Farmer’s autumn market, Haga, Gothenburg

Saturday morning marketing in Haga, Gothenburg. Picking up autumn harvests for sale from farms in the surrounding region of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson & CM Cordeiro 2019

It was a dark and stormy night…

Well, no. Not quite. But yesterday morning was a little wet and windy to do some proper marketing. Still, the charming cobbled streets of Haga in Gothenburg is always inviting, rain or shine.

This weekend, the stones were slick with autumn rain, and the season’s farmer’s market was set in a background of light grey skies. It didn’t quite stop the crowds from doing their Saturday morning marketing. Farmers from the surrounding regions to the city of Gothenburg bring their autumn harvests to the streets of Haga for sale. We couldn’t pass on the opportunity to purchase some gorgeously fresh and beautiful produce, where we’ll get a chance to meet with the farmers themselves when at their stall. If anything, the windswept canopies and newly rained on fruits and vegetables looked all the more inviting, sitting there to be picked for your table.

Another fun greeting at Haga is a new art installation, inaugurated in early June 2019. Called Hagavågen, the artwork is the result of a collaboration between two artists, a musician and some 200 school children. Colourful and playful, it’s perfect eye candy sitting places for visitors to Haga.

Zucchinis / courgettes, a summer squash, looking brilliant soaked in rain water.

A variety of homemade marmalades made from flowers, friuts and vegetables.

New art installation by Erik Rören and Signe Johannessen located in Haga.

On June 5, the Hagavågen artwork was inaugurated. This piece was a collaborative effort between the artists and 200 children at the school in Haga, together with musician Magnus Holmén.