December 1, 2013

liberation farmers market

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it is probably already a well known fact on this blog that i love farmers markets. so when i found out i would be living just blocks from one of the biggest farmers markets in nice, i was over the moon. i walk through the market almost daily to get to class but i only just recently got to properly visit and shop. it's so interesting how different farmers markets are in france than the ones i'm used to back home. in america, they seem like an event. things seem much more staged and more attention is paid to aesthetics and detail. here, they are apart of life. they are much more pedestrian and gritty and feel more natural. i've been told this is probably because the market i shop at is the 'locals market'. the farmers market more geared towards tourists, the famous Cours Saleya, is more organized and visually pleasing but also more expensive. another thing i was surprised at was the lack of variety. it seems like almost every vender sells the same things! and very few booths are organic (or if they are they don't advertise it). i did find a bio (organic) vender who is very kind and has very good prices so when i do shop at the market, thats my first stop. afterwards, i'll pick up flowers or hunt for other things i need or just people watch and enjoy the sights and sounds and colors of the market.
Anonymous said...

Colourful market! I enjoy people watching at my local f.m.

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