For 1–2 days within a particular destination, farmyards and other places that are not always related to business and catering services on a daily basis, turn into cafés. Within Open Café days each farmstead prepares its own special treat – a soup, a casserole, a cake, a bread, or a whole meal – and offers it to visitors together with coffee/tea. Each farm presents its home-café name and the product offered is also presented with its cultural characteristics and story. In order to attract a wider community and families with children, various cultural activities are organized: handicrafts, games, playing musical instruments, etc.
Local cuisine in our countries is based on natural products from a clean environment. Spring and summer seasons are characterised by lighter dishes like greens, dairy products and seasonal fish, grilled meat, forest berries and mushrooms. Meat dishes with vegetable and grain side dishes, fermented and pickled vegetables dominate cold season meals.