I like the idea of the ‘buy local’ movement, but it can be hard living in Oslo. A lot of Norwegian produce is extremely seasonal and is often only available for a matter of weeks, before the grocery stores are back to stocking imports from Europe and further afield.
Seafood is the exception. Norway is renowned for its bountiful fresh fish, either farmed or plucked straight from the North Sea.
One of the best places to buy it is straight from the fishermen at the Indre Oslofjord Fiskelag, a fish market that dates back more than a thousand years. The boats come straight in from the fjord, and sell from the docks from 07:00 until whenever the catch is sold out. Check the facebook page to see what the following morning’s catch will be – prawns, cod, sole and mackrell are common varieties.