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In the town where I live, just outside of Köln, Germany

A rainy morning

there are many bakeries

Bakery

selling lots of different types of bread

Brötchen

Brot

and pastries

Berliner

there is also an outdoor market that comes to town on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Upon entering the market

where one can buy

Pineapples

Vegetables

More vegetables

at any one of the many stands,

that are competing for freshness

variety

color

exotic flavors

and definitely price

Cranberries from the USA?

You can find everything at the market from locally farmed meats

Poultry

Wurst

and fresh eggs

Eggs

Easter eggs already?

to wild game

Game

and a variety of different cheeses!

Local cheese

You might even spot one of these cuties…

Anna

while looking for this…

Cabbage

or a bit of that…

Leeks

After one o’clock the vendors start to pack up their wares and everyone begins to head home

Going home

for the busy week ahead.

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