So much here is regional, meaning not just from Germany, but right from our State. These items are specially marketed in our grocery stores, and of course the Farmers Markets have fruits and vegetables fresh from the surrounding farms and get the best seasonal produce we have ever seen. Our village market is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and makes produce shopping more of an event than a chore.
Many items look farm-fresh, as in not exactly perfect in size and color. You have to love those quirky shaped bell peppers and tomatoes. Instead of aiming for the prize-winning produce, the farmers are going for taste and volume. Items taste amazing and sell quickly.
We have experienced the same in the southeast USA, especially at Farmers Markets. We may not have appreciated it enough until we lived in other parts of the US where the produce was not as farm fresh. Getting great produce is a perk of where you live, and we are enjoying that perk living in southwest Germany.
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