THE ACTIVITIES IN CASCINA CUCCAGNA
Cascina Cuccagna, in the heart of Milan, is where un posto a Milano came into being.
In the Porta Romana area, it is an 18th century cascina recovered for citizens’ public use. Abandoned for many years, it has been transformed into a place for meeting and socialization, thanks to the initiative of a network of citizens and associations: Associazione Consorzio Cantiere Cuccagna (ACCC).
The Cascina reopened its doors in 2012, after a conservative restoration. Since then Cascina Cuccagna has gathered around itself people, organizations and companies which make up the Cuccagna Community and which develop projects and activities linked to sustainable lifestyles, healthy diets, urban agriculture, the circular economy, the rediscovery of manual work and cultural and social integration.
In Cascina Cuccagna there are some shops, like La Fioreria, the nature travel agency Four Season and the Ciclofficina Cuccagna. In its other spaces, Cascina Cuccagna promotes initiatives and projects, such as the Mercato Agricolo della Cuccagna (Farmers’ market) and hosts public and private events which contribute to the community’s collective life.
Going through the large gate, you are welcomed by two large courtyards, a large garden, a lawn, fruit trees, herb beds and butterflies.
mercato agricolo cascina cuccagna (FARMERs’ MARKET)
The Mercato Agricolo della Cuccagna (Farmers’ market), one of the activities in Cascina Cuccagna, is present every Tuesday, from 3.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in Cascina Cuccagna. A weekly appointment to buy food directly from the farmer in the city centre.
It is not an ordinary market, but an initiative which is part of the participatory context of Cascina Cuccagna in Milano, and which contributes to making this place a farming outpose in the metropolis.
You will find local product of which it is possible to know for certain the origin, seasonal products for a diet that follows the cycle of the nature, organic products, which have all come to the cascina thanks to the short supply chain.
To consult the complete and updated list of the farmers of the Mercato Agricolo della Cuccagna, click here.
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