Harvest time in autumn

During the late summer and autumn, you are welcome to come to Halmstad to enjoy taste sensations that will remain long in memory. Meet farmers, food creators and food lovers who are passionate about growing, picking, preparing and serving you nature’s treasures from Halland’s soil.

Två personer med nyskördade grönsaker och blommor

Söderfamiljen bjuder in till skördetider. Foto: Lisa Lindström, Skördetid i Halland

Around this time we come together at autumn markets and harvest festivals, we harvest cabbage and beets, and we pickle vegetables. And we invite you to join our community to enjoy Halland’s flavours and experience the love of food made from local produce.

During the autumn, the wild nature is also like a pantry. Head out into the wilderness and find your own favourite flavours. We have put together tips about berries and mushroom picking, invigorating hiking trails, amazing nature reserves and much more besides.

 Children pick tomatoes in Vilshärads Gårdsbutik

Vilshärads Gårdsbutik is located in a rural location. Photo: Alexander Hall

Farm shops, local flavours and top quality raw ingredients

Embark on a culinary journey through the landscape and sample the flavours of Halland from the soil, the forest and the fields. It’s worth a day trip or two to one of our well-stocked farm shops! We have put together a list of our local farm shops and are sure that this will give rise to a loving conversation about the love of food, the raw ingredients and the products.

At harvest time, a visit to Halmstad is a dream come true for food lovers. Here you will find the pride of Halland – kale and salmon (Lynga Lax (Swe)external link, opens in new window). But not only that! Visiting a local food producer will give your taste buds a proper workout. Cheese from Kvibille (Swe)external link, opens in new window, jam and juice from Hafi (Swe)external link, opens in new window, kale crispbread from Börjes (Swe)external link, opens in new window, home-grown vegetables at Kaggagård (Swe)external link, opens in new window and Dränggård farm shopsexternal link, opens in new window, pickled kimchi from Paulssons Paleoexternal link, opens in new window, and much more besides.

And as if that weren’t enough, you can find local dairy products at Wapnö (Swe)external link, opens in new window, as well as game, beef, and lamb at several livestock producers such as Gudagottt (Swe)external link, opens in new window and Ulveredsexternal link, opens in new window. Don’t be fooled – what you see is what you get. High quality, locally grown, picked and prepared with love!

Personer lagar mat utomhus i Halmstad

Foto: Alexander Hall

Culinary experiences in natural surroundings

Join us on a culinary adventure in natural surroundings, where the best ingredients Halland has to offer are truly allowed to shine. Where you can pick your own salad composed of whatever nature has to offer right now, and where the protein could be self-caught salmon from Vinnalt.

Together with Niklas, you cook the food over an open fire while he shares his tricks and hints for balancing flavours. Then you can all gather round the table and enjoy your delicious dinner just before the sun slips below the horizon. Niklas runs the nature company Flyta.nu.external link, opens in new window In addition to courses and kayak rentals, he offers experiences and packages customised according to the seasons and the wishes of the customer.

 Vegetables and root vegetables

Photo: Mostphotos Madelen

Events with a taste of harvest

At this time of year, autumn markets and harvest festivals are popular gathering places. Check out the event calendar (Swe) for updates about autumnal harvest-time activities. There you will find everything from markets to tastings and courses. Be sure to keep an eye out for events such as Taste of Halmstad (Swe),external link, opens in new window Ingedagarna open house days (Swe),external link, opens in new window the Harvest Festival at Särdals Mill, Apple Days at Hafi (Swe)external link, opens in new window and the Autumn Market in Simlångsdalen. Get ready to discover the delicious flavours of Halland and experience the love of food made from local ingredients.

Harvest time in Halland

It is not only Halmstad that invites you to festive harvest times, but the whole of Halland. During Harvest time in Halland (Swe)external link, opens in new window, everything about food happens during August to October. Here you will get tips for farm shops, cafés, restaurants and favourite places, as well as courses close to nature, walking tours and activities. Welcome to explore the whole of Halland's rich range of foods in late summer and autumn.

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You can find all the events at any time in our events calendar (Swe).

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