Berlin prides itself on its farmers’ markets, which take place every Saturday (and sometimes during the week) all across the city and often have a wonderful atmosphere along with top-notch local produce. The Saturday Winterfeldtmarkt on Schöneberg’s Winterfeldtplatz is one of the most impressive, with more than 100 stalls that sell flowers as well as delicious food. The Saturday bio market on Prenzlauer Berg’s pretty Kollwitzplatz offers an array of local organic goods—from fruits and vegetables to chocolates and fresh pasta—as does the food market at Friedrichshain’s Boxhagener Platz. To get a taste of Turkish Berlin, head to the Landwehr Canal’s Maybachufer on Tuesday or Friday, when the local Turkish community sets up stalls there selling food, clothes, textiles, and more.
Buy Local Produce at the Farmer's Market at Kollwitzplatz Park in Berlin
On sunny days, Berliners head to the closest park—and anyone is welcome to join. Near Rykestrasse, you have two options: Wasserturm Park, home to a historic water tower and a coveted Ping-Pong table, or the elegant Kollwitzplatz, where farmers sell seasonal fruits and vegetables at the markets on Thursdays and Saturdays. By Bernadette Geyer. This appeared in the June/July 2015 issue.
Weekend Food Market in Schöneberg
The fresh fruit and vegetable market near Nollendorfplatz is a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon. One of the largest weekly markets in Berlin, you can find fresh fruit and veggies from local producers as well as flowers, meats, and cheeses, household goods, and clothing. There are even some food stalls selling warm meals, fresh coffee, and homemade cakes!