Horn Earth Market



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The Horn Earth Market is coordinated by Helmut Hundliger, leader of the Slow Food Waldviertel Convivium – one of Austria’s most active. The convivium is the heart and soul of the market: it is part of the organizing committee, plans events (cultural and gastronomic activities, wine tastings, concerts and theater performances) and runs the communication. It also promotes the project, "Food education and a healthy life," where children learn where their food comes from and how to cook.
Horn is a small town with 6,000 inhabitants in the eastern region of Waldviertel, close to the region of Wachau, at the border with Czech Republic. A Slow City, Horn is very active, with a packed program of events and a solid local community. Every second and fourth Saturday (except January and February), from 9 am to 1 pm, 20 or so producers meet in the city’s historical square.
All producers come from within a 40 kilometers radius. They come bearing fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, herbal infusions, cured meats, bread and bakery products, pasta, grains, wines, spirits, liqueurs, free range poultry, and freshwater lake and river fish. Five Ark of Taste products can also be found at the market: Waldstaudekorn, a variety of rye soon to become a Presidium; Waldschaf, a sheep breed, literally "of the forest;" Waldviertler Blondvieh, a native cattle breed; Roter Veltliner, an ancient grape variety; Waldviertel Kriecherl, a plum variety from Waldviertel; and saffron from the Wachauer Saffron Presidium.
Many of them are certified by Bio Austria or Demeter (for biodynamic products) while five use a self-certification system. Furthermore, the producers involved sign an agreement with the convivium in which they commit to selling good, clean and fair products at fair prices.

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Bigl Christian
3800 Merkenbrechts 34

Potocnik Friedrich
organic bakery
3902 Jetzleserstraße 5

Deutsch Rainer Turopolje
pig breeder
3800 Merkenbrechts 9

Gillinger Andrea
3550 Langenlois
Weingartenweg 11

Höritzauer Andreas
infusions and donkey milk
3800 Merkenbrechts 1

Hundlinger Christian and Birgit
3580 Mühlfeld 63

Muschl Thomas Fischzucht
fresh and smoked fish
3524 Großreinprechts 55

Nendwich Andreas
sheep breeder and processor
3753 Pernegg 15

Rossnagl Christian und Sabine
fruit and juice
3580 Großburgstall 34

Schober Roman
meat and meat products
3571 Gars- Thunau am Kamp
Dreifaltigkeitsplatz 10

Wögerbauer Niko und Tristan Toè
Gemüsekistl Etzelsreith
3753 Etzelsreith 15

Haslinger Roman
free range poultry
2153 Patzmannsdorf 69

Winkelhofer Andreas
3580 Horn, Breiteneich 8

Schiller Simon
raw milk, butter and raw-milk cheese
3742 Theras, Theras 17

Heger Gerhard
3580 Horn, Hans Kipplstraße 25

Ark of Taste:
Allram Martin
vegetables, grains and pasta
3595 Dietmannsdorf Waldstaudekorn

Hohenecker Markus Waldschaf
3564 Plank/Kamp Kremserstraße 6

Organizing committee:
Helmut Hundlinger – market manager and press office
Gerhard Heger – coordinator
Birgit Hundlinger – treasurer
Martin Allram – producer
Andreas Winkelhofer – producer

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Helmut Hundlinger
3580 Horn
Johann Streiner Straße 7
tel. +43 6766228111

Slow Food Waldviertel
Helmut Hundlinger
3580 Horn
Johann Streiner Straße 7
tel. +43 6766228111

Slow Food Waldviertel