french food at any age

by Sharon Santoni
Popped into our local market, inevitably bought more than intended.   I never tire of shopping at the farmers market.   Every sense is touched as I wander around, putting together menus in my mind and watching them take shape in my basket.


These pictures are from a market I adored this summer; small and modest.  Locals selling their goats cheese, or a few gladioli from their own garden, and children learning the best way,  the very french  importance of good food.


Our French Inspired Home October 4, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Sometimes the smallest markets are the best. We have several small ones around us that occur a few times a week and I never miss them.

Patty October 4, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Thank you for sharing a day of your life in France ……my dream is to be there someday too
I'm sitting in a hospital waiting room waiting for a family member and just getting to escape for a few minutes in my mind has been a blessing
Thank you

Jen October 4, 2012 - 5:16 pm

I love your post today. I so much enjoy buying, cooking and eating foods. I you love to have you as a follower. Blessings, Jen

Coastal Cottage Dreams October 4, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Lovely photos. I love supporting local vendors at markets. I am thinking about visiting France again next October, can' wait.

michele October 4, 2012 - 6:04 pm

counting down…9 days til i will be in france sampling such goodness.

thanks for the inspiring images.

hope you'll visit soon.


Lost in Provence October 4, 2012 - 7:11 pm

Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon. Especially the last photo, wow. And as much as I love my market here in Arles, yep, the biggest in Provence, some times I would give anything to have access to a small market like that! Not to mention that the prices are not the same either…

Bon Soiree,

Geli October 4, 2012 - 8:30 pm

Hello Sharon! How lovely, dreamy, beautiful you´re photos are! It´s like in heaven! Thanks a lot for sharing them with us! Best wishes!

Katherine October 4, 2012 - 10:56 pm

I love the simplicity of having a market to go to. This looks so inviting.

Honfleurthenandnow October 5, 2012 - 12:16 am

Hello! Stunning photos, you capture the charm and beauty of this unpretentious place so well!

The Moerks October 5, 2012 - 1:19 am

Those small cheeses looked amazing. I can almost smell them from here.

French Girl in Seattle October 5, 2012 - 1:22 am

Your pics made me homesick Sharon. Big fan of Picodon and used to make delicious salads with it. My favorite shots are the children's captures. Their summer outfits are unmistakably French (my 6-year old nephew who lives in Paris has a very similar outfit… 🙂 Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Debbie Freitag October 5, 2012 - 1:25 am

You're blog is so wonderful to read. Thank you for letting me steel away for a few minutes and experience France from my sleepy little suburb of Chicago. So exciting to read and experience your beautiful surroundings from afar.

WhiteWhispers2u October 5, 2012 - 2:02 am

I would so love to shop here daily! Looks fabulous~Cheers Kim

Sarah October 5, 2012 - 2:38 am

Always a treat to visit. I would love to live this life! ~ Sarah

Kristie Franklin October 5, 2012 - 3:22 am

I much prefer going to smaller markets. It seems that all the fruits and vegetables are much fresher and better looking than what you can purchase in the stores. 🙂

Wild Oak Designs October 5, 2012 - 3:39 am

I wish our farmers market was so wonderful….and they certainly do not have goat cheese like that….yummmm
Thank you for sharing.

Vicki October 5, 2012 - 5:51 am

I have no Farmers Market near me at all. It doesn't do much for the carbon footprint if I wind up driving to another city for a farmer's wares, essentially burning up the same fuel a truck does heading toward my city, with the same wares. Ridiculous for a population of 30,000 to be so without proper and normal resources and amenities. And this is California, known for its agriculture. It defies rational explanation. It makes me grumpy because I know what I'm missing when I gaze upon your beautiful photographs of sumptuous foods. Those precious French children are going to be a lot healthier than the American ones in my neighborhood!

peggy braswell October 5, 2012 - 5:35 pm

In S CA there are Farmers Markets all around + I adore going to them. Grand photos of your market in France.

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