Všcklabruck is located in the northern part of Austria (Oberšsterreich, meaning "Upper Austria"). The town is located between Linz and Salzburg on the northern border, in the lake district. The name has as its root Vockla, The river that flows through it. Všcklabruck is a medium-sized town with 12,000 inhabitants. Together with the district of the same name it has a catchment area of over 100,000 inhabitants and is the second largest economic area in the province after Linz.
The Všcklabruck Market is a small seasonal market, the only one in the region that can really meet the standard of "clean" and strives to make good and fair products known.
The market was originally started as a traveling experience on the region’s organic farms by two organic producers – Andreas Mittermayr and Stefanie Reisenberger (founder of Solawi). Since 2019, the market’s image has been revamped with the help of Veronika Mu§ (president of the Foodcoop Purchasing Group) and Richard Schachinger, co-chair of Offenes Kulturhaus Všcklabruck (OKH). In the same year, the venue was moved to permanent mode at OKH. The affinity of content with the Slow Food Earth Markets prompted the organizers to create the Slow Food Earth Market Community.
The project is coordinated by Gas Foodcoop and OKH, with support from Bio Austria. In addition to organic producers and exhibitors, members of Gas Foodcoop and Offenes Kulturhaus are involved in the market on a voluntary basis. In this sense, the market represents a joint cooperative effort.
The market has always been conceived as a participatory project: all decisions have been agreed upon transparently with the "founding" producers and the Foodcoop, even those related to the budget and remuneration of the coordinating group.
There are 13 producers at the market who join the community, mostly organic, and they produce an interesting variety of products, fruit juices, cider and vinegar, grappa and wine, bread, cumin and spices, honey, lamb from the Bohemian Forest, cold-pressed seed oil, vegetables and preserves, fermented products and delicatessen.
The Market offers moments of interaction for market customers who can bring their own apples (or buy them at the Market) and use a professional machine to squeeze and bottle them. In terms of sustainability, the Market operates in the best possible way and for this reason it has obtained the "Green Event" certificate of excellence.
For more information:
visit the SF Austria website: https://www.slow-food.at/kalender/l/markt-der-erde-voecklabruck-2022-04-02
Hans Hatschekstra§e 24
2 April, 1 october and 10 december 2022
Info & contacts
Community spokesman: Richard Schachinger