Au marché ce matin – Farmers’ Market this morning

Je crois que je pourrais facilement vivre au marché de Libourne. Je planterais ma tente juste au coin de l’hôtel de ville et voilà! Tout y est: des gens simples, passionnés, sympathiques; des produits incroyables, mon marchand de journaux des pâtisseries et des cafés accueillants… Intéressant de voir en cette saison tous les vieux légumes réapparaître sur les étales. Et puis les pommes juste tombées de l’arbre…

I think I could easily live in the Libourne market. I would plant my tent just around the corner from City Hall and voila! Everything is there: simple people, passionate and friendly, incredible organic food, my news stand, fabulous pastries from Lopez and cozy cafes … Interesting to see that all the old fashioned vegetables reappear on the shelves when comes fall (or is it Winter yet?). And “them apples” just fallen from the tree … Oh, and the last grapes from the local vineyards!

72 Comments Add yours

  1. strawberryquicksand says:

    Bonjour! J’adore votre blog. Je voudrais voire une recette pour Aligot!!!! Je l’ai gouté a Toulouse quand j’ai fait la vacance la bás. When I was there with my friend, Arianne, we were at the markets and she could not speak French but wanted to order an almond croissant in French from the vendor. The entire time my French friend, Jerome, and I were in the queue we were teaching Arianne how to say “je voudrais un croissant aux amandes s’il vous plait”;. She repeated it over and over, and we were not very quiet either. When we got to the stall holder, Arianne very carefully said “je… voudrais… un cwassant ox amands sil voo playt” and the stall holder dutifully acquiessed. Arianne was SO excited! “She understood me! She understood me!” and JErome and I burst out laughing – I said “she had long enough to work out your order. I dare say she heard us the entire time in the line up”. It was so funny. J’adore la France.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      What a great story!:) I never had or cooked Aligot. It is not something people would eat in this region. I bet it is really good though:) 🙂

  2. I’m suffering from some serious farmer’s market envy right now! Beautiful images. They capture the spirit of a market perfectly.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much! I do love my market:)

  3. petitmots7 says:

    Amazing pictures! Wish I was there!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you!

  4. alfievenner says:

    Les marchés de France me manque ici en Angleterre. Trop belle images!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Merci! Il faut revenir plus souvent:)

  5. Your photos are magnificent!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Well thank you so much! Welcome to my french heaven:0) !!!

  6. Leilani says:

    Ahhh, that IS a French heaven.:)

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Isn’t it? :0) Thanks for visiting Leilani!

  7. I love all you photos – do you take them yourself? How do you get them so “soft” looking?

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are very kind! Yes I take all the photos myself (except the ones of dead celebrities of course:0) My camera (Canon) is pretty good at making them look soft like that…

  8. Je t’aime votre blog!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much! I love yours as well:0)

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Alex!!

  9. hangxang says:

    these are amazing! I love your vibrant photos!!! So healthy and they give me such an organic crave!!!!!!!!!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much!!

  10. mredible says:

    Don’t settle for one tent, set up a camp site next to the market I’d move in for one!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      And you’d be welcome:0)

  11. Ooh tres Bon! Pardon my pigeon French. What a lovely subject to write about

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you. I do love our old market. Always a great source of inspiration:0)

  12. Fresh photos and food!

    1. My French Heaven says:


  13. mlplouff says:

    How fortunate you are, to have a local market like this. The goods from my CSA sustain me May through October, but for the rest of the year, it’s much more difficult to find local producers.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I am indeed lucky. I will post today’s pictures of the market in one of tomorrow’s posts

  14. Brook says:

    Yes, it must be like heaven to live in France. My son visited there several years ago and said it was the best food he’s ever eaten. One of my dreams is to visit France, with my adult children. (and *thank you* for the like at my blog.) Your blog is so elegant. The orange-y tomatoes above are so gorgeous. (Don’t know about snails…might balk at snails).

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m OK with snails but they’re not my favorite food to eat. I hope you get to visit someday!!

