Farmer's shops — escape to the country

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Escape all that’s urban and get into the fresh air: Right outside the gates of Germany's cities, you’ll find marvelous fields, pretty forests and wide romantic landscapes with meandering cycle paths that slide you past rustic country stores and farms. Here you’ll find freshly harvested products directly from their fields, as well as all of the tasty specialties of the region. Apples, potatoes, asparagus or pumpkins; fresh eggs from happy hens and high-quality meat from grass-fed cattle—you’ll find it all just outside the city. To turn your shopping trip into a truly wholesome experience, add in a couple of tastings of homemade, traditional country fare. The following 15 country shops only represent a small number of the many places you will find around your home. So, get on your bike and enjoy the countryside.

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    On the eastern edge of the Rostock Heath lies Meyers Hausstelle, a certified organic farm with a pretty farm shop, forest café, beer garden and small farm. Here cackle chickens, ducks and geese bred dwarf bus, goats and sheep are kept. You only get high-quality food and plenty of spouts - the secret ingredients for a good quality and a wonderful taste experience.

    In the in-house farm shop are therefore sausage products, eggs and honey and Christmas poultry. There are also homemade jams and jellies made from ripe fruit. In addition to its own products, the farm shop team also offers goods from selected dealers in the region, including sweets, spirits and wines.

    Tip: For those who already have mouth water, visit the Waldcafé and restaurant with beer garden. There are both hearty dishes with game or poultry, as well as sweet, homemade cakes and pies.

    getting there
    From the center of Rostock it is only 22 km by bike to Meyers Hausstelle
     
    Opening times farm shop
    April, November and December
    Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am - 6pm

    May until October
    Thursday to Monday: 10am - 6pm

    meyers-hausstelle.de

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    Hof Villa Wittschap

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    Did not know the keel in the Hanseatic League was

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    Arne
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    In the goat cheese dairy, 23 different types of raw milk cheese are made from 100% goat's milk. In the farm shop you can also stock up on goat's milk and goat's yoghurt. Even the Wiesencafé is bio-controlled, the menu is made up of the farm's own produce and local produce. From goat milk to goat cheese, all dairy products come from the farm.

    The herd of dairy herds consists of 113 dairy goats, of which 104 are milked, as well as 2 breeding goats. The animals can move freely throughout the year. Except for the breeding lambs, all kids stay with their mothers or aunts.

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    On Saturday at 6 pm, you can go to the milking parlor, learn all about goats and milking, and even try out what it's like to milk a goat.

    getting there
    By bike 15km from Kremmen station

    Opening hours Café & farm shop
    Friday 11am - 7pm
    Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 9am - 7pm

    guter-ziegenkaese.de

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    In former times a manorial estate, Gut Schmerwitz is today a family farm. In the middle of the Hoher Fläming Nature Park, it is produced here in accordance with the guidelines of the Bioland Association in a closed material cycle that enables the conservation of natural resources for present and future generations. The focus is on field and vegetable production, sheep breeding, poultry farming, pig breeding and mast and the closely matched direct marketing of the products.

    In the farm shop there are in addition to farm products high-quality organic food from the region. Farm visits are possible by appointment.

    getting there
    By bike 7km from the station Wiesenburg

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    gut-schmerwitz.de

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    Located in the old village of Wandlitz, about 30 km north of Berlin, is the organic farm Gerstel. For many years, Holger and Katrin Gerstel have been doing without any synthetic spraying and fertilizers as well as genetically manipulated seeds and seedlings and thus earned the organic quality seal. They cultivate 50 hectares of arable land, 7 hectares of grassland and 7 hectares of forest, the main crop being agriculture.
     
    The range in the farm shop leaves nothing to be desired and includes a variety of vegetables (salad, kohlrabi, beetroot, potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, etc.), a large selection of herbs (parsley, thyme, basil, sage, etc.), homemade fruit spreads and syrups, honey and eggs from the farm's own laying hens. There are also pasta, oils, organic wines, soaps, decorative items, ceramics and self-sewn.

    getting there
    By bike it is about 30 km from Alexanderplatz in Berlin to Biohof Gerstel. If the way back is too long for you, you can cycle to the center of Wandlitz, which is only 1 km away, and from there take the train.

    Opening times farm shop
    Friday: 9am - 6pm
    Saturday: 9am - 1pm

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    In the middle of the beautiful heath lies the farm of the Drewes family in Hermannsburg with a focus on arable farming and suckler cow husbandry. To the right and left of the courtyard is a colorful sea of ​​flowers that shows its full splendor in summer. Arriving at the farm shop you will find a wide selection of regional and seasonal products. Fresh eggs from free-range chickens, heather potatoes, tomatoes and cucumbers, pumpkins in the fall, wine, cheese, jams, pasta, sausages and much more.

    Tip: In the yard you can take flowers for self-cutting.

