The Rheinland-Pfalz Agricultural Chamber will sponsor its 18th annual farmers market Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach.
The market will feature more than 30 regional farmers and vendors presenting their products, an animal show, historical tractor display, demonstrations and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, businesses and trades will open their stores and shops from 1 to 6 p.m.
The farmers market, which will be under the auspices of Ramstein-Miesenbach’s Mayor Klaus Layes, will officially open at 10:30 a.m. in the Haus des Bürgers. The new chaplain of the Protestant worship will then conduct a festive worship service to celebrate Thanksgiving, which Germans observe Sunday.
The Ecumenical Women’s Choirs and the Kusel Hunting Horn Blowers will provide the musical entertainment.
“This year, the farmers market is under the motto, ‘For love of the region — thinking, acting and enjoying,’” said Stefan Layes from the Ramstein-Miesenbach administration office. “It reflects the relation of residents to local agriculture and fresh products.”
Visitors can taste and buy Palatinate specialties, such as smoked trout, grilled chicken, potato dishes, fresh bread, goat cheese, game dishes, mustard, oil, homemade cakes and more.
“A huge variety of colored pumpkins — usable to eat or for decorations — will be set up around the fountain,” Layes said. “Visitors can carve their own pumpkins and use them to decorate their homes.”
In front of the museum, there will be craftsmen demonstrations, such as basket making, spinning, pottery and smithing. By watching how sheep are sheared, spectators will learn about the animals and their precious wool.
Children can enjoy a petting zoo, face painting and a bakery, where they can learn baking.
“In the foyer of the Haus des Bürgers, nutrition advisers will have an information stand under the motto, ‘Milk — From Grass into Glass,’” Layes said. “They highlight the importance of milk in our nutrition.”
Vendors sponsored prizes for the fortune wheel. Proceeds from the quiz will be donated to the Youth Red Cross and a local kindergarten.