Do you live in Luxembourg and want to consume in an eco-responsible way? Would you like to shop at the market or at a local producer to eat fresh, organic produce without waste? This section is for you.
Here you'll find some of the local markets and producers where you can stock up on fresh produce. We've also listed the various stores where you can buy bulk produce. Opt for natural, organic and local food. Eat eco-responsibly in Luxembourg.
Shopping at local markets in Luxembourg
Markets in Luxembourg City
Every week, the various markets in Luxembourg City offer fresh, locally-produced produce. You can find them at the following locations:
Traditionally located at Place Guillaume II, this market takes place twice a week at the Knuedler on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7.30am to 2pm, in the Luxembourg-Ville-Haute district.
Close to the Hamilius streetcar stop, this traditional market offers dozens of stalls selling local products from Luxembourg and the Greater Region. During the Octave period, the market moves to the Champs du Glacis at Limpertsberg .
Stalls sell fish, meat, cheese, flowers, vegetables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as Greek and Italian products. It recently opened a "Food Village", open from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m., to offer local workers convivial street-food lunch breaks and more.
Located on the Place de Paris in the Gare district, this market features a dozen typical stalls on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30am to 2:00pm. You'll also find fruit and vegetables, roast chicken and ready-made meals for lunch. Ideal for a summer lunch break before a coffee on one of the square's sunny terraces.
The Bouneweger Maart takes place on Place Léon XIII, Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, in the district of Luxembourg-Bonnevoie district. This market features a small number of stalls (less than ten) selling local, seasonal produce. You'll also find jams, apple juice, honey and textiles. More than just a market, the Bouneweger Maart is also a place for friendly encounters.
The Glacismaart is a Luxembourg institution. It takes place on the Place du Glacis every 3rd Sunday of the month, from March to November, from 10am to 5pm. The Glacismaart takes a break in August for the Schueberfouer. Easy to get to, it's a meeting point for hundreds of people, as soon as the warm weather arrives in Luxembourg.
A landmark in the Limperstberg district, the Glacismaart is a must for lovers of fresh produce and Sunday shopping .
You'll findfood, including fresh produce from Luxembourg's terroir. But bargain hunters can also find handicrafts, second-hand goods, decorative items,clothing and leather goods . Visitors can also buy plants and flowers. Le Glacismaart also offers entertainment for children, as well as snacks and snacks on site.
Esch-sur-Alzette, twice-weekly market
The Esch-sur-Alzette town market takes place on Rue de l'Alzette every Tuesday and Friday from 7am to 12pm. You'll find fresh produce, grilled chicken, flowers,...
Strassen, fortnightly market
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, the Commune of Strassen organizes a market where you can shop for organic produce. The market takes place from 4pm to 7pm in the parking lot of the Centre Culturel Paul Barblé in Strassen.
Town of Sandweiler, fortnightly market
Sandweiler offers a market every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month on Place Jemp Stein (in the middle of Rue Principale) from 4pm to 7pm (8pm in summer).
Looking for a market closer to home? Ask your local council. It's likely to have a local market where you can buy fresh, organic produce.
Luxembourg producers: buy organic fruit and fresh vegetables
Here you'll find a selection of local brands offering baskets of fresh or organic fruit and vegetables for local, fair-trade consumption.
Sandrine and her fresh baskets: Gault&Millau personality
Sandrine Pingeon sells her own production of fresh, local, seasonal fruit and vegetables from her family farm in Munsbach (commune of Schuttrange). In collaboration with a number of local suppliers, she offers a wide range of quality organic products in addition to her locally-produced fruit and vegetables: eggs, cheeses, charcuterie, breads, etc.
On the spot, everyone fills their baskets at very reasonable prices. Although a little far from the city center, Sandrine and her baskets are renowned throughout Luxembourg. Renowned Luxembourg chefs, including Michelin-starred chefs, come to buy from her!
And Sandrine was named Personality of the Year 2018 by Gault&Millau Belux!
The little plus? The choice, the friendly welcome and the change of scenery.
Terra Coop, and its concept of associative market gardening
Terra Coop is an AMAP (Association pour le Maintien de l'Agriculture Paysanne) in Luxembourg, Rue Eicherfeld. Terra Coop also sells its ecologically grown and regenerative market garden produce at the Bonnevoie market.
But Terra Coop also offers people who don't have a garden the chance to take an active part in growing their own fruit and vegetables. You don't have the time to grow your own fruit and vegetables? Don't worry, you can become a member and consume fresh, local produce. All you have to do is join the association and pay a membership fee. Each week, you'll receive a basket containing your weekly harvest (fruit, vegetables, roots, herbs, etc.).
The products in your basket are fresh, organic, seasonal and local, but the contents are not revealed to you before you order!
