This youtube video is about the farmers of North Friesland Holland, The Netherlands who have a unique approach to selling their products directly to the public during the time of Covid. Here is a glimpse into Dutch rural life and the unique approach to saving their farming businesses. Enjoy the nice scenery as the friendly Mario narrates his shopping adventure. This video was sent to me by my niece, Sabina, to cheer me up!
It may remind you of the roadside stands that you may have grown up with where farmer’s have produce on the side of the road. That still exists in some places in the USA.
The products the farmers of Holland have are more than fresh fruits and veggies.
West Friesland is an area that lies north of Amsterdam. Sabina lives in Hoorn with her husband, Jos. They make regular trips to the farmers roadside markets. The difference between the farms of North Holland and Minnesota is the proximity to large populations. The province of North Holland ‘s population as of 2019 was 2.853 million people.
The province of North Holland is a smaller than Minnesota farm country. It’s total area measures “4,092 km2 (1,580 sq mi), of which 1,430 km2 (550 sq mi) is water.”
On my side of the Pond: Frank and Ernest’s Linden Hills Neighborhood Farmers’ Market brings goods to the patrons for pick up! That’s great service. Considering the hours of distance patrons would have to travel in Minnesota and Wisconsin to have fresh produce and food products, this is a great idea. Local food products brought to you. Online ordering made easy.
Frank and Ernest run a Farmer’s Market in Linden Hills, which has moved online. I receive weekly emails of the offerings of local farm fresh produce, meats, baked goods, specialty foods and crafts that can be ordered online between Monday and Thursday each week. Pick up is offered in Minneapolis, Linden Hills and Burnsville and other locations in the cities in this week’s offerings. Link to website.
Innovative ideas for getting the farmers’ goodies to the people are popping up everywhere. European and here in Minnesota producers are adapting to our “new normal”. It’s summer! Don’t pass up a chance to enjoy some locally produced fresh foods.
So what’s happening in your part of the world with farmers ans markets? It would be fun to hear from you, dear readers.
Smarties in Europe, which are made by Nestle, are like our M&Ms, but with pretty colors!
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.
Enjoy your day wherever you find yourself.