Novità: New Favorite Store In Florence

All things new.
They may not be new to Florence, but they’re news to me.

company_storeI don’t want to pretend to be some savvy shopper who knows all the ins and outs of Florence’s consumer culture. But I do frequent the vintage spots and I do keep my eye open for those special stores that break the mold. Admittedly, there are not as many as you might think. Tourism being what it is, often the same store in a different form but selling the same paper, leather bound books, and renaissance inspired quills will do the trick.
Well a few weeks ago, I found one that broke the mold. Many molds. More molds than I knew there actually were.
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Monthly Markets: La Fierucola (Organic) Market

Welcome to our latest installment of Florence’s Monthly Markets! This is a particularly exciting entry because this may be – nay, it IS – my favorite market in Florence. I mean, I try and get friends to plan trips around being here for the third week of the month simply to partake in this joyous event. Clearly, I am partial.
 
For this month’s post, we are returning to the lovely piazza of Santo Spirito, where, on the 3rd Sunday of the month, the so-called Fierucola Market takes place. Also known (ummm…by me) as the “organic market,” their official website describes the offerings as falling into the categories of “organic farming on a small scale, manual crafts, and ‘common’ life.” Yes, yes, and perhaps something got lost in the translation on that last one. Either way, I’m in. Tell me more.
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