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The landscape in this region is abrupt, and the hands that work it are strong and powerful – hands that also grow vegetables and look after animals to obtain meat, milk and eggs. There is a close relationship between humans and Mother Earth here.

Said relationship precedes the urban landscape – the 14 small municipalities established by the hardworking families of the region. We are very proud that Durangaldea is a region with deeply rural roots, built by the hard labour of the baserritarras that live and work in its country houses.

These people have kept their traditions alive; their country houses are now 21st-century endeavours adapted to the needs of modern society. Their hands now work alongside cutting-edge technology. Their work ethic of precision, cleanliness and diversity creates a diverse array of produce for the Durangaldea region.

Where better to discover our produce that at the local markets where you can meet the producers and enjoy a welcome break from the frantic pace of today’s society.

Below are the times and locations of the various markets:

  • Matiena: Wednesday, 09:00 to 13:00, calle Perulanda.
  • Durango: Plaza del Mercado (the market square), Saturday, 09:00 to 13:00; also a weekday market on Calle Azoka, 08:30 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00, and Saturdays 08:00 to 14:00h.
  • Elorrio: Friday, 08:00 to 13:00.
  • Zornotza: Sunday, 08:00 to 11:30, Ixer car park.
  • Iurreta: first and third Thursday of the month, 09:00 to 13:00, Plaza Aita San Migel.

Changes in society mean it is no longer enough to sell produce just at traditional markets. The Urkiola Rural Development Association has worked with local producers and traders to create the Durangaldea Elikadura label to identify local products.

There are currently 18 shops supplying products from 48 associated projects including vegetables, bread, preserves, meat, cheese, eggs, txakoli, cider, beer and more.

Jon, Alazne, Jaime, Ana, Roman, Berenice, Aitor, Saioa, Ibon… These people are the past and the future of our culture, and they are ready to open the doors to their homes.

If you’re ever in Durangaldea, don’t think twice about stopping in at our country houses to discover our products. If you’re shopping in the town centre, look for the “D” label that identifies our local fare and protects local producers and traders.

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