Organic Markets in the province of Malaga

Only a year ago it was relatively difficult to go to a green market, as this meant having to travel within the province, while the larger municipalities along the Costa del Sol lacked this offer. Well, we are pleased to inform you that this has changed, in no time, thanks to the excellent reception of this very healthy proposal and not necessarily more expensive as we tend to believe!

Next we leave you the detailed list of ecological markets in the province of Malaga, so that you know when you can buy organic and fresh fruit and vegetables in your neighborhood.

Ecological markets in the Guadalhorce Valley and Axarquía.

It started relatively recently in the villages of Valle del Guadalhorce. Also known as the “Huerta de Malaga”, demonstrating excellent health, which has caused them to spread throughout the province.

From 10 am to 2 pm we can enjoy the purchase of organic products; products such as fruits, seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread or sweet wines, which come mostly from the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga.

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The following green markets are sorted according to the order in which they are available during the month:

First weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: First Saturday of the month.
Hours: From 10 to 2 pm.
Location: España Avenue, Pinar de Elviria. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Cártama

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Urbanización Los Naranjos Park, opposite the petrol station. (Map)

Sunday: Organic market in Rincón de la Victoria

When: First Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Constitution Square (Map)

Second weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Málaga

When: Second Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Paseo de Reding, La Malagueta (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Mijas

When: Second Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Parque de Andalucía, Las Lagunas (Map)

Third weekend of the month

Saturday: Green market in Marbella

When: Third Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Calle Sírio, Ribera del Rio Guadaiza, Nueva Andalucia. (Map)

Sunday: Ecological market in Benalmádena

When: Third Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: La Paloma Fairgrounds, Arroyo de la Miel (Map)

Fourth weekend of the month

Saturday: Ecological market in Malaga

The park Huelin is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly a visit to the organic market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength.

When: Fourth Saturday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Hueling Park, next to the lake (Map)

Ecological markets on the last Sunday of the month

Ecological market in Cala de Mijas

When: Last Sunday of the month
Hours: From 10 am to 2 pm.
Location: Boulevard de la Cala, next to Town Hall (Map)

If you want an updated list of places and dates where these and other markets are organized, visit our guide to markets in Malaga.

Other ecological markets in Málaga

organic markets 2013

The following list is not yet confirmed for 2018, although other years have been active:

Alhaurín el Grande: Second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 2 pm, in Calle Real (Pedestrian Street in the centre of the village). In this street market there are usually children’s entertainment activities. In addition, agreements are frequently made with restaurants in the area participating in the event, collaborating with ecological tapas, tastings, etc.

Coin: Third Saturday of the month from 10 to 14 h, in the Plaza de La Villa. It is in this market where the greatest offer of organic food is found and there is usually some kind of animation or workshop.

Pizarra: Last Sunday of the month, in the Plaza de la Cultura from 10-14 h.

Fuengirola: 19 March 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00 hours and is held on the first and third Sunday of each month in the Plaza del Puerto Deportivo (Marina square).

Natura Malaga from May 25 to 27

natura Malaga 2012The weekend of 25 to 27 May takes place the fourth edition of Natura Malaga 2012, the Fair for Healthy Living and Sustainable Development. The Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Malaga welcomes back this fair which aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, organic farming, healthy food, sustainable tourism, renewable energy and much more.
The exhibition will feature a commercial area with all kinds of products and services related to healthy living, an exhibition area and a market for organic products; parallel are offered some 80 activities free of charge among which are a large number of conferences and workshops in yoga, coaching, natural cosmetics and organic farming, cooking workshops, natural therapies and a play area for children and also children’s workshops.

Complete information about workshops, conferences and many more can be found at http://www.fycma.com/natura_malaga.asp#/goEvento/Natura%20Malaga/

Address: Palacio de Congresos Malaga, Avenida Ortega y Gasset 201
Open from 11am to 9 pm. Entrance 2 € and free for children under 12 years.

First organic market in Fuengirola – Mijas, Sunday May 13

We have been informing you in recent months of a new initiative that is taking place once a month in Malaga city: The Organic Market of the Guadalhorce ecological association (see related articles).

An initiative which seems great to us and which is gaining in good health: Just recently we were discussing that this initiative so far is only carried out in villages in the Guadalhorce valley and now Malaga city; really so far there was no offer of this type of markets around the Costa del Sol.

Well, our new friends from this association of producers of organic fruit and vegetables of Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the Orchard of Malaga, celebrate this Sunday, May 13 the first organic market in one of the most populated municipalities of the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola and Mijas.

We remind you that in this market you can buy all kinds of vegetables and seasonal fruits, oils, cakes, breads of different seeds, cheese… plenty of organic products, almost all from the Guadalhorce Valley. The farmers themselves offer their organic products, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products and which can be found in the classic distribution channels.

Hopefully this market will be so well received as the others: It is scheduled to take place the second Sunday of each month, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Venue: Avenida de Los Lirios (Next to the Parish church San Manuel-Las Lagunas)

How to get there: Along the motorway A-7 / national road N-340 road to Fuengirola, Las Lagunas, exit Coin or Avenida de los Lirios.

Organic market in Malaga this Saturday, April 28

Organic Market MalagaThis Saturday, April 28 we can enjoy the fourth edition of the organic market taking place in Malaga Huelin Park, from 10 am until 2 pm. In this downtown park situated just a few metres from the sea, we can make our purchase of organic and fresh products at a great price at the market organized by the Guadalhorce ecological association. As an incentive, organic food does not have to be more expensive, since in these markets products are sold by the farmers themselves, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products we find in the classic distribution channels.

For those who do not know, the green Guadalhorce Valley is also known as the Orchard of Malaga and recently has increased a lot the promotion of consumption of fresh produce from the garden without pesticides: Fruits, vegetables and seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread, sweets and wines. To us, it seems an excellent initiative with great success. The park Huelin is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly a visit to the organic market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength.

