A friend who was recently visiting asked if we had a farmers’ market around here. My first thought was "no, not really" but then smiled thinking that we do have a "market" though. It's not what we would call back home a “farmers market” (as in, more organic-type produce, more local, more hip, shall we say, with small local businesses boasting well-designed tent set-ups). But we do have a market that just celebrated its 520th year this summer. It is every Monday in the next little town over, and while it’s more of a rural town market than an urban style farmers’ market, it has a great selection of local produce, cheeses, cured meats and liquors. It also has lots of plants, baby clothes, shoes, baskets, books, and various sundries. There are a few cafés that dot the pedestrian street that make a for a great café con leche and toast pause.
Sabarís, the little town that is home to the market, has a long history dating to prehistoric inhabitants whose flint artifacts have been found in its estuary and date to the Mesolithic period (10,000-4,300 B.C). Later the Celts were established here for quite a while, then the Romans, before the town was officially founded by the Suebi Germanic tribe in 573 and later conquered by the Visigoths.
All dates/facts from Wikipedia.