Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Farmer's Market in Speyer, Germany

In Germany, due to limited space for growing crops, farmers are finding many niches to maximize profits, including selling their products directly to consumers through farmer's markets. I have many fond memories of helping my family at our stand at farmer's markets in Maryland as a child, so visiting this market brought back many wonderful memories of the energy of the people, the sights of the various goods, and the glorious smells of the variety of foods that can be found at farmer's markets.


A few antique tractors were on display, including this Massey Ferguson. Victor, the son of our tour leader, thoroughly enjoyed the market.


What a crowd! The main street of the city was packed with booths, including homemade plum butter, being cooked on the spot, a sheep shearing demonstration, ovens filled with fresh bread, and beautiful displays of fall vegetables.



Here I am by this fun family of bales.

We found a waffle bakery at the foot of the cathedral in Speyer. The cathedral has a beautiful dome and many kings and other royal family members are buried beneath the cathedral.

That waffle looked and tasted SO good!


Mmmm....Victor thinks that is one good waffle!
First attempt at posting a video on my blog...hope this works...

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3 comments:

  1. Wow, there's a ton of people that visit the farmers market over there! Great sights!

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  2. Great photos Sarah! I especially like the one with the pretty lady in front of the family of bales.

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  3. These posts are so awesome Sarah! Thanks for keeping in touch with all of us state-siders through this blog! Love the bale family!!

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