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fluffylily 09.04.2007 05:44

Grocery Shopping
 
Where does everyone do their grocery shopping? At Migros or are there lots of local "farmer's markets" around to get fresh local produce from? Are these everywhere and/or convenient? Is it cheaper or more expensive? Sorry, I just saw the thread below similar to this one, but I'm located near Zurich...any difference?

Jack 09.04.2007 07:27

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fluffylily (Post 49495)
Where does everyone do their grocery shopping? At Migros or are there lots of local "farmer's markets" around to get fresh local produce from? Are these everywhere and/or convenient? Is it cheaper or more expensive? Sorry, I just saw the thread below similar to this one, but I'm located near Zurich...any difference?

There's already quite a lot about shopping at the markets in this forum. I used the search function for this forum and found quite a lot:

fresh food
fish stores
where to shop
more on fish
at the market - april

There are more links...just do a search for fresh food at the market or try some other food search term...


edited to fix links...

JohnYossarian 09.04.2007 09:37

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Jack,

The link you have provided does not work.:confused:

Cheers,

Jjohn

Music Mole 09.04.2007 10:01

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
There is a weekly market in the Hauptbahnhof on Wednesdays, and there are a couple of vendors there with fruits and veg. I believe there are also weekly markets at Helvetiaplatz and Burkliplatz. Not sure of the day/time for Helvetiaplatz but I think the Burkliplatz one is on Friday mornings (before noon).

Carmen 09.04.2007 10:13

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Where near Zurich are you located?

There is a weekly market in Adliswil - I think on Thursdays but I would have to check to be sure. There is also a small veggie stand once a week in Thalwil.

We have a farm near us where you can purchase fresh produce from a stand they have (honor system payment) and on Fridays there is fresh organic bread!


Most of my shopping I do at Mirgros, COOP and Mullers Reformhaus.

Jack 09.04.2007 12:52

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnYossarian (Post 49523)
Jack,

The link you have provided does not work.:confused:

Cheers,

Jjohn

thanks...links fixed...

fluffylily 09.04.2007 19:05

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Interesting, thanks everyone. We'll be near Baden, which I guess isn't exactly Zurich. I'm not sure where we'll want to move to after the temporary housing located in Baden...maybe somewhere in between Basel and Baden if I get a job.

evilshell 09.04.2007 19:23

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
If you're going to be near Basel, then your options are even more open. You can shop in France and Germany, both of which offer a much greater selection. Germany is also cheaper and you can get your tax back. In St. Louis, France on Saturday mornings there is a huge and nice farmer's market...

You'll be fine :)

nickatbasel 09.04.2007 21:07

Re: Grocery Shopping
 
Hi,

Like evilshell posted, the market in St. Louis is worth a visit. Also, there is a nice produce market at Freiburg in Breisgau.

Cheers,

Nick


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