  15. guillaumebx says:

    Jolie série ! Les produits font envie 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Merci beaucoup Guillaume

  16. lydialax says:

    Your photos could be eaten right up they are so delicious.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much! I’m trying:0)

  17. I love your blog. It is not only interesting because it opens me up to a whole new world but it is visually stimulating! The quality of your pictures is superb! So glad you include the english translation in your posts!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much Elisabeth. I am very touched!! I am having so much fun with this thing. I need to start cooking lighter dishes though as I soon won’t be able to go through the door:0) Thanks again and I hope you’ll keep coming back! Tomorrow I will share my recipe for salt crusted fish. It is light and absolutely delicious:0)

  18. I love seeing your market…Your photos are incredible!!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much! As soon as the weather allows, I will go to another market about an hour from here that’s supposed to be amazing too!

  19. Alan44 says:

    Un beau marché,et surtout de bien belles photographies.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Merci beaucoup!!

  20. oh to have a market such as that…at least, thanks to you, we have the pictures.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You need to come over! I’ll take you to the market and then we’ll cook together:0)

  21. ajualuv says:

    Beautiful!!! Gorgeous pictures. Thank you so much for sharing these. Love how crisp and clear the pics are. Blessings!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh thank you so much! I love your blog (and pictures) as well!! I hope you’ll come back often:0)

  22. Stephane, your photos are wonderful. I especially like the one showing the beautiful heirloom tomatoes.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much Nikki! I must say that your pictures of that red cake look so great that I thought they were made by a professional. Actually, I’m assuming you’re not when you may actually be… Anyhow, thanks for stopping by. Maybe you’ll tell your friends about My French Heaven:0) I’ll tell mine about BBB:0)

  23. Debra Kolkka says:

    I would love to be there right now! The food looks so delicious.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      The food IS delicious. So get your ticket, I’ll come pick you up at the airport:0) Options B, keep coming back to my little blog:0)

  24. deeFoodie says:

    Wow what beautiful photos. X

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Well thank you very much! I went to see your blog and I really like the way you work on yours. I am now following you and I look forward to reading your next posts:0)

  25. Soizic says:

    Belles photos gourmandes!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Merci Soizic, ça fait plaisir!

  26. Cindy Green says:

    ohhh stunning images – makes me want to be there right now!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Cindy, I hope you come visit someday!!

  27. Irene says:

    I am jealous you have such a fruitful farmer’s market. Everything looks so refreshing. And and…that chocolate croissant. I missed French croissant…the real stuff.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Don’t be jealous! You just need to come visit! Thanks for reading my little blog!!

  28. paninigirl says:

    Love your photos and the opportunity to practice reading French-something I haven’t done in years. I’m studying Italian now and even though I studied French a lot longer, I seem to only be able to think in Italian now.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      That’s great! Keep practicing:0)

  29. Phil Franks says:

    Fabulous photography. I need to up my game! Very nice blog, look forward to seeing more.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! Lots of pictures taken for very few posted…that´s the secret:0) please keep reading and posting!

  30. Francesca says:

    Lovely pictures! I wish I could go to that market every Sunday morning. Maybe one day …

    1. My French Heaven says:

      come visit me some day. I’ll take you there and we’ll cook brunch together!

  31. I’m with you…Love the farmers market!

  32. amberlife says:

    Great photos – really vibrant colours – makes me want to get back to France straight away – you just can’t beat a French market :0)

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks a lot! I’m glad you like the blog. Please keep coming back so we can share some more. All the best!

  33. Lizzie says:

    I want some of that cheese, right now! Nite Stephane xx

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I’d send you some but it smells like hell. It’d kill the postman:0) XOXOX

  34. Ahhh…so envious that you have such an amazing market nearby! I can’t even find kale here, atm. And why, exactly, did I move from Central London?

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh I know. And London is probably with NYC my favorite place to eat out…

  35. Yes, it looks like I could move in there and stay as well! What else do you need? BEAUTIFUL photos, by the way.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks a lot!

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