The Winterfeldtmarket in Schöneberg, located at the Winterfeldtplaza next to the St. Matthias Church, is one of the best farmer's markets in Berlin. One can find produce of fresh, local organic and/or regional vegetables, fruits, fish and meats. On Saturdays with around 200 stalls present, you may discover rare ingredients like wild herbs, edible flowers, foraged mushrooms, wild game, as well as handcrafted condiments, household goods and freshly-made delicacies.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Kit has been growing, harvesting and cooking fresh, organic foods since she was a child. She was raised in the countryside near her father's trout farm, where she learned to clean and scale fish at age 8. In the summer and fall, there were grandma's vegetables and fruits, eaten fresh, and preserved and savored in winter. Once a year the family processed a whole pig for roasting and for aspic, and after a regular tradition with her father and his hunting friends. Rabbits and wild game were delicately prepared and served for the whole family.
Throughout her life Kit has been gathering friends and family around the table for delicious meals and good conversation, often lasting late into the night. Schöne Heimat shares this natural way of finding joy, meaning, and beauty in life with you, our extended family.
Why Schöne Heimat? There is no exact English translation. Literally, it means “beauty of home,” but the deeper resonance is 'home where your heart is'.
WHAT & how ?
While shopping together for ingredients for a seasonal 4 course menu, Kit will guide you through aspects of seasonal German food culture, customs, and the history of organic farming. On the way to Kit's home, we will stop at specialty shops, including chocolate and wine!
In Kit’s home kitchen, we will cook a typical seasonal menu and discover a healthy and delicious take on German cuisine. You will learn how German food culture is influenced by its European neighbors, Germany’s special cultivation of herbs and their healing powers. The afternoon culminates as we enjoy our home-cooked meal, a good conversation, accompanied by a glass of German wine.
Throughout the day, Kit will share a bit of history about Berlin and Schöneberg and German food culture.
The tour ends around 2 pm, giving you plenty of time to explore Schöneberg.
WEDNESDAYS: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
SATURDAYS: 9:00am to 2:30 pm
Meeting point: Winterfeldtmarket in front of the St. Matthias Church at market side.
HOw much ?
Price includes a welcome glass of German Sekt (sparkling wine), a glass of wine with lunch, a linen shopping bag, and recipes.
€ 125 per person