Some of you might wonder if we’re living a completely self-sustaining lifestyle. While it’s possible for us to cook mainly with homegrown fruit and vegetables during the fruitful harvest season from June till November, we still need to fill in with store-bought food outside of the bountiful summer and fall months when the plants in our garden are either in hibernation or just waking up from their long winter sleep at the beginning of spring.
When it comes to groceries we prefer to use high-quality, regional and organic food, that we can buy in farm shops in our area.
We think it’s a special experience to visit the local farm shops, cozy neighborhood cafés and producers, which you can find on the comprehensive but pocket-sized map made by Landurlaub MV where regional farmers and their products are listed. A collection of more than 100 regional producers, small gardening shops, handicraft businesses, farmers’ markets and shops as well as cafés are found there.
You can even visit the producers in their factories to get to know the people behind the concept, learn about their way of manufacturing and taste their specialities. Freshly picked wild herbs, locally grown mushrooms, liquors made of regional fruit, old varieties of apples, bread freshly pulled out of the oven of old neighborhood bakeries… basically everything you can wish for is found on this map.
We think the variety of different mills in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is particularly interesting: salt-, oil-, mustard- or coffee mills are located here. You can even find the state’s only regular producing windmill not far from where we live, where organic flour made of rye, wheat or spelt is made like it was done more than 100 years ago. We used one of these traditionally produced flours and other local ingredients for the following recipe.
* This post is created in cooperation with Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V. and Fachverband Landurlaub Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V.
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