One of the things I love about Provence are their wonderful weekly markets, Lourmarin’s is exceptional. Even though I rarely missed a weekly stroll, each time there were new things that captured my attention, filling my basket with fresh aromas and fragrances! Each Friday morning I would wake up to the clatter and clink of metal poles and stall holders’ vehicle engines maneuvering themselves into place to stake out their position and unload their wares. Such hard work, especially in the rain but they always came no matter the weather. True, the market diminished in size during the winter months restricting itself more to local fresh produce. However just like the blooming of the blossoms it grew and flourished as spring approached, the weather warmed up and the crowds swelled.
Like Joseph’s Coat of many colours, they are a staple at a Provencal Market. Bright, vibrant shades, splashing colour everywhere, it is hard to make a choice, maybe one of each?!
For the kitchen!
Provencal local food – deliciousness!
Olives, tapenade and garlic!
Local fresh produce
Kissed with rain drops, these fragrant blooms were profusive!
As we wound our way from the market back down into the streets of Lourmarin it was with great nostalgia, wondering when we would next be here to fill our basket, probably sooner than you’d imagine!