One of the things that I love most about Österlen, are the many farm shops and the driven enthusiasts who here on Österlen has created his dream. It can be anything from chocolate pralines to flowers, applesauce to mustard. All these delicacies and beautiful things are the reason why we always manage to have an overflowing car on the way home from Skåne. Is there anything better than useful or edible souvenirs? I do not think so!
Here I have collected some of my favorites for farm shops Österlen. There are not only classic farm shops, but also some shops with a personal twist. In these times, many farm shops also have an online store, so why not take the opportunity to shop remotely and get Österlenthe feeling straight home in the mailbox.
1. Österlenspices - Köpingebro
Suddenly lavender fields spread over the Scanian fields. At Österlenspices in Köpingebro is perhaps the greatest feeling of Provence. Here on the farm, you will find spices that are a true craft from seed to harvest. Organic, hand-picked, cold-dried spices that have enjoyed the Scanian sun. A real delight for those who like to cook! My favorites are the egg seasoning and chive salt, but here you will find everything from candles to snap spices. The farm also produces and sells its own tea, herbal oil and vinegar.
In the summer, you should stop by their ice cream house and try the lavender ice cream! You have to look for creamier ice cream dreams!
2. Petersborg farm – Smedstorp
At Petersborg farm, genuine Scanian mustard is produced in many different varieties. Apple mustard, whiskey mustard and dish steam mustard (love the spelling!) are mixed with mustard pesto and toasted mustard seeds. This is so good that you can almost eat the mustard as is. Here at our house, dish steam has even replaced dijon in cooking – it's so good!
In the fine farm shop, you will also find products from nearby farms. Everything sold here is locally grown and small scale, just the way I like it.
3. Österlenchocolate – Skåne-Tranås
Minimalist pralines using the best possible ingredients and with natural flavors, made from home-made chocolate that is made from scratch. Here it's not a lot of gold and crumbs, here it's the flavors that take up space - not the appearance of the cartons. The farm shop in Skåne-Tranås is a lovely place to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a box of well-selected pralines. Here in the old school, all chocolate is also made from scratch, so you can watch the chocolates being made. My favorite? Maybe the sea buckthorn praline if I have to choose one.
4. Buhres at Kivik – Kivik
At Buhres in Kivik, the store is always well stocked with steaming fresh fish and shellfish and products from their own smokehouse. Have lunch or dinner at their fine fish restaurant, or buy delicacies to take home. The last time we were here, we not only managed to cook a lovely lunch, but we also bought 2 kg of fresh + smoked prawns home and swelled them up. In their delicatessen, I can also recommend their own smoked olive oil, an incredibly good flavor enhancer for most things!
Do you have a dog? At Buhres, the dog can come with you for lunch!
5. Karl Fredrik at Eklaholm – Löderup
Maybe not a farm shop in the classic vintage, but a lovely farm with lots of lovely flowers and decor! The first time I visited the store, I had not seen the TV program "Karl Fredrik på Österlen”, but I fell for the farm's bohemian charm and the swelling supply of life's beautiful things. If I ever buy a farm in my life Österlen, this is where I will hang to fill my house with plants and mammoth pinals. A shop for life enjoyment!
6. Gunnarshög's farm – Hammenhög
On Gunnarshög's farm, rapeseed oil is made from seed to bottle - the rapeseed is grown on the farm or in the area and then cold-pressed here to become rapeseed oil - Österlens lovely nut-scented gold. The farm shop not only sells its own oil, vinegar and marmalade, but also products from other local producers. In addition to all the good rapeseed oils, the roasted rapeseeds and pear/walnut marmalade are delicious!
7. Kivik's monastery – Kivik
Skåne's most famous mustery has a large and lovely shop, filled with everything from fresh apples in bulk to apple must, applesauce and applesauce. Although you can sometimes find products from Kivik's musteri in your local grocery store, here you will find delicacies that are basically not sold outside Skåne - everything from this year's special harvests from Kivik's finest farms, to elder wine and apple chutney.
8. Olof Viktors – Glemmingebro
Not just a café, but an exceptionally nice farm shop with all of Olof Viktor's lovely cakes, crackers, baked goods, teas and marmalades. We absolutely love their sourdough crackers – can almost be eaten like candy! The last visit I also took the opportunity to buy some gingerbread cookies and vanilla sugar for Christmas. Everything gets a little better with Olof Viktor's products!
Also take the opportunity to have a coffee at their fine café or buy some delicious pastries to take home.
9. Nordic Sea Winery – Simrishamn
It would have been pretty awesome to be able to say that Nordic Sea Winery is a farm shop with its own products. It really isn't. Of course there are grapes growing on the vines in the vineyard, but so far no wine has been made from them. The wine made here instead comes from grapes from all over the world, at Nordic Sea Winery they are refined and then aged into wine.
At the winery you can dine in the lovely restaurant, go on tours to learn about wine production or book a wine tasting of some of the wines produced here. We had lunch today in the sun at the outdoor terrace, which is recommended if you are passing by.
There is a small shop at the winery selling wine-related products and delicacies. We bought their exciting sea salt flavored with red wine - enhances the taste of most things!
10. Ingelsta turkey – Smedstorp
In the middle of Österlen is Ingelsta Kalkon's farm shop, which sells turkeys that are raised "tractor distance" from the farm. Here in the well-stocked store, you'll find everything from turkey pastrami to turkey sausage. Basically anything seems to be possible on turkey - even Christmas ham! We bought with us fresh BBQ-marinated turkey schnitzel and potato salad, which turned out to be a lovely dinner at home in the cabin.
In their shop there are also delicacies from nearby farms, which makes it easy to put together a whole dinner here.
273 94 Smedstorp
11. Tosterup Castle – Tosterup
We discovered Tosterup's must and cider at a restaurant in Lund. This was something different than ordinary applesauce. A little more elegant, a little more French. An alcohol-free alternative to food that elevates the experience with very stylish bottles! We almost lived next door to the castle during our last visit Österlen, so we went by and bought a box of (non-alcoholic) cider and verjus directly on the farm. There are no stated opening hours at the farm, but there are phone numbers on the website that you can call if you're passing by and want to shop. It doesn't get more farm shop than this.
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Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.