Friday, February 06, 2009

Farmers Market in Zurich's Central Train Station

Every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Zurich's Central Train Station, the Hauptbahnhof, transforms into a vibrant circus, not of exotic animals, but rather, a circus-like farmers market of seasonal fruits, colorful vegetables, freshly baked goods, brined olives, and egg pastas and cured meats imported from Italy.

Take a peek at Zurich's impressive green vegetable selection of potatoes, lush savoy cabbage, tuber-licious turnips, and pockmarked celeriac.

Admire the stupendous baked array of Swiss goods and skewered fresh fruit snacks, including braided bread rolls, open-faced sandwiches enveloped in aspic, salt-encrusted pretzels, and apples dipped in luscious and melted caramel.

And look on at the links of cured sausages and meats.

Also, at Zurich's farmers market, you can peruse aged barrels filled to the brim with a wide array of brined olives and red peppers.

Finally, enjoy this vision of thick wheels of cheeses and trays of stuffed pastas, all imported from Italy.

On Wednesdays, you could go on quite an adventure, without ever leaving the confines of the train station!

For more posts on my time in Zurich, Switzerland, check out my older posts:


  1. Your pictures are just beautiful, I went to Switzerland once and loved it!

  2. Thank you so much Sara, I too loved Switzerland, and can't wait to go back!

  3. Wow!! What absolutely beautiful photos. Everything looks so wonderful!! I hope one day to visit Switzerland. But for now I rely on people like you to let me have a glimpse. Thank you!

  4. I love the pictures of the market. The produce and products look so amazing.

  5. Hi PE - Man, those are beautiful photos!

  6. There will be more coming about Switzerland and other places in Europe Donna-FFW, so our trip together will continue!

    It was a wonderful market indeed Rosa's Yummy Yums!

    Everything was so fresh and vibrant Sara!

    Yes, it was easy to take beautiful pictures of a beautiful market KirkK!

  7. these were precisely the things that enticed me to make the move across the pond :)
    great photos!
    thanks for stopping by.

    neki desu

  8. Yes, Europe is a gastronomic wonderland Neki Desu!

  9. how lovely! I'm glad you have some photos of your trip to share with us, since I've never been. Everything looks so elegant and interesting, sigh...

  10. No sighing here Foodhoe, I am sure that you will go on vacation soon and visit a great food paradise! Till then, we may have to check out some Swiss cuisine here in the States!


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