This farm for organic herbs, salads and vegetables delivers some of the best, regional and seasonal products. They follow tight principles of sustainable agriculture and work ethics and use non genetically manipulated seeds.
Natascha Kespy, born in Berlin, lived for the most time of her youth in Southern France. At age 19, she returned to Berlin with the dream of becoming an actress. After her studies in acting, she worked for 10 years at various Berlin theater stage companies and toured with them through Germany.
Her son starting school prompted her to give up the nomad life. This unexpectedly coincided with meeting chocolate connoisseurs and set the stage for dedicating herself to the love for high-quality chocolate.
In 2005 she opened her first Chocolate store near the Winterfeldtmarket and relocated in 2009, when the space of a former pharmacy became available. She seized the chance to move into this amazing land marked interior with her chocolate inventory of from around the world and add a cafe to the store.
Lazslo is a fruit and vegetable vendor at the Winterfeldtmarket. He was born in Hungary and raised in Serbia, former Jugovlavia. He grew up with vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, planting and gardening. When he came to Germany he got a job helping Mrs. Wieseler from Werder. After 13 years, he took over her business. Lazslo has wonderful produce from the region, but also unusual and very seasonal specialies from Poland, Hungary and Italy. He even found "Stilmus", a kind of spinach leave, which nobody else seems to know in Berlin. It's a specialty from Westphalia.
Nora Novak is a documentary photographer based in Berlin. Born in Dubrovnik in 1989, the escalation of war in former Yugoslavia forced her family to move to Germany in 1993. After interning in marketing and communications, she moved back to her hometown and started working as a photographer in 2012. Subsequently she returned to Germany and graduated with a BA in Photography from the University of Applied Sciences Europe (formerly BTK) in July 2018.
Olaf Meinke is fish vendor at the Winterfeldtmarket and was born in Socialist Germany. Until 1990 he worked as a roofer, but had to quit the job, because of a broken hand. He then saw an ad, "We are looking for a Fish Salesman". Because he wanted to start a new, adventure and always loved fish, he took on this completely different job. Still loves it today, now being his own boss. Cod is his favorite fish. Olaf has a great fresh selection and always regional specialties.
MAISON DES CHAMPAGNES
Since 1994, founders Carsten and Stephan Holst dedicated themselves towards the discovery of small Champagne producers with excellent products. Today their inventory holds 60 different kinds of champagnes and also very fine German sparkling-, white, red and rosé wines. Stefan's and Carsten's mission is to find exclusive labels, small vineyards with distinguished quality and undiscovered products.
Inés Lauber is a member of the Schöne Heimat family. As a freelance food designer and chef, she considers food her creative material of choice to express and realize her ideas. Inés interest lays in exploring the diversity of cuisines found around the world: the histories, traditions, preparation, rules of etiquette, myths, and possibilities which surround food culture. Experimenting with food and creating new recipes based on a healthy, modern lifestyle is something she is truly passionate about. She was born and raised in South-Germany with parents from both former East and west Germany which gave her an understanding of the differences and the particular history of the country itself. Inés connects people through the international language of food and makes use of the power of interaction given by this incredible raw material.