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 12.30 pm, 2 - 6 pm
    Saturday: 8am - 1pm

    Tel .: 05052/502

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    For a long time, this farm has been handed down from generation to generation and now it has been the farmer's turn Klaus and realized his dream.

    The result is an ecological agriculture with fruit and vegetables (potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, etc.). A farm shop was opened, but not directly on the farm but in the district town Beeskow. There, the fruit and vegetables are sold, together with other products from the organic wholesaling.

    getting there
    On foot or by bike 1km from the station Beeskow

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday: 10-18 clock
    Tuesday: 10-18 clock
    Thursday: 10-18 clock
    Friday: 10-16 clock

    phone
    03366 520646

    biohof-von-bauer-klaus.de

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    Bio Bauernhof Dietrich nahe Erlangen

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    At the Angushof there is not only meat, sausage, canned and ready meals, but also homemade bread (always on Thursdays, by reservation!), Fresh eggs and potatoes.

    Address:
    Angushof Dittrich, Lindenweg 8, 91320 Ebermannstadt / OT Rüssenbach

    Tel. 09194-8950 or 0172-8919461, E-Mail: metzgerei@angushof-dittrich.de

    Opening hours:
    Friday from 9 to 18 o'clock
    Saturday from 9 to 13 o'clock and after telephone agreement.

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    Landgut Nemt unweit von Leipzig

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    To the east of Leipzig, in Wurzen, the Döbelt brothers have built up a 100% organic farm with delivery service and court café. For the two of them it was clear that they wanted to produce healthy food whose origin is comprehensible. With great enthusiasm and commitment, they have therefore committed themselves to the production of high-quality fresh produce. The milk is obtained exclusively from cows of the estate. This results in super tasty products, i.a. traditionally made fresh milk, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and cheese. Other organic products, such as meat, eggs from free-range chickens, fruits and vegetables, etc., there are of course also to buy.

    The farm shop also offers a large assortment of bread specialties and baked goods from our own production. If you want, you can try some of the delicious home-made cream cakes, tarts, butter biscuits and quark cake directly on site on the sun terrace.

    Tip: In the summer you should not miss the homemade ice cream.

    getting there
    From Leipzig Central Station, it is about 30 km to the estate Nemt. If the route back is too far, just take the S-Bahn from Wurzen to Leipzig city center.

    Opening times farm shop
    April to September
    Tuesday: 7am - 2pm
    Wednesday: 7am - 5pm
    Thursday and Friday: 7am - 6pm
    Saturday: 7 - 14 o'clock
    Sunday: 2 - 6 pm

    October to March
    same opening hours see above, only closed on sundays

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    Gärtnerhof Sandhausen bei Bremen

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    At the gates of the Hanseatic city of Bremen, Martin Clausen and Susanne Niemeck have set up their organic farm - the Gärtnerhof Sandhausen. In the greenhouses of the demeter farm, depending on the season, various types of vegetables are cultivated, including lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and aubergines. In the farm shop, these products are harvested fresh depending on the season. The offer will be increased with products from organic wholesalers. In addition to fruit and many types of bread and cheese, there are around 1,000 different foods - all of them in the best organic quality.

    Meat and sausage fans also get their money's worth on the farm. Every week there is fresh produce - either from our own farm, home to a Limousin herd of dairy herds, or from friendly organic butcheries.

    Tip: If you have a local fruit tree in the garden, you can bring apples, pears and Co. in the fall and let it squeeze its own juice in the farm cider mill.

    getting there
    The Bremen Town Musicians in the city center are only 14 km by bike to the Gärtnerhof Sandhausen.

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday: 11am - 6pm
    Wednesday: 11am - 6pm
    Friday: 11 am - 6.30 pm

    Opening cider mill
    10 weeks from the end of August to the beginning of November (more information from the beginning of August on tel. 04221 - 94 53 70)

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    Gut Pesterwitz kurz vor Dresden

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    The estate Pesterwitz is idyllically situated on a mountain range between Elbe Valley and Ore Mountains southwest of Dresden. Fruit and wine thrive here on approximately 58 hectares, including an incredible 27 different varieties of apples and sweet cherries. In the farm shop, therefore, everyone finds his favorite delicacy. The sweet fruits are also available as fruit juice and nectar and can be bought in homemade spreads. Pesterwitzer delicacies, such as champagne, white, red or rosé wine, are also available in the farm shop. In addition, you will find on the shelves all sorts of other things, e.g. fresh milk and mill products, eggs, herbal teas and organic oils.

    Tip: In the season you can pick your favorite fruits yourself. Then the fruit tastes so good again.

    And who has fallen in love with the visit to the Gut Pesterwitz, should come here again in winter, because the Christmas and Advent season is something very special. The large wooden pyramid shines, the freshly cut Christmas trees from our own production are waiting for your Christmas tree decorations and the mulled wine smells wonderful.

    getting there
    By bike the Gut Pesterwitz is only about 9 km away from the Dresdner Neumarkt.

