From the category archives:

French Markets

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 […]


Spring Market inspiration. Open your eyes!

by Kate Hill on May 6, 2012

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 […]


Camont’s New Beekeeper- Narcisse the Sweet

by Kate Hill on November 15, 2009

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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