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Buy a Seasonal Meat Package at Ronhave Slagteren

Ronhave Slagteren was opened 2 years ago by Sune Hansen on Kær, the peninsula to the north of Sonderborg. We came across the first time at a flea market where they were selling ringriderpølse soon after they opened. Then we ordered our Christmas duck from there. Recently, however, a friend told us about their seasonal meat packages. We decided to try the summer one out.

The summer meat package for June to Augusts consists of 6 different types of meats (sausages, steaks, stuffed meat) for 399 DKK. If you are interested you can just turn up and one is prepared for you, although we called ahead. All the meats for the summer packages were perfect for barbequing outside.

I would say that each meat type is enough to serve 4 people. It was great to have meat in the freezer already marinated and/or stuffed that we could take out and bung on the bbq grill if we knew we had a busy day ahead. The very generous portions (even for 4, though we were happy to eat it between 2, with plenty of leftovers. But that was us being greedy!) meant that we had plenty to eat every single time.

Would we order it again? Most probably, especially to try different meats. If I had to have on criticism is that the meat was all pork based and pork is my least favourite meat. So maybe I will keep an eye out on future meat packages and keep my fingers crossed for other meats making it in.

Finding Local Produce: Farm Shops

One of the benefits of living in Sonderborg is that you are close to the countryside. And a benefit of that is that you are close to the source of most of what you eat. However, with most supermarkets being big chains, being close to the food source does not tend to translate into fresher produce. For that you need the farm shops. And, luckily for us, there are plenty of those!


Rønhaveslagteren: New butcher on Kær. Went to visit after tasting their ringriderpølsen – we wanted more! Open Wed-Fri 8:30-17:00; Sat 9:00-13:00

Frydendal Ismejeri: For land produce (mainly vegetables) and local ice-cream – in Dybbol. Best ice-cream I have had in Denmark! Opening times depend on the time of the year.

Hestehave Frugtplantage: Fruit and vegetables on Kær. My favourite is the æblemost (pressed apple juice)…20DKK for a litre, and it goes down like honey. Open Mon-Fri 8:30-17:00; Sat 8:30-12:00.

Østegaard frugt og bær: Fruit and veg in season. Also their own pressed apple juice. As with the other fruit and veg shops, if there is no one in the shop, take what you want and leave the appropriate amount of money in the cash box in the shop. Open every day 9:00-18:00.

Skærtoft Mølle: For locally-produced flour, rye, spelt etc.

Besides shops, while driving around you often also see small stalls set up at the road side with a few vegetables, fruit, eggs etc. If anything catches your eye you can just stop the car, grab what you like, and leave the requisite money in a tin on the stall. If you want to go further and pick your own, there are also a number of options there. We had covered this a while back.

There are also a number of individual producers of specific produce. So far we have come across honey, mead and æblemost.

This is a selection of a few we know about. Do write in with any others we have missed. We like discovering new places!