Berliner and Bratwurst

Nelson Farmers’ Market

It was a bit of a dull day today (Wednesday 12th March) and we took a walk into town and came upon a small group of market stalls just off Hardy Street.

It was quite a small affair with stalls selling fruit, honey and bakery products and a few food stalls. The stall selling Bratwurst was particularly enticing as was the German bakery stall pictured. They had some ‘Berliners’ for sale ; it’s the German word for doughnut and reminded me of the famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech by J F

Berliners for sale at Nelson Farmers' Market
Berliners for sale at Nelson Farmers’ Market

Kennedy on June 26th 1963. He was showing solidarity with the people of Berlin. Whilst technically the correct wording, it could unfortunately also have been translated as ‘ I am a doughnut’.


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