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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Farmers market in Lohr am Main

Today, I thought I would give you a peek into our farmers market held every Wednesday and Saturday at the marktplatz(market square). As I told you before, ours is a very small village, hence the market too is very small. Twice a week, a few farmers from nearby villages come to sell their fresh produce of veggies, fruits, dairy products, fresh pressed juices, conserves, wines, fruit liquors..... It is encouraged to buy from these farmers not only to help them in their daily living, also that their produce is fresh and chemical free(bio as the germans call it).

Did you know that there are so different kinds of apples? At first I found it weird, but then remembered that the Indian mango is also of so many varieties all with funny names. So, why not an apple too? I have yet to learn either the names or the purpose of each apple(juice, jam, wine making??). 

Want to quench your thirst with some freshly pressed apple juice? Its available too!!!

Flowers for your loved one??

Remember the nightwatchman's tour? Guess who we bumped into?

The last countess of Lohr!! She was on her guided tour of Lohr am Main with tourists. 

My little one didn't feel it right that I clicked pictures of her when we weren't a part of the tour.

Wanna know how the weekends are in the rest of the world? Visit Unknown Mami for you will find a plenty there!!!

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  1. Wow! I just love going to the market. We have a huge open veg and fruit market close to where we stay.

    I love the pic of the Countess. As a kid, I'd yearn to wear a dress like that.

    Gorgeous pics.

  2. What a wonderful place, seems so calm and serene for some reason, even though I'm sure there's some hustle and bustle.

  3. I love these kinds of markets - it´s wonderful to stroll around and look at all the goodies! :-)

  4. This looks like a great market. Very nice photos!

  5. Love your pictures of you gorgeous market....I really miss this part of Germany! Have a wonderful Sunday!

  6. yummy!
    Bio is SO popular in Finland too.
    Just recently a huge bio shop opened in the center of Helsinki and smaller shops are coming almost every week! Good. We get fresh food!!!
    Happy Sunday!

  7. We have one of these markets in the part of München we live in, Fürstenreid. The produce is always so fresh. I especially like the fresh eggs and chickens from the farmers. I, like you, buy my produce from them hoping they will always return!

  8. Great pictures, I love that market with spectacular frames.

  9. Our small farmer's market is only open in the summer months - they had fantastic peaches, plums and figs my last visit. The hosts also always offer a reasonable meal so you can grab dinner at their tables. It's closed now but someone has opened a storefront venue for local produce that hopes to market to us through the winter months (and they're offering wonderful mushrooms - I need to get there again soon).

    I'm 100% fro buying local and in season (well, I do want year round garlic .. but most items).

    Your market also looks like a fun day out (and I'm in apple country - so I know what you mean on varieties - I think I know them, then next time you shop - there's more).

  10. What a fascinating market. Looks like a fun place to spend a day.

  11. I love Farmers Markets. It is wonderful to support locally produced food.

  12. Farmers' Markets are wonderful. I love going to them.

    It's so cool that you have these guided tours where you live. :)

  13. I know what you mean about the apples.... I was surprised when I went to the supermarket with Mandy to buy Bramley (I hope that's correct) apples to make apple tart. These apples are tangy, but are delicious when steamed with sugar! :)....

  14. Great street photography! You have me all geared up to hit the market this weekend.


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