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm
    Saturday: 8 - 12 o'clock

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    At the Getrudenhof, not far from Cologne, Peter Zens shows country life in all its beauty. On more than 130 hectares, he cultivates a colorful variety of potatoes, vegetables, fruits and flowers in his fields and sells them directly on site. As a special highlight you will find crooked cucumbers, small apples or potatoes in unusual shapes in the farmer's market. Because for the Gertrudenhof team, these foods are just as much on the plate as the "perfect" shaped specimens. The farm's own range is supplemented by products from partner farms in the region and selected organic goods. There is also daily freshly baked bread.

    If you want to taste the delicacies right on the spot, you should make your way to the feasting place of the farm: the only popular dishes are the fresh vegetables from the farm. "I am from here" is also the name of the plant paradise. All year round there is a large selection of bedding and balcony plants at fair prices.

    Tip for little day-trippers: At the petting zoo, goats, sheep, ponies, alpacas, rabbits and Co. look forward to a visit. They make little children's eyes shine.

    getting there
    By bike it is only about 10 km from the center of Cologne to the Gertrudenhof.

    Opening Farmers Market
    Monday to Saturday: 8am - 7pm
    Sunday and public holidays: 11am - 4pm

    Opening hours gourmet station and petting zoo
    Monday to Saturday: 8am - 7pm
    Sunday and public holidays: 9am - 7pm

    Opening floristry workshop
    Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
    Sunday and public holidays: 11am - 4pm

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    Frankie's Hofladen bei Nürnberg

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    The bumblebee "Frankie" is the trademark of the Weißmann family, which specializes in growing tomatoes in Poppenreuth near Nuremberg. On 7,000 m² of glass surface grow over 12 different varieties, which are harvested fresh every day, allowing flavor and ingredients to fully develop - and you can taste it.

    In the farm shop, run by daughter Corinna, there is much more to discover than red vegetables. Sold here are u.a. Fruit, meat, cheese and yoghurt as well as homemade jams, chutneys, liqueurs and bread (fresh from the oven on Fridays). Cakes based on old family recipes are always available on Thursdays and Fridays. Whether mousse-au-chocolat cake or poppy seed - which treat is currently being offered, you can read on the shop's Facebook page (facebook.com/frankies.hofladen).

    That works here with great attention to detail, is shown not only in the neat decoration of the farm shop, but on smart ideas such. the recipe wall. Here you will find out what you can do with the seasonal products on the table.

    getting there
    From the old town of Nuremberg it is only about 9 km by bike to Frankie's farm shop.

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday to Thursday: 8.30am - 1pm, 3 - 6pm
    Friday: 8.30am - 6pm
    Saturday: 8.30am - 1pm

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    Quellenhof nahe Frankfurt am Main

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    The Quellenhof in the old center of Steinbach is worth a visit. What began as a "bio-experiment" is today a well-established demeter farm with more than 17 hectares of land on which cereals, potatoes, vegetables and fruit are grown. In the pretty farm shop, the Heinrich family, in addition to their own harvest-fresh products (including potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, asparagus, apples) offers a range of more than 2,000 certified and strictly controlled organic treats.

    Since his son Sven followed in the footsteps of his father in the spring of 2014, there are also animals on the Quellenhof: cattle and a lively group of geese. Again, bio is capitalized. The meat is available on pre-order directly from the farm to buy.

    Tip: The Quellenhof has a small café. Here you can treat yourself to coffee and cake.

    getting there
    By bike it is about 13 km from Frankfurt city center to Quellenhof.

    Opening times farm shop
    Monday, Thursday and Friday: 8am - 7pm
    Tuesday: 8am - 1pm
    Wednesday: 3 - 8 pm
    Saturday: 8 am - 4.30 pm

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    Adjacent to the nature reserve Schwarzhölzl lies the demeter garden nursery Obergrashof in the north of the city of Munich. On more than 140 hectares of open land and 1,500 square meters of cultivation under foil organic vegetables are produced at its finest, which comes directly from the field in the cozy farm shop. Throughout the year, you can try over 50 different types of vegetables from our own production with over 150 different varieties. Among them are real rarities, such as Light roots, old potato varieties, Andean berries or rare tomato varieties.

    The sheep's milk from their own animals is available from May to October. Milk, cheese, quark, yoghurt and ricotta are part of the range during this time. The meat sale of lambs and cattle takes place about every two months. The farm products are also covered by fruit, eggs, baked goods, drinks, dry goods and much more. added.

    Tip: Over the course of the year, the headgrass regularly organizes hands-on activities, e.g. Stomp cabbage, pull candles or tie wreaths.

    getting there
    From Marienplatz in the old town of Munich it is about 18 km by bike to Obergrashof. If the way back is too far, just drive 4 km to the neighboring Dachau and from there take the train to Munich.

    Opening times farm shop
    Tuesday and Friday: 9am - 7pm
    Saturday: 9 - 12 o'clock

    obergrashof.de

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