Our local market in Roquefort les Pins has opened again, albeit under rather different conditions. There are only a handful of stalls and a strict one-way system in place with lots of barriers. However, if it means we can get fresh local produce and get outside while shopping I’m all for it. Here’s what I bought this week at Roquefort market.
Enter here. Rules and hand sanitiser. No wandering around. No loitering!
Choose your fruit and vegetables at Roquefort market from behind a barrier. Social distancing in place. Most people are wearing masks.
I bought local strawberries from the town of Carros, young courgettes with their flowers still on grown by the stall holders themselves, local asparagus and a melon from Cavaillon. I was also very pleased to find a muguet (lily of the valley) for May Day. You can read about the tradition of giving muguet here.
Show Me Your Neighbourhood – Visiting Roquefort Les Pins
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I love exploring markets and would much prefer to buy delicious looking fruit and vegetables from a local market rather than a supermarket, especially in these strange times when local farmers need all the support they can get
Fully agree with you, and the bonus is that they taste better too.
Please send us some of those delicious looking things. But be careful about the way you write Angleterre, so that the French posties don’t misread it as Argentine, as they did when you tried to send us some apricots and the parcel, minus the apricots but plus a charming apologetic letter from the Argentine posties, arrived in East Sussex six months later!
That was so ridiculous wasn’t it! I’ve never tried to send food again.
Lucky you.fresh fruit and vegetables in the open air. I remember the Roquefort market, especially the olive stall!
Open air shopping is the way to go these days, that’s for sure.
I love the smell of fresh fruit and veg from a French market. Melons and tomatoes smell devine!
Melons and basil are the best smells for me. Roll on summer for all those delicious perfumes.
Oooh, wonderful on so many levels – measures in place to allow social distancing, GREEN asparagus, strawberries in a cardboard punnet and courgettes with the flowers on. I have heard our local market was open but it was difficult to social distance. I may try and get some feedback from someone who actually went as I am really missing buying local, fresh produce that is plastic free.
The market has only got a few of its regular stalls open which makes social distancing easier. Also it’s only a small market. Must be hard for a busy big market to put in place.