For now, the ecological Market takes place in the capital of the Costa del Sol on the last Saturday of each month. Other places and dates of the organic market in the province are: First Sunday of each month in Estacion de Cartama; second Saturday of each month in Alhaurin el Grande, in Calle Real; third Saturday of each month in Coin, in the Village Square; last Sunday of each month in Pizarra, in Plaza de la Cultura.

How to get to Huelin Park

By car from the western Costa del Sol just follow the motorway, following signs to go to Malaga airport, taking the exit to the national road MA-21. We pass by the airport and we stay on this road which leads directly to the heart of Malaga to Heroes de Sostoa Street. Huelin Park is located between this street and the sea.

By public transport: Maria Zambrano train station with suburban rail links and the bus station are located about 15 minutes from Huelin Park.

Organic market in Malaga this Saturday, March 24

We are pleased to announce the third ecological Market taking place this Saturday, March 24, at Huelin Park in Malaga. This new initiative of the association Guadalhorce Ecológico is very well received by the public and is taking place with increasing success in various municipalities of the province, such as Pizarra, Coin, Cartama or Alhaurin el Grande.

From 10 am to 2 pm we can enjoy the purchase of organic products in the park down town Malaga; products such as fruits, seasonal vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs, bread or sweet wines, which come mostly from the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the orchard of Malaga.

As an incentive, organic food does not have to be more expensive, since in these markets products are sold by the farmers themselves, being 3% cheaper than non-organic products we find in the classic distribution channels.

Organic Market MalagaSo, do you fancy to stop by the park Huelin and discover an alternative and very healthy market? Here you can see a picture of an earlier edition in February. The park Huelin is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly a visit to the organic market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength.

How to get to Huelín Park

By car from the western Costa del Sol just follow the motorway, following signs to go to Malaga airport, taking the exit to the national road MA-21. We pass by the airport and we stay on this road which leads directly to the heart of Malaga to Heroes de Sostoa Street. Huelin Park is located between this street and the sea.

By public transport: Maria Zambrano train station with suburban rail links and the bus station are located about 15 minutes from Huelin Park.

Related article: Organic market in Málaga

Organic markets in Malaga

Lovers of organic fruit and vegetables can enjoy this Saturday, January 28, the first organic market in the capital of the Costa del Sol, at Huelin Park. From 10 am to 2 pm we have the opportunity to purchase green products which are mostly from the Guadalhorce valley, Malaga´s green orchard.

At a total of 16 stands there will be offered fruits, vegetables, bread of different seeds, pastries, cheeses, oils and jams sold by farmers themselves, being 3% cheaper than non-organic foods distributed through traditional channels.

This type of organic market is a new approach to meet the demands of both responsible producers and consumers. For now there will be only two editions, as by now is being studied its feasibility, thus we hope the market will be attended by many people. The respective dates are January 28 and February 25.

The park Huelin is located a few meters from the seafront Antonio Machado, thus can be combined perfectly the green market and a walk by the sea and perhaps some fried fish tapas to rebuild strength … a good plan, the author´s in on that!

How to get there: By car from the western Costa del Sol just follow the motorway, following signs to go to Malaga airport, taking the exit to the national road MA-21. We pass by the airport and we stay on this road which leads directly to the heart of Malaga to Heroes de Sostoa Street. Huelin Park is located between this street and the sea.

By public transport: Maria Zambrano train station with suburban rail links and the bus station are located about 15 minutes from Huelin Park.

If the news has aroused your interest, below you find the current circuit of organic markets in the province of Malaga.

Hopefully, their number will increase, also in coastal towns, although any of the municipalities listed below is a good alternative to combine the market with a visit to the village and surrounding area.

Ecological markets in the province of Málaga:

  • Algarrobo Costa: First and third Saturday of each month in the parking lots next to Lidl supermarket.
  • Cartama: First Sunday of each month at Estacion de Cartama.
  • Alhaurin el Grande: Second Saturday of each month in Calle Real.
  • Coin: Third Saturday of each month at the Plaza de la Villa.
  • Pizarra: Last Sunday of each month at the Plaza de la Cultura.
  • Malaga: Last Saturday of each month at the Parque de Huelin, a few meters from the sea.
  • Marbella: First Saturday of each month at the Parque de la Alameda, near the waterfront and Old Town.
  • Ronda: Second and fourth Saturday of each month in San Rafael Park.

All markets are held from 10 am to 2 pm.

3rd Healthy life and sustainable development trade fair – Natura Malaga 2011

The weekend of 6 to 8 of May takes place the third edition of Natura Malaga at the Trade Fairs and Conferences Centre in Malaga. The fairwhich focuses on healthy living and sustainable development brings together a large number of professionals related to the concepts of ecological, biological and health.

There will be a wide range of activities and workshops, products and services to bring visitors closer to healthy lifestyles and environmental care.

In this multisectoral fair there will be areas dedicated to products of organic farming, vegetarian food tasting, presentations on environmental care and natural therapies, workshops and lectures, a children’s area with healthy recreational and environmental activities.

There will also berepresentatives related to sectors like ecological farming, healthy food, world crafts, Bio-construction, fair trade, natural cosmetics, sports, diet, ecology, eco-technology, eco-tourism, renewable energy, sustainable gardening, textile fibers, children and games, natural medicine, environment, furniture, home and decor, music, NGOs, recycling, food, health, natural and alternative therapies and many more.

During the fair will be offered free tastings of organic products to visitors.

  • Venue: Palacio de Ferias y Congresos
  • Opening hours: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Children from 0 to 12 years: free, adults € 4, with discount coupon € 3.
  • For more information, www.naturamalaga.com.