Saturday at Place des Prêcheurs is wonderful...especially when the sun is shining. In the summer when the tourist season is in full swing, the crowds can be a little frustrating, but today was glorious!
This is considered a fruit and vegetable market but there is SO much more. My intention was to show you the "more" but I realized this post would just become too long.
This is the south of France... and a day without garlic is....well....just not a good day!
And in spite of my garlic overload last night...today at the market I was asked out on a date! And I actually understood. Sadly, it was NOT this man...although he does live nearby.
Of course, the vegetables are not all grown here. They are shipped in during the winter just as they are at grocery stores....many of them from Spain. Sorry...I hate to burst everyone's bubble
But as the growing season moves into full swing, we'll be getting more local produce. However, these dried mushrooms are local. I'm including this photo for Keith over at A Taste of Garlic. He gave me a nice review last week in spite of the fact that I've never written a post on the apparently obligatory subject of mushrooms. This is for you Keith.
I'll leave you with this photo of one of my favorite venders at Place des Prêcheurs. Her enthusiasm is contagious...I just hope her hair color isn't!
More on the mysteries of this particular hair color in a future post!
Next week I'll treat you to the rest of the Grand Marchés at Place des Prêcheurs. Don't you just want to make yourself a big salad right about now?