With the spirit of agriculture with which the fair started 50 years ago. You will be able to enjoy the display of bread baskets, exhibitions, competitions, a gastronomic tour, and discounts on freshly picked produce from the local allotment.
Now, here, for the planet
This year sees Barcelona host the 7th Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Global Forum, the first international city pact on food, underlining the strategic role of cities in the development of sustainable food systems.
The city thus becomes the World Sustainable Food Capital for 2021, a year when over ninety sustainable food projects and policies are to be developed through a schedule stretching from the start of the year until December.
Did you know that...
Poor nutrition is linked to 70% of the deathscaused by chronic non–communicable diseases
The agrifood system is responsible for between 21% and 37% of global greenhouse gas emissions
Over 68% of Barcelona residents are willing to buy organic and local food in order to help deal with the climate emergency
Fira de Sant Isidre
48 h of urban agriculture and greenery
Barcelona has been twinned with Paris and some twenty other European cities to present the city’s green and agricultural spaces. Patios, terraces and allotments will be opening up in the city and parks and green areas visited.
The fair for ecological and responsible-consumption produce is holding its 27th edition this year, with 350 exhibitors and over 400 in-person and online parallel activities, under the slogan “Change the world, consume bio and local”.
Second edition of the City and Science Biennale
Sustainable food will be one of the central themes of the City and Science Biennale. There will be six days of open exploration and reflection on scientific knowledge.
Meetings and conferences
Barcelona is also holding other food-related events, such as the European Agroecology Congress in June and the Aplec d’Horts Urbans (Urban Allotments Meeting) in the autumn.
Exhibitions and activities at the city’s museums
At the MUHBA, there’s a chance to see the exhibition ‘Feeding Barcelona, from Bàrcino to the Global World’. Elsewhere, pollinators take centre stage in ‘More than Bees’ at the Museum of Natural Sciences. MACBA's cuisine will also be active througout the year.
On Plaça dels Somnis, Tibidabo
The seasonal menus will be included among the eating options at the park. There’s also a new show about food to enjoy, with courses for kids also being offered in collaboration with the Fundació Alícia.
Participation in major events in the city
La Mercè, the Biennial of Thought and the City and Science Biennial will also be including activities, lectures and debates on the challenges of sustainable food in their programmes this year.
Barcelona's food fairs, festivals and markets
Barcelona’s traditional food events, such as the Market of Markets and BioCultura, will also feature activities within the framework of the city’s role as the sustainable food capital.
Sustainable Food Week
Held in October and aimed at the general public, this series of activities is designed to foster healthy and accessible diets for all, driven by sustainable local economies.
7th Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Global Forum
The 210 cities from around the globe which signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact will be debating the link between food and the climate emergency from 19 to 21 October 2021.
07/05/2021 - 09:55 h Join the sustainable food activity series
During the months of May, June and July, entitled “Suma’t a l’alimentació sostenible!” to show how we can transition towards eating sustainable food.
19/04/2021 - 09:22 h “We need a mental revolution, not only to change our individual eating habits, but to change the social reality around us”
Interview with Dr. Joan Benach, director of the Health Inequalities Research Group – Employment Conditions Network (GREDS-EMCONET) on public health and the pandemic’s impact on the most vulnerable people.
06/04/2021 - 09:55 h The “Impulsem el que fas” [“We promote what you do”] call includes a line of grants and subsidies for sustainable food and responsible consumption
This year "Impulsem el que fas" [“We promote what you do”] call has added a specific modality directly related to Barcelona as the world sustainable food capital.
01/04/2021 - 19:29 h Where to find local organic seasonal produce?
Here is our round-up of establishments in Barcelona where you can find sustainable foods.