In September 2019 the first KuKuMa took place on the redesigned Hoher Platz square. That was two years ago and I am glad that the Saturday market has been able to withstand these uncertain times. The energy and commitment of individuals, wonderful producers and sellers as well as curious, loyal and satisfied customers have made this possible. Of course this is an ongoing process and new stallholders and customers would be very welcome but the small, lovely market is definitely an asset to a small town like Wolfsberg.
Last Saturday we had beautiful weather, Dominik Simon on his guitar and a great, familiar atmosphere. There were a variety of products to choose from: natural cosmetics, vegetables, oyster mushrooms, organic milk, various cakes, filled noodles, organic beef products as well as bacon, smoked products and crackling, chicken eggs, vinegars, oils and bread are just some of the products that were available to buy. But there were also extraordinary things to be found: Ostrich feather dusters at the market stall from Haus der Region, for example. Café Maxi’s, the StadtmacherInnen wine bar and Kaffee Krone were all busy and many familiar and new faces could be seen.
A well-known face in Wolfsberg, but new to KuKuMa, is Andrea Buchsbaum. As mentioned on WolfsBlog in April, Andrea closed her successful Creafé in December last year and was then employed as a cook at Demeter St. Markus. Creafé regulars will be pleased to hear that Andrea is planning to open another café – in the meantime she will be offering “Seelen Futter” (“Soul Food”) at the KuKuMa. On Saturday she served up a wonderful lentil curry (also to take-away), as well as energy balls, poppy-seed cake and carrot cake. Many guests made themselves comfortable on the inviting new bistro tables in the Wolfsberg shared space.