since made a name for himself internationally – in 2014 he was named “Icon Awards Designer of the Year”. His design concept for the Merano Market creates a dialogue between an urban context and South Tyrolean traditions.