Garden to table
Slovenia is a land of gardens. Nearly every Slovenian has at least a vegetable and herb garden whether they live in the countryside or in a town or city. Home-grown food tastes richer, and top chefs are well aware of this as they join the garden to table movement. See for yourself - try homemade delicacies. Ecological farms, farmer’s markets, ecological shops and agricultural shops across Slovenia offer not only fresh vegetables and fruit, but also other homemade products and home-grown produce.
An authentic taste at tourist farms
If you want to taste authentic Slovenian flavours, visit one of the countless tourist and visitor farms. Pluck juicy fruit right from the tree, taste some vegetables straight from the garden, enjoy a nice cup of fresh milk, sample meat delicacies and indulge in the freshly-baked brick oven bread that the hospitable locals will provide for you. Local winemakers will also be happy to pour you a glass of the local wine.
Let’s go to the farmer’s market
Farmer’s markets are usually the heart of a city. They are bustling with social life and offer a dazzling array of typical local flavours. You can find these markets anywhere in Slovenia. The largest and the most colourful farmer’s market is in the centre of Ljubljana. In Maribor you can visit the modern market by the Drava River, or the organic market on Main Square. You can also get fresh vegetables, fruit, and other produce from nearby farms at the city market of Celje. Countless sea and coastal delicacies are available at the Ruba sz moje njive market in Izola. Healthy and local food is also available in many shops with organic and natural products from around Slovenia. The old city centre of Kranj could be called the ecological centre, as it boasts countless boutique ecological shops .