As the season rotate, so does the selection of natural foods available at local farmers' markets across Estonia. The distance between farms and the market stalls is small, allowing fresh produce, dairy products, fish, breads, mushrooms, jam and pickles to be sold. For a true Estonian shopping experience, grab your basket and head to the market.
The markets are alive with colour and activity during the summer, where you'll find cartons of strawberries and blackcurrants alongside bottles of kali, homemade rootbeer. As the weather cools, berries are exchanged for wild mushrooms and autumnal orchard apples, plums and pears. Wintertime is all about holiday heartiness and warmth, with special markets serving rich black bread, preserved meats and glögg, hot mulled wine. Emerging from winter, spring brings Baltic herring, meadow greens and birch juice.