5. Why do customers keep coming back to your stall?
People like to come to my stall because it is a friendly, old-fashioned market stall. It’s what they grew up with when they went to markets. I love to interact with all my customers and always see what I can do to make it better. I talk to everyone, no matter who they are or what they look like – I always like to talk. I’m not just selling food, I’m selling my passion!

6. What surprising lessons have you learned over 16 years at the markets?
I have learned so, so many things. I learned never to argue with a customer if they come back and say my food is bad. I listen to them and find out what they didn’t like about it. This is good because then I let the folks at the factory know and sometimes they even change the recipe!
Also, you can never judge how a market day will turn out. Even if it’s rainy you can still have a really good day, so never give up. I try not to let little things like that get to me. Some days are good, some days are bad. It’s what working at the markets is all about.

 

7. What is your number one best seller?
Cheese kranski. It never goes wrong. You can get a whole bucket full of kranskis from me! And bacon, everyone loves bacon. Sometimes I wrap kranski in bacon! I sell a lot of deli products on Saturday too. People are addicted to my kranski and want to take them home and cook them during the week.

8. Do you think you’ll ever retire?
I have stuck around this long because I love it and I love my customers – I could never leave them! I would feel too guilty.

 

There it is, folks. Our bet is you’ll still see Harry at the markets in another 16 years. The market just wouldn’t be the same without him!
You can visit Harry at German Wurst Haus every Saturday and Sunday, 6am to 12pm. If you haven’t already, give the cheese kranskis a try. We have it on good authority that they can’t be beaten.