In front of the Matthäuskirche in Kleinbasel, you will find the Matthäusmarkt every Saturday from 8:00-13:00. Eighty percent of the produce and goods are locally grown or produced, making it an ideal place to shop and to meet the farmers as well as your neighbors.
Four times a year, they have a seasonal market that highlights some of the season’s bounty. The market on March 25 will mark the beginning of the Bärlauch season, known in English as wood garlic, devil’s garlic, gypsy’s onion, ramsons, buckrams, and bear’s garlic (because bears love it and dig it up with voracious appetite). A relative of chives, it is a bulbous perennial with elegant, broad, pointed leaves, a very small bulb, and white flowers at maturity that is abundant in many woods in this area. Wild garlic is extremely versatile with a taste that is as similar to domestic garlic as it is to chives, albeit slightly milder. The leaves are delicious raw or cooked and work well in cottage cheese, cream, mashed potatoes, omelets, pesto, risottos, salads, sauce, and soups.
This outdoor market is open and free to the public.
Matthäus Markt / Matthäuskirche