Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Market Day

With wall to wall sunshine and great wine at knockdown prices it is easy to see how life in France is very different to that in the NE of England.

Those differences are even more marked when it comes to shopping for food where the weekly market is very much the go-to place for fresh, local produce.

So, I thought you might like to see what is on offer this week.

It's France, there has to be fresh bread!

There are two bakers in our village, one is currently closed for annual holiday and the other obviously underestimated demand on Bastille Day as they ran out of bread. The shudders of horror could be felt all over the valley :)

Fresh eggs are a given

but live hens? You can tell it is rural France :)

Langoustines for lunch? Our absolute favourite.

At least two of our five a day, no discarding irregular shaped vegetables here thank you!

And to bring all that food home

A stylish bag or two

The icing on the cake, a fabric stall which, of course, needs to be supported :)

Makes that weekly trawl round the supermarket very dull, doesn't it ?


  1. This really makes me want to go back to France! And, I just returned from a river cruise on the Danube.

  2. What's there not to love. Maybe you'll never go back home. How refreshing that the veggies don't have to be perfect.

  3. What a fun post. I'm envying you a bit. Enjoy it all enough for both of us, will you?

  4. Fresh food and fabric? Flipping fanatic!!!!

  5. You just can't beat having fresh bread every day.

  6. It's not Morrisons, that's for sure. Make the most of that nice weather..........

  7. Fun share! Boy, would I be in heaven if we could get fresh bread made from organic grains locally!!

  8. I can't even imagine shopping daily for, basically, just enough for the day - I haven't even gotten used to cooking for 2 yet, and the kids have been out of the house now for 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 years, lol! I'd sure be very happy to have fresh bread every day, though - YUM! Did you buy anything at the fabric stall? (STALL! COOL!)

  9. Looks wonderful! You've certainly picked a lovely place to spend the Summer :)


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