Promotion and sale of Slovak traditional products on farmers´ markets
The National Rural Network of Slovakia used RDP funds to support the organization of farmers´ markets in different Slovak regions.
The NRDN decided to use funds provided under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) to support the organization of farmers´ markets in different Slovak regions. Some of the markets were organised as stand-alone activities (e.g. Christmas Farmers´ Markets) while other markets were organised as a part of other bigger socio-cultural events.
The members of the NRDN organised, facilitated and partially financed the events. The NRDN was also responsible for administering and coordinating the stakeholders involved as well as for the communication with the participating farmers.
24 farmers´ markets were organized for around 50 000 visitors involving 356 stallholders, both farmers and craftsmen.
The NRDN succeeded in motivating people to continue to organize farmers´ markets regularly, either in the capital city of Bratislava or in other towns in various Slovak regions, without direct support by the NRDN.
Farmers´ markets contributed to the promotion and selling of high quality Slovak agricultural, food and handicraft products, and to the promotion of regional attractions and folk art