Friday, February 27, 2009

Market Day 2 in Saint-Remy-de-Provence in the south of France

Market Day two. Join us as we discover more of the Wednesday market in Saint-Remy-de-Provence in the south of France.

Nuts – Les Noix vendor

French frommage vendor displaying his cheeses made of cows, goats and sheep’s milk.

Country breads in the market are typically much larger than those sold in the Boulangerie (bakery). Fresh loaves of bread disappear in a few hours.

Poulet roti (roasted chicken) et Canard (duck) avec les pommes de terre (with potatoes) basting in the drippings ready for you to take home.

French markets have many more attractions other than food.

If you need a scarf, hat, jewelry, skirt or blouse, browse the markets.

The south of France was chilly in the early mornings of April during the beginning of our visit in 2007. The French women believe in protecting ones neck so naturally I purchased many scarves.

Join us next time at the market when we purchase special baby clams only found in Provence and the lovely Madame gives us her own recipe for preparing them – only one problem - she only spoke French.


  1. Fun! I'm enjoying looking at these market pictures and looking forward to baby clams.

  2. I love your pictures, I'm so jealous!

  3. Sam, I enjoyed this post almost as much as if traveling to Saint-Remy-de-Provence. What a beautiful place! They make an art of everything from flowers to bread, fountains and fowl. Thanks for the pictures.

    I want you to know I check your blog and I am always
    impressed with what you know about food. It is never your average fare. Yours is poetry of the food blogs.

  4. You have a fabulous blog! I grew up in Greensboro, we moved when I was 9. I miss it dearly. What a great trip you took.

  5. It has been far too long since I have been to France and the pictures are wonderful reminders. Thanks for the memories.

  6. Oh what fun! The huge array of food and other goodies, look amazing. Especially the fresh bread!

  7. Wonderful! Now I have to go back and find our photos of the markets in Budapest and Bilbao to post (ok, I am a copycat but it looks so inviting!). And though I hate the mimes (they are all over) I love the band! Photos are great!

  8. What beautiful photos. They make me want to go there.

  9. What a wonderful day! I wish scarfs were more fashionable here, I love wearing them.

  10. Your photos are spectacular! I've just returned from a month in Southeast Asia and you've given me wanderlust again. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again.

  11. Oh how fun! The colors are so cheerful..makes me smile!

  12. Thank you 5 Star Foodie, Sara, Nancy, BMK, Noble Pig, Culinary Wannabe, Judy & Michelle for your kind comments and traveling along with us.

    Jamie & Mary - please share your trip pictures with us sometime.

    Katherine - I love scarves and wear them here all of the time. Get compliments too, so get yours out.

    I hope each of you will follow along as we continue our 2007 trip through Provence's food and wine county.

  13. What a wonderful experience. exploring markets are always the highlight of any trip we take. I would love to the south of France. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Ahhhhh, I can live vicariously through my blog friends...


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