Farmers market offers regional products, activities

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Public Affairs

Ramstein-Miesenbach will sponsor the 21st Ramstein Farmers Market Sunday in the center of town. The market will feature more than 50 regional farmers and vendors presenting their products and merchandise, craftsmanship demonstrations, an animal show, arts exhibit, children’s activities and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open 1 to 6 p.m.

Visitors of the Ramstein Farmers market can buy pumpkins and various other products made of pumpkins such as marmalade and liquor. — Photos by Stefan Layes
The farmers market in Ramstein-Miesenbach is set up in the center of town with farmers and vendors presenting their regional products.

The farmers market will officially open at 10:30 a.m. under the auspices of Ramstein-Miesenbach’s city mayor Ralf Hechler in the conference and culture center, Haus des Buergers. An ecumenical worship service to celebrate Thanksgiving will follow.

Visitors can buy fresh regional products such as fruit, corn, potatoes, pumpkins, wurst, cheese, marmalade, vinegar, oil, honey, wine, liquors and game specialties.

Vendors also serve culinary specialties such as game bratwurst, chicken, lamb specialties, potato dishes, soup, pancakes, crepes and waffles.

Visitors will be able to buy arts and crafts, decoration items for the house and garden, pottery works, natural brushes, baskets, ceramics and wooden items.

Children can enjoy a petting zoo, ride donkeys and have their faces painted. The Otterberg Forestry office will teach anything about forest and nature, and a regional farmer will demonstrate how to milk a cow and how to make butter. The fortune wheel can be turned and net profits will go to charities.

In the Haus des Buergers, visitors can join pumpkin carving or admire a historical spinning wheel.

The Ramstein Street Musicians will entertain visitors with brass music in the streets.

The center of Ramstein-Miesenbach will be closed to motorized traffic from 2 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Musicians entertain visitors in the streets during the farmers market in Ramstein-Miesenbach which takes place Sunday.
At the farmers market in Ramstein, vendors sell their merchandise next to the fountain, which is decorated with pumpkins.