Let’s go to Rammelsbach European farmers’ market

by Jutta Lausberg-Saam
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Rammelsbach will hold a very special annual event tomorrow and Sunday. For the 28th time, regional associations, famers and vendors from surrounding counties will offer their specialities. Opening hours are tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It has become a tradition for vendors and craftsmen from sister cities from Burgundy, Normandie, Hungary, North Karelia, a region in Eastern Finnland, Sizily and Poland to demonstrate almost forgotten craftsmanship and handicrafts. Visitors will also get to see historic agricultural machinery and domestic species. Demonstrations in the “Backhaus,” bakery, and a diverse entertainment program will attract visitors.
Artists will present handmade products such as baskets, soaps, honey and honey products, pottery, felt hats, scarves and bags, brushes, decorating articles made from hay and slate, natural aromatic scents.

A wide range of products and merchandise will include, schnaps, liquors, honey, marmalade, oil and vinegar, an assortment of salt, game specialities and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits from the local area.
The European farmers’ market originated in October 1992 at Burg Lichtenberg, also known as “Kusel Castle.” The originality of the farmers’ market and the connection to the region make the market attractive and successful. It attracts both suppliers and visitors and is well known across county borders. This year, organizers are expecting approximately 50,000 guests with more than 130 exhibitors on the two market days.

For more information on vendors, parking, bus schedule and the program, visit www.bauernmarkt-kreis-kusel.de.