For those of you who are not into souvenirs of the typical kind, but still want to take something home from your trip to the Baltic Sea, here’s a tip: The Ostseemühle offers a huge variety of different regional products, with focus on oil, mustard and flour.
You can find their small yet amazingly stocked shop in Langenhanshagen, near the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten. They have a full description of directions on their website, which will be linked in the end of this article.
The Ostseemühle is best known for its cold pressed oils of different flavours and ingredients, including linseed, hemp, peanuts, hazelnuts, mustard and sunflower. You can also expand your knowledge by getting to know how the oil is produced. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 15:00pm, the staffs allows visitors to watch them, as they press the oils. It is not a mere standing and looking, but a culinary experience as well, as the oils can be tested directly from the press by the visitors. Plus, its for free!
After the oil pressing procedure, you can spend ages in the small onsite shop. You can find an extensive range of regionally produced food that all come from the area around Ribnitz-Damgarten. My personal favourite next to the linseed oil would be the honey that is sold there. It is 100% organic and comes from a family of beekeepers that have carried on their tradition for generations.
So, if you are looking for a fun, informative and culinary experience, consider a trip to the Ostseemühle. Here’s a link to their website (P.S.: It is also available in English!).