Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Farmer's Market (Na Farmarskem trhu; zemědělců na trhu), Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

A few weeks ago we were delighted to learn that a new Farmer's Market was opening near the Vltava River next to downtown Ceske Budejovice. This is open every other Wednesday, from 0800 - 1700 hrs. It has easy parking by the river and a wonderful view while purchasing your favorite items from local growers and vendors!

Since it is still early spring and not too many fresh vegetables are yet at harvestable stage, a variety of stored fruits/vegetables and other farm products are for sale.
Here we find an artisan selling decorated Easter Eggs (Velikonoční vajíčka), similar to the ones we made in Plastovice a few weeks earlier (see previous posting):

A common snack at Farmer's Markets is often some type of potatoes! Here are spiral cut potatoes, Smazene Bramborove Spiralky!
Mark seems to be enjoying these quite immensely! Will he share them with all of us? They smell pretty tasty...
Still others are frying up the traditional Czech potato pancakes, spiced with marjoram! These are HUGE sizes!
Numerous apple vendors are selling Czech varieties. We buy a few, thinking of a future Apfelstudel or maybe a cherry-apple pie...
Plants, of course, are in numerous supply....such as small rock garden perennials,
or bare root fruit trees.

Jam, flavored oil and honey vendors abound, with all sorts of options to choose from...


Then....we find the ultimate! Fresh lamb for sale! We have not found this anywhere in the Czech Republic to date....
seems like some fresh lamb chops are on the dinner menu tonight!
Other meat vendors offer the traditional sausages and smoked meats.
Spice vendors abound, offering typical mixes of spices and herbs. We have to get more paprika....it seems to have a short half-life in our kitchen!
So....do stop by and support this market every other Wednesday and enjoy a tasty view of the Vltava River! We'll look forward to seeing you there.

Disclaimer: This blog is not an official University of Minnesota or Fulbright Program blog. The views expressed are my own and not those of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State or any of its partner organizations, or the University of Minnesota.

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