Sonbeekmarkt is a monthly farmer’s market in Arnhem. It is located at Sonsbeek Park, Arnhem’s green lung. This market takes place every first Sunday of the month from March to December. On the pic you see the stands are next to the white building (De Witte Villa) in the center of the park.
Sonbeeksmarkt (markt is Dutch word for market) offers an array of products of the region (food, drinks, fruits and veggies), local crafts and leisure. Started in 2012 this farmer’s market has grown bigger and bigger ever since.
Last Sunday I went there. It was the kick -off of 2015. It was sunny alright but don’t get fooled by Dutch weather. Although the temp was 8 degree Celsius, strong wind blew so hard, it gave me the chill as if it was 0 degree Celsius. Nevertheless my husband and I had a good time. Good food and drinks (a lot of free samples to taste) and we met many of our friends there.
I’ll take you on a virtual tour. This post contains a lot of pictures, get ready to scroll!
Mini pie. The apple pie is delish!
This is a vintage pop corn machine. You can hire Alice and Kate for parties. Not only kids but adults loved them. The ladies didn’t only make pop corn, they put an act along with it. Good concept!
Bio popcorn, sweet and savory. Anyone?
These are jars of Caramel or Dulce du leche. I sampled every single taste in this stand. The flavour combination was somewhat suprising. Caramel au naturel or caramel au fleur du sel (sea salt) for a start, then caramel with mint, lavender, pepper, whiskey even there was one variation with balsamico!
This vendor sold Indonesian sate or satay (marinated pork/chicken cubes grilled on a skewer). They called themselves Sateboss. Due to colonial history there lives a huge Dutch Indo (Indische) community from the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
Husband and I had this delicious sate. It was served with peanut sauce and shrimp crackers, just like in Indonesia.
These guys were from Frietfiets. Friet: fries, fiets: bike. They sold fries on a bike.
And this is fries from Frietfiets with homemade mayonaise made from free range chicken’s eggs. The fries were crunchy and tasty. And most importantly they were not too salty. Cute packaging right?
This stand offered homemade pasta: ravioli, tagliatelle, farfalle. Choose a different pasta than the overly well-known spaghetti or macaroni. This guy used bio product from his supplier in Tuscany, Italy.
A range of olive oils.
A stand which sold Pizza made frome spelt flour and baked in a traditional pizza oven with woods.
Oh, this one was one of my faves, smoking oven full of Salmon and Eels. I loved the smokey smell and flavour!
Sweet corn on the cob, natural with butter and salt or Mexican style.
I chose Mexican style. Grilled sweet corn on the cob in butter, coated with smoked paprika and drizzled with grated cheese, cilantro on top and lemon wedges on the side.
Infused water and pure juices from the region.
Artisanal breads! The baker patiently answered my questions.
Not pictured as I was busy snacking and chatting: local cheeses, wine, flours from the millers. As a foodie this was heaven for me. Not only because of the free tasting but food connected people. I have had a number of tips about bread, infused water and smoking oven. When the temperature is warmer somewhere in May, husband and I are surely going to Sonsbeekmarkt again.
This is what I bought home yesterday. FYI, the caramel jar is now half empty.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Tellegenlaan 3, Arnhem
10 minute walk from Arnhem Central Station
Open First Sunday of the month March to December
11 am – 6 pm