From the category archives:

French Markets

47 tips for a Great Vacation in the French Countryside. #1-5 Taking Time

June 17, 2013 everyone

The first summer I spent at Camont, 1990, friends began to arrive. It began in dribs and dabs, a friend here, a couple there, and then the Big NY Art Gang arrived. Journalists arrive looking for a story then remember to have a good time and discover something about themselves.¹ It was clear to me […]

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Spring Market inspiration. Open your eyes!

May 6, 2012 Camont

Why go to the market? I mean the local farmer’s market, of course. Fresh, simple, direct- a bargain. Inspiring, colorful, nurturing- satisfaction. Diverse, diverting, fun- amused. All those words pop into my head when I think of the many very good markets I can throw a Gascon stone at from Camont. But versatility is reason I stay […]

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Camont’s New Beekeeper- Narcisse the Sweet

November 15, 2009 a petite farm

When shopping the Le Passage d’Agen market on a Wednesday, I whisper to students and guests that “This man sells the best honey in Gascony!”. I get little patronizing nods, the cameras click away; they love his trim mustaches, the flowing gray locks,  his black Stetson hat. He flirts and poses and sells a few […]

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Could this be your Perfect Pig on an October morning?

October 29, 2009 Autumn

The Agen market is full of surprises on a perfect fall morning. Today, shopping for quince, cress, and cilantro I ran into a drove of pigs. Free-range, pasture-raised French pigs. Like a stage setting, simplicity itself- one knife, a cleaver, a wooden block, & a smile. Julien Veyrac of Tournon d’Agenais No one was more […]

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