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: