Giessen – Germany has tradition of Bauernmarkt (farmer market) or also known as Wöchenmärkte. This market can be found in every German cities. In Landkreis Giessen, at least 8 markets can be visited. Two in the city center of Giessen, and others are in Biebertal, Gruenberg, Hungen, Laubach, Lich, dan Krofdorf-Gleiberg. The market opens once a week, except a market in city center which open twice a week.
I usually visit one in the city center. Here, we can observe how traditional market is. We can find organic food, healthy food, or exotic food; or homemade only. Processed agricultural products are also traded, include traditionally baked bread, fish, sausage, and honey. Flower and decorative plants can be found on the edge.
The situation is much the same as in Indonesia, where the sellers yell out their traded goods with unique shout; visitors chit-chat to the sellers or to other visitors; friendly seller help in picking the vegetables and fruits. The market also has good atmosphere as the air is filled with fresh aroma and fragrant of traded goods. I wish they sell halal food someday.
Generally, the buyers are old people who always give warm smile and greet each other.
It is advised to visit 1 hour before closed. Who knows we can get bigger discount. As you know, the price of eco- or bio-product is little bit higher… ;).