Le Chat Biotté and its bunches of organic vegetables
Le Chat Biotté also offers baskets of 100% organic fruit and vegetables (known as "bio bottes", a reference to the brand's name). These organic baskets arrive directly at your home or workplace.
Le Chat Biotté offers almost exclusively local produce from surrounding farms. You'll find 3 different types of box: the all-fruit energy box, the all-vegetable vegetarian box and the fruit-and-vegetable balance box.
The service operates on a subscription basis (from one month to one year) and offers very good value for money.
The little extra? Recipes included in your order!
Co-labor, reinsertion and ecology
Located in Walferdange, Co-labor is first and foremost a socially and environmentally responsible company. Co-Labor preserves and develops our environment. It offers baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables produced in an ecologically responsible way.
Each "Grenge-Kuerf" basket offers organic fruit, vegetables and salads from local orchards and vegetable gardens. When production declines in our region, these are supplemented by other organic fruits and vegetables from the region or Europe. Co-labor also offers organic bread, honey, juice and eggs.
The little extra? A wide variety of products in different sizes for every family! Pick-up in Walferdange or Luxembourg and home delivery available.
Responsible consumption in Luxembourg
More information on responsible eating in Luxembourg
To find out more about responsible eating in Luxembourg, visit changeonsdemenu. lu. Created in collaboration between SOS Faim and Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the site provides a wealth of information on how to eat ecologically and responsibly.
You can find tips on how to consume better. You can even have fun calculating your food footprint. Our verdict is "Good, but we can do better"! Find out how to improve...
An interactive map of responsible food structures in Luxembourg lists local producers, sales outlets, processing facilities and even citizen initiatives. Ideal for consuming or sourcing in an environmentally responsible way in Luxembourg.
Bulk shopping in Luxembourg
Shopping in bulk is not yet very developed in Luxembourg, except of course at local markets. Some retailers even offer returnable containers to encourage reuse.
Bulk sections in supermarkets
Nevertheless, more and more supermarkets and mini-markets are offering bulk produce sections. You can buy both food and non-food products. Prices are not always lower than you might expect. What's more, some butchery and cheese departments will serve food in your own containers. Remember to take them along with your reusable bags when you go shopping.
Zero waste stores
In the zero-waste sector, Buttek-Mosaïk in Filsdorf is a fine fair trade initiative run by volunteers. Open from Monday to Thursday, the store donates its profits to the Action pour un Monde Uni association.
Kilogram.lu is a social impact company based in Capellen. Orders can be placed online and delivered to your home or to collection points. Food jars are returnable. A store has just opened in Capellen.
Co-labor boutiques also offer bulk products.
Gielt-Band - Yellow ribbon: "Here you can pick".
If you see a yellow ribbon on a tree with this inscription "Here you can pick", don't hesitate to pick fruit from the tree.
Launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Sylvicol (Luxembourg's association of local authorities), this initiative aims to reduce waste and promote solidarity by authorizing free picking for personal use.
Community gardens in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a city where prices per square meter are high. The result? Many people don't have a private garden in which to plant or grow fruit, vegetables, herbs and vegetables.
In response, the City of Luxembourg and a growing number of communes are offering an original and innovative concept: community gardens!
Grow your own fruit and vegetables even if you don't have your own garden
Created for people who don't have a private garden, community gardens enable them to grow flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit at a very reasonable price.
First set up in 2013 in the Bonnevoie district of Luxembourg City, community gardens are now more widespread. The districts of Limpertsberg, Vallée de la Pétrusse and Pfaffenthal also offer community gardens to their residents.
Each community garden is made up of a "communal" area and several "private" plots. These plots can be cultivated alone, with family or friends. Individual plots measure around 4 by 2 meters, and can be used to grow several plants.
Environmentally-friendly meeting places
Another important criterion for the City of Luxembourg's community gardens is that they are cultivated in an environmentally-friendly manner. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers are banned, as are GMOs. Compost bins are also available.
Exclusively reserved for residents of the neighborhoods in which they are set up, these gardens are created with sustainable development in mind. The aim is also to create a convivial atmosphere among friends and resident neighbors. Picnic tables are provided.
What's more, the City of Luxembourg offers every resident who rents a plot of land the opportunity to receive training from a professional gardener, so that they can optimize the cultivation of their plot.
Interested in community gardens?
Are you interested in the concept and would like a plot of land on which to grow a garden? Contact one of Luxembourg City's environmental delegates to find out if plots are still available on telephone number 4796-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your local administration if you don't live in Luxembourg City.
You can also log on to the Eise gaart website, the portal for community vegetable gardens in Luxembourg. The site presents shared gardens in Luxembourg and how to join one. You'll also find information on ecological gardening and a diary of events in and around vegetable gardens at national level. Produced in partnership with CELL - Center for Ecological Learning Luxembourg, the site is published in French, English and German.
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