In the Farmer's Kitchen in Upper Austria
A Family Farm - One of the Finest Delis
Fancy a variety of locally grown food to taste? A farm holiday brings you right to the origins of good and precious food. The absolutely best food is locally grown, fresh, does not travel far to get to your plate and does not contain any artificial additives. And that’s what you’re going to taste and enjoy in Upper Austria - a prime holiday destination for food lovers. Pick an apple from the orchard and take a bite, take in the smell of a colourful bouquet of herbs or enjoy an egg from Lisa, the free-range hen, for breakfast. The taste is truly remarkable!
Many Hands Make Light Work
Pitch in and get to know where it comes from
Would you like to know how milk is produced and processed? Would you like to see how grain is turned into bread? During your farm holiday, you’re there where it all happens. You can experience at first hand what it takes to produce and process a variety of food products. Come, learn and be amazed! The hosts on our family farms appreciate your help. And you will get the chance to have a chat and get interesting insights in the daily work tasks on a farm. Including tasting sessions of delicious treats produced right on the spot. A sneak peek in the farmer’s kitchen and the pots and pans - a dream! And the best thing is ... you may even take a well-tried, traditional recipe home. What a unique souvenir!
Freshly fried bauernkrapfen
Freshly baked Bauernkrapfen or farmer’s doughnuts, as some non-Austrians may call them, are simply delicious. It’s an Upper Austrian signature dessert. Edith, farmer at the organic farm Löschgruberhof, is an expert when it comes to Bauernkrapfen. And she’s got some special advice to make sure they’re golden, soft and fluffy! During your farm holiday, you might get to taste this traditional sweet delight. Come and take a bite!
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Upper Austria - diverse culture, cuisine, natural gems & relaxation
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Upper Austria - A Land Rich in Culinary Traditions
Delightful, Traditional, Culinary
The table is set! The hosts on our family farms in Upper Austria serve lots of locally grown, home-made delicacies. Which delicious food products will you get to taste? Well, that depends on the farm.
You’re welcome to immerse yourself in the region’s unique culinary traditions. Have a taste!
Our selection of the most traditional dishes from Upper Austria:
- Appetiser: A glass of cider
- “Leinölerdäpfel” (mashed potatoes with flax seed oil)
- Beef soup with slices of salty sponge cake (“Schöberl”)
- Main dish: A hearty plate of bacon dumplings
- Grande finale: A fried dough pastry called “Gebackene Mäuse” (which literally translates to “baked mice”)
- Plus, a shot of home-made fruit spirit.
Love and passion are the main ingredients of all these dishes. Dedicated farmers lay the foundations of it all. And that’s why the food here is so delicious!
Don’t Miss Out on These Culinary Treats from Upper Austria
- Dumplings - filled with sweet plums or apricots or a savoury meat stuffing. There’s nothing more iconic on the plates of Upper Austria. In the Mühlviertel region, it’s common to bake them in the oven whereas the locals in the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region prefer boiling them.
- A mouth-watering highlight for meat lovers: “Bratl in der Rein” - a pork roast with crispy crackling that’s served in a roasting tray alongside with dumplings, potatoes and cabbage. Home-cured “Geselchtes” (similar to corned beef) or “Tafelspitz” (boiled beef in broth) are Austrian classics.
- You should definitely not miss out on a freshly caught fish from one of the lakes in the Salzkammergut region.
- The Kalkalpen National Park region is the place to be for cheese lovers. The famous cheese from the Schlierbach Abbey is so soft, it seems to melt on your tongue...
- Hikers and outdoor lovers can indulge in a pan of “Kasnocken” (a type of fresh pasta with grated cheese), “Topfenstrudel” with vanilla sauce (sweet strudel with quark), home-made cream cheese or - the all-time favourite - “Kaiserschmarren” (a fluffy pancake that’s split into pieces while frying). The mountain cabins in Upper Austria have it all.
- Those with a sweet tooth will be over the moon about “Zaunerstollen”, a chocolatey pastry from Bad Ischl (Salzkammergut region), “Pofesen” (French toast with fruit jam) or “Krapfen” (fried dough pastry).
- What would you like to drink? Tasty fruit juices or herb syrups, a glass of cider, some fruit spirit or beer full of flavour - these are our favourites.
Indulgence All Year Round
IT’S ALWAYS TIME FOR GOOD FOOD
There are special delicacies that you can only taste at a certain time of the year. Let us tell you more about historical traditions, religious events and unique foods in Upper Austria!
In February, sweet fried dough pastry tastes especially yummy in carnival when people dress up. The “Sunday of Love” (“Liebstattsonntag”) in Gmunden comes with the first signs of spring. Gingerbread hearts are a special treat! Come and peek over the farmer’s shoulder when she’s making Easter bread and pastries in elaborate forms.
Summer, sun and a glass of cool elderflower juice - these are the must-haves during summer. We can’t imagine doing without nice get-togethers around the campfire, baking home-made bread on a stick. Herbs are said to have an especially intense flavour and positive effect when they’re collected between 15 August (Assumption of Mary) and 8 September. A fragrant scent hangs in the air at this time.
The leaves change colour and the temperatures are steadily dropping - autumn comes with an array of culinary delights. In September and October, pressing cider and drying fruit are must-dos on almost every farm. Look forward to treats in the glass. Farmers pickle, can and ferment fruits and vegetables - for a colourful and diversified diet during the cold season.
Thanks to a good harvest. Thanksgiving is a very special day of the year for all farmers! Everyone gives thanks for the blessing of a rich harvest and the precious food.
The smell of gingerbread, biscuits and fruit bread is so tempting. In Austria, nobody can resist “Vanillekipferl” - sugar-coated vanilla biscuits. A revelation! In the farmer’s kitchen, hearty dishes become popular during the cold winter months. “Innviertler Surspeck” (salt-cured slabs of fatback), “Geselchtes” (cured meat similar to corned beef) and “Holzknechtnocken” (a hearty dish with dumplings) are only some of the traditional meals.