I went to the Christmas market in the city of Trondheim before Christmas. The market lasted for 10 days and is now closed, so why post this now? Because the ones selling food are in town regularly, on the Farmers Market. And also because I think locally produced food is so good. Wherever you go in this world there is often a market selling locally produced food, and this has usually the best quality as I see it. And I have seen photos on many blogs showing markets that are ten or hundred times bigger and more sumptuous than ours. Of course, since farming is not that easy so far north. But I like what you can get on this market and all the others around. The people above, from Hognamat, have produces sausage from musk ox, and salami from sheep and deer, among other meats.
My favorite sour cream (rømme) I buy from this man, when he is in town. He has goats and 8 cows from almost extinct Norwegian breeds. The graze in the mountains during summer and the produce from Brubekken Gardsmeieri is organic and also from non-pasteurised milk. The latter is quite unnormal in Norway. The sweet and brown goat cheese is typically Norwegian, they don’t even make this in Sweden.
Svein Håpnes from Skånaliseter Gardsysteri is producing 20 different kinds of cheese. They are all made from pure goat milk. These are also highly recommended.
Knut Garshol and Klippfiskbutikken is from Kristiansund, the capital of bacalao. His family have worked with this dry and salted fish for 120 years, and he certainly is an expert. He is even making the peculiar, Norwegian speciality, lutefisk, from bacalao. I got some, and I must say it was even better than the regular lutefisk. On the picture below are the two guys producing meat and salamis from wild deer and the old, Norwegian sheep. Cheerful people like all of them. It seems both the sellers and the customers are happy on this market, and I recommend all to use a local market when possible. There are some more photos in my Julemarkedet photo gallery.