Farmer’s bring their goods every week in the town of Echterdingen. You would see trailers of all kinds and tents with plastic walls to keep out the rain, snow or sleet and where it is warm inside.
I was there this morning with Andy. He carried a basket and a bag with him, as in farmer’s markets there are no plastic or paper bags. Everyone is expected to be prepared to bag their own purchases.
Andy waited in the bread-line…not the bread line we know for the hungry and homeless, but the bread-line where German’s can purchase all kinds of bread, rolls and pretzels right from the baker. Hmmm, so fresh!
We walked back home in the snow where Ilona had the table all set for breakfast. There we spread out the various types of cheese – some from Switzerland and some from Germany, and thin meat slices, jam, jelly and a variety of bread. Then there was that delicious cappuccino. Andy, handy with a frying pan, made to order, eggs, over easy or over hard. What a breakfast and oh, so typical for Germany.
Post script: I had a message from a friend in Monterey County, California where she said the county has abandoned the use of plastic bags. This is great news.