I’ve only been to a few Berlin markets, but so far my favorite is the Winterfeldtplatz Farmers Market. We usually go on Saturdays but it is also open on Wednesdays. I once saw on TV someone describing going to a local farmers market in Europe as an experience like no other, wherein you tell your vendor when and for what you will be using your produce for and he/she will pick it for you, even give you recommendations on how to cook it. I’ve always wanted that experience, and in Winterfeldtplatz I finally did!
The location is a park beside a Catholic Church.
Usually our first stop is this man.
These pictures were taken on the last day of Asparagus season. I am not very familiar with asparagus because it’s a bit expensive to buy in Asia, so I asked him how to prepare it. He told me hot to snap off the ends, and that his favorite way to prepare it is the classic Italian style of just coating with olive oil and seasoning with salt, pepper and grated parmesan cheese and baking it in the oven. He said if we wanted we can also add some cherry tomatoes in the mix. We ate the asparagus in this way everyday until we consumed it and we were in heaven.
All his produce are organic: honeys, bread, potatoes (I am not such a fan of his potatoes coz I find that they grow eyes faster than others) and now BLUEBERRIES! His small blueberries are so sweet and perfect for mixing in with our morning cereal!
Organic butcher. This is definitely more expensive than Kaiser, but the meat is more premium. These guys who were selling Raspberries too cheap, 3 packs for €2. Beware! I had to dispose of more than half the raspberries and eat everything in one sitting because most of them already had spores. Turkish fruit vendors. Not all of their stuff were great, but the fun in these Farmers market is in trying different fruits/vegetables and vendors and figuring out for yourself which are the best ones! Massive Turkish bread for only €1/pc! We always go back for these because they are so soft and great value.
Check out the young shopkeeper at this deli. What a helpful boy!Another thing I come back for are the flowers. Nowhere else can I find 3/4 pots of flowers for only €5. My balcony garden is finally complete.
There are so many other products to buy there like:
- artisanal oils
- wines & spirits
- other deli products
- non-food like household goods, etc.
- Food stalls
There are also vendors that sell super cheap, but you pick your own produce and just give it to them to pack and tell you how much. Sometimes it’s not so good to go to them because the products are not as good. There are also time when we just buy it in the nearby Kaiser or in Lidl because there are some items that are just cheaper and the quality is the same.
But it is a lot of fun every time we go, because we also eat in nearby restaurants beforehand like IXTHYS and Berlin Burrito Company. After the market, we also love eating ice cream in nearby Dolce Freddo, which is the next post! Please come by in a few days to read it! I will also do a post on the surrounding restos that we try.
Hope you enjoyed my photos of the Winterfeldtplatz Saturday Farmers Market!
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- Wednesdays 8am – 2pm
- Saturdays 8am – 4pm
- Closed on public holidays
For a nice snack befor/after Winterfeldmarkt I strongly recommend “Berkis”, the literally best greek food in town! Just around the corner.
I love finding out peoples favourites and “bests” so thank you for sharing this information, friedrich! I need to try out this greek resto. What is your favourite thing to order there?