Farmers Market

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Gengenbach, Germany
Farmers Market - Farmers market
Farmers Market - Farmers market
Farmers Market - Presentation of a 1940 threshing machine
Farmers Market - Presentation of a 1940 threshing machine
Farmers Market - Presentation of a 1940 threshing machine
Farmers Market - Presentation of a 1940 threshing machine
Farmers Market - Presentation of a 1940 threshing machine

Farmers Market Gengenbach Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Farmers Market and Presentation of Old Farming Techniques Jan 27, 2017
The farmers market takes place in the main square in front ot the town hall every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Merchandise is mostly fresh fruit and veggies, so if you need a healthy snack, you'll find a wide selection. You will also find imported fruit and veggies, but some of the merchants are really local producers selling what's in season. The Kinzig valley is a fruit region with many orchards, in season a lot of local fruit is available.

What does one do with fruit? Eat it, cook jam, bake cakes... and make Schnaps, which is considered staple food and medicine in the Black Forest. Many orchard owners make their own and sell it on markets like this - can you spot the bottles in the first photo?

The Saturday market is in particular declared as Bauernmarkt, a traditional farmers' market. In addition to the stalls selling regional produce, there was a presentation of historical farming techniques set up to show what farming was like in former times - I suppose they do something like this every Saturday, at least in the warmer season.

It was the season of grain harvest, so they had installed a threshing machine from the World War II era, built in 1940. A group of elderly men were operating it. Working with this thing looked still hard but a lot easier than the traditional method of threshing by hand with flails.
Farmers market
Farmers market
Presentation of a 1940 threshing m…
Presentation of a 1940 threshing m…
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