I went to a french farmer’s market for the first time. They are the same as American but here they have fresh cheeses, where I bought plenty of apples for less than one euro. I believe I bought around 10. I was going to buy the one cheese I like, St. Nectair because it is a very mellow cheese. Unlike most that are very old and strong that I cannot handle at all.
You may be asking “ You are in the country of cheese and you don’t like it?!” How I got here is a long story, I may do a post about it if I get enough comments asking me to do so.
Anyways, while I was there I went to the only cheese stand and didn’t sell it. I was told there usually is one stand specially reserved for St. Nectair, and of course knowing me and my luck the one day I go and wanted cheese the people in the stand were not there.
That did not stop me, instead, I bought some plants coriander, since here there is no cilantro but they taste the same.Basil and another herb called toona it has a strong kind of peppery flavor.Next time I plan on buying parsley and if the seller has some mint. I also bought a bouquet of beautiful yellow daffodils for two euros. On my way back, I was happy with the items I purchased but mostly for the herbs,( I love plants, especially herbs that I can cook with)
I had a huge smile on my face because I was so happy with everything.(I cannot hide my emotions if you know me in person you can see everything in my face without talking.) So, everyone that passed me by (I get stared at a lot) looked at me and also smiled because I was extremely happy and could not contain it.
Instead of posting twice I am combing them. Who doesn’t like two in one?You’re welcome.
Two weeks later,
I returned to the market, where I bought my cheese, strawberries and other goodies! Sadly, no flowers this time but I was very happy that I got my cheese! Sadly, the man where I bought the herbs from sold only exotic herbs, thus I could not get my parsley. Overall, I left happy and with good farm fresh items( and cheese I mostly came for the cheese.) I love farmers markets, I fell in love with them in San Francisco and here, In France it is common and the vendors take great pride in their produce.