Whenever Nick and I travel to visit a new city, we always do a bit of separate research on what’s worth doing and seeing in the city, pick some favourites, and then put our lists together to see whether we can come up with an agreed itinerary. Nick’s lists always feature a tall building that we can ascend to see the view and possibly a modern art museum. Mine always feature a fancy restaurant and a flea market. As a result, we usually go up the tall building, eat in the fancy restaurant and visit the art museum. On the flea market suggestion, Nick usually screws up his face in disgust and says: “You probably want to go and buy some more mismatched cups and forks and napkins and old pots. We have enough of those in the house already!” I reply: “No food blogger can ever have enough props!”. And then we compromise and go to a farmers’ market instead, which keeps us both entertained (and I sneak off later on my own to go prop shopping!).
When we recently visited the beautiful southern Swedish city of Malmö, the farmers’ market was one of the things I was most looking forward to. In most European markets, you will find fairly similar ingredients – fruit, vegeetables, chutneys and jams. But this was Sweden and I knew there would be things we do not get at home – lingonberries, sea buckthorn and the like – and I was not disappointed. Join me on a visual tour as I explore the 40 stalls or so that make up the regular Malmö farmers’ market that takes place on Saturday mornings on Drottningtorget – and don’t forget your shopping basket!
Full details are available on Meeta’s blog – so do pop along and reserve your place now!