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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!


selvpluk fruit picking

Fruit Picking in the Sonderborg area

One of the benefits of living in an area surrounded by countryside is that fresh produce is on your very doorstep. And what could be fresher than picking the produce yourself? In Danish this is called ‘selvpluk’ and looking at the inevitable stream of newspapers coming through your letterbox you will most definitely find a couple of adverts of such fruit picking facilities.

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Below you can find a map of the ‘selvpluk’ locations we have found in the Sonderborg area. If you are aware of more that we have missed, do drop us an email or let us know in the comments.

We tried our hands at strawberry picking the past weekend at one of the places: at 10DKK for 500g of strawberries it is a decent price. The vast abundance of strawberries on the plants also meant that we had more than enough options to choose the strawberries that caught our eye without too much hard work. A great way to enjoy the outdoors for a few moments when there is good weather. And if you are not that keen on the manual labour? No worries! Most of the places also have a shop from where you can buy the fruit already picked.

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