On Saturday August 18, 2012 Slow Food Burgenland is celebrating the second anniversary of the Pandorf Markt der Erde - Slow Food Earth Market - the first of its kind in Austria. The market committee has created a special line-up of events to mark the occasion, open to all visitors.
Program - Saturday August 18
11.00 a.m.: Traditional Croatian tamburizza music by Hatsko Kolo from Neudorf / Parndorf
12.00 a.m.: Slow Food Birthday Snails - enjoy traditional sweet and savory cakes and pastries from Burgenland formed into snails.
1.00 p.m. Slow Food Burgenland Birthday Raffle: win one of two baskets filled with delicious products from the market.
9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Thousand Gardens Fundraiser: Make a donation and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine (donated by Szigeti, Gols), with total proceeds going to Slow Food's Thousand Gardens in Africa project.
Children's Program: A Birthday Snail Gallery and small gift for all participating children at the Slow Food table.
Save the date:
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Austria - 7111 Parndorf, Schulgasse 1
It all started at the Slow Food Burgenland monthly gathering...
The idea of creating a market where you could only buy seasonal, handmade products of high quality, produced by regional small-scale farmers was born during one of Slow Food Burgenland's monthly gatherings in the spring of 2010. Just a few months later, in August 2010, the market was established in the stable of the Liehl family farm in Parndorf. Since then, the market has been held on the first Saturday of the month, and twice a month from May to September.
Every market day about 15 producers sell their delicious goods and products like fresh bread and pastry, eggs, milk, sausages, fresh and cured meet from Mangalitza pigs, sheep and deer, raw milk cheeses (goat and sheep), honey, marmalades, juices, liquors, wine and more. All the products are produced according to the Slow Food Earth Market guidelines.
The market has become an important part of the regional food supply, offering quality products that are highly appreciated by local customers. In addition, it gives farmers and producers a chance to present themselves as a strong group and to generate new ways to sell and distribute their products.
In 2012 the market area was enlarged and a kitchen was completed with professional equipment. This was possible thanks to contributions from the project's supporters in particular the commitment of the project coordinator Monika Liehl and financial contributions from the Liehl family. "We are proud that we have the market venue complies with all legal requirements for a public market place," says Monika Liehl from Slow Food Burgenland and co-founder of the market.
Today the market has become a popular destination for visitors form all over Austria but also from neighboring countries like Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and Italy. "People enjoy meeting the producers, talking to them personally and to learn more about the products and their history the can buy at the markets," said Liehl.