Old town farmers market, Nyon, Switzerland

by Gigi Griffis
bullheart tomatoes for sale at Nyon farmers market

Hello, zucchini blossoms! Bonjour, mushrooms! Delighted to see you here, herb-covered cheese!

The farmers market in the smallish town of Nyon, about 20 minutes from Geneva along the lake, is modestly sized, but has a little of everything. Expect plenty of fresh produce, jarred goods, flowers, cheeses, and breads – everything you might need for a lovely picnic lunch in Nyon’s nearby lakefront park.

Here are the details. Bon appetit!

How to get to the Nyon farmers market

The market sprawls along several streets in Nyon’s old town. Make your way here and you’ll find it.

When to go

The market opens Saturday mornings around 9 a.m. – rather late as markets go – and runs until 14:00 (2 p.m.). The same market runs on Thursdays starting at 7 a.m. and closing up shop at noon.

What to expect

Veggies, fruit, mushrooms, jams, breads, cheeses, pastries, and flowers.


Locals speak French. If you don’t speak the language, though, never fear. Pretty much every farmers market vendor I’ve ever purchased from was perfectly willing to pantomime with tourists. (And some vendors will speak English.)

What (else) to do in Nyon

There’s a lovely park down by the waterfront in Nyon and the old town is a very cute place for a stroll. If you’re into hiking, the Sentier des Toblerones (Toblerone Trail) starts nearby and winds through old anti-tank fortifications along a stream that runs up into the hills. The prettiest part of the walk starts in Vich and stretches north.

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