I was so excited when a friend offered to take us out to Demeter Hof Breit – the farm in Wittlich, Germany where you can bottle your own fresh milk! I’d been wanting to try it but hadn’t gotten around to it, and it was great to have her there showing us the ropes. If your looking for fresh milk, eggs, organic or bio fruits and veggies, meats, cheeses, juices, etc you can find it all here at the farm!
The best part is that it’s super close to the base, only a 13 min drive away! GPS address is in the info below but it’s really easy to find. If you get off the Autobahn at the Wittlich exit you’ll take a left, at the curve just before the Truck Stop restaurant there will be a sign on the left to turn into a lane down to the farm.
Parking is easy and there is a good bit of parking. After your parked follow the gravel path up to the door in the yellow building which is the shop. The milk room is to the right of the entrance.
Keep in mind the farm is not open everyday so know the hours before you go! I took a photo of the sign for you but here is a list of the hours as well:
Tuesday 2 pm to 6 pm
Thursday 3 pm to 7 pm
Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 12:30 pm
The store is fairly small but clean and organized making it easy to take a peek around and see what they have to offer. You can find deli items to dry goods and drinks here. We tried the apple juice made on the farm and it was delicious. It was only €1.40/bottle. I’ve been told the best day to go is Tuesday because they are newly restocked. Also if you don’t see something in the store it doesn’t hurt to ask. My friend was looking for Basil and they went out to the greenhouse and picked some for her. Can’t beat customer service like that!
What you need to know about the fresh milk, you need to either bring your own 1 liter glass bottles or you can buy them there for €0.50 per bottle. You can find them at Thomas Phillips, KIK, or reuse ones from a grocery store like REWE, etc. You fill your own bottles either after you’ve paid for them or if you’ve brought jars then you can fill them and take them in and pay with your other goodies. I’ve been told by my friend that the milk will stay good for about 7 days in a cold fridge. They have the one from the base and have it turned down. Also shake the milk before drinking because the cream rises to the top. Mr. B thinks this milk is delicious, I only use milk in cereal so we’ll have to take his word on it 🙂 I’ve heard the milk is also great for making your own butter. Milk is €1 for 1 liter.
They have eggs, which my friend swears are amazing, but they are €0.40 so €4 if you want a carton of 10. They also have meat packaged as well but it too is a bit spendy, however if you shop bio or organic then it is probably similar in pricing as you are used to.
The fruits and veggies are organic as well and bit more expensive but again if your used to buying organic it should be reasonable for you. Also if you go on Saturday close to closing it will be picked over so go early if you want first dibs 😉
They have cheese as well, gouda and a few flavored gouda types, I also seen parmesan & Brie. We did try the herb gouda but we are partial to Clara Maria’s Italian herb cheese and since we found out it can be delivered here in Germany we’re gonna stick with that.
As far as payment goes you can always use Euro (€) but they also have a card machine that works with MasterCard for purchase that are over €10. Bring a basket or bag to carry your purchases. My friend has an awesome vintage milk crate that carries 4 bottles, so I’m determined to find one at a flea market soon.
There are also animals around you can see. We seen chickens, horses, and pigs! The farm cats are super friendly and like attention as well.
I’ve also been told that if you live in certain areas like Wittlich they will deliver to your home, so if your interested in that you can ask them and see if they deliver to your village.
Have you shopped at Demeter Hof Breit? If so have any tips or must trys to share?
Know Before You Go
What: Demeter Hof Breit in Wittlich, Germany.
How To Get There: It’s about 13 mins from Spangdahlem. GPS address: Hinter der Breit, 54516 Wittlich, Germany. If you get off the Wittlich exit you’ll take a left, at the curve just before the Truck Stop restaurant there will be a sign on the left to turn into a lane down to the farm.
Parking: There is a good bit of parking available, it is free.
Cost: However much you’d like to spend at the farm shop.
Traveling with little kids: Shop area is fairly small, and milk room is one tiny room so baby wearing would be best. Farm cats are friendly and like attention.
How long: Plan on at least 20 mins your first time out there to check everything out.