Monday, 18 October 2010

Semaine du goût I

On Saturday, during national "Taste Week", a farmers market was held in the grounds of Madame Elisabeth's domain. Versailles is the 'chef lieu' (roughly translated as county town) of the Yvelines department of France, one of the largest départements in the country. It is mostly rural and therefore there are farmers not too far away! For more info about Louis the 16th's sister's grounds, click on the label below. This coming week I won't be able to visit your blogs as often as usual, I hope you will excuse me.
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Samedi se tenait un marché de producteurs locaux dans le domaine de Madame Elisabeth, dans le cadre de la Semaine du Goût 2010. On oublie trop vite que les Yvelines sont un département immense... et en superficie majoritairement rural ! Cette semaine, je ne pourrai pas visiter vos blogs aussi souvent que d'habitude, j'espère que vous m'excuserez.

26 comments:

Birdman said...

Interesting look for a 'farmers market'.

Joy said...

Hi, I reviewed all your photos of Madame Elisabeth's place -- wonderful shots. The colors are beautiful and you've given me ideasof what I may want to do when photographing landscapes. thank you I enjoy your work and visit your site just about each day.

Jacob said...

You're excused.

I tried that once and everybody said there was no excuse for me! Oh well!

Ah...we have days we call "Taste of Ocala." Other cities do a similar thing. We've attended "Taste of Minnesota" in St. Paul.

Lots of fun. Too much to eat. I can imagine your Taste Week offered multitudinous opportunities to stuff one's gullet!

Woody said...

Do the farmers wear tuxedos too? ;-) I really like the tops of the tents - they look like mountain tops or very large white Hershey kisses. Looking forward to Pont Neuf :-)

Bob Crowe said...

For some reason this reminds me of the scene from Camelot, although the building is much to modern. I expect to see Arthur and Guinevere strolling through.

Randy said...

Looks like a fancy farmers market. We'll miss you!

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like a delicious, elegant, fun place to be!
Bon appetit!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

How charming! I would never have imagined a farmer's markets being held in those tents.

Sharon

Bergson said...

les tentes sont déjà de bon goût

Diane said...

My family and I love the markets in France. Our favourite meal on earth is the chicken and potatoes that they cook on the spits. Wish I was there. xxx

VP said...

I always take my time in these markets, so many good things around...

Cergie said...

Avant de venir en RP nous avions un à priori contre elle et finalement elle est aussi pleine de forêts, de champignons, de belles promenades et de producteurs locaux de tout. Cela parce qu'autrefois il a fallu nourrir et flatter le palais des rois et maintenant il faut nourrir Paris > des tas de variétés de légumes et de fruits y ont été créées (cerise de Montmorency, artichaud du Vexin...) adaptées à sa terre et son climat.

Malyss said...

La botte de paille fait très rural dans ce cadre elegant! :)
Pas que les Yvelines, la France reste rurale, quoi qu'on en dise!

Hilda said...

Such cute tents! How do they make them so pointy?

I hope you had a grand time tasting everything.

Olivier said...

la semaine du bon gout est une belle initiative. j'ai bien aime ta photo d'hier, j'ai faillit faire la meme en rentrant dimanche soir....a quand plus de sucre dans les magasins ;o)

B SQUARED said...

National Taste week in France, that sounds fabulous.

Jacob said...

Hi Ciel: I thought you were going to be too busy to comment this week! :-)

I'm not complaining, believe me...it was a nice surprise to learn you're still round and about.

With re to Cedar Key: Yes, that is a sand lane. You'd love it. And Lois Anne will cook anything for me! Heh, heh. I'm a lucky guy.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

brattcat said...

What a grand setting this is. I think about our farmer's markets in Vermont and look at this and smile at the differences. Hope the week goes well, Ciel, whatever is absorbing your time and attention.

Kaori said...

I adore those tents! Looks like a busy week ahead! Hope you have fun ;-D

Small City Scenes said...

I came back and now you are leaving. Such is life. I read through all the postings I missed.
Sorry about the petrol shortage and the strike. Ick! I remember those too.
Love a farmers market but October is the last month for around here, MB

EG Wow said...

Looks so regal!

Loree said...

Wow. What a grand place to have a farmer's market. Would love to buy my fruit in such a marvellous setting.

Paulie said...

The tents are eye catching! I love going to get fresh fruits and veggies at the farmer's market here. I imagine yours is just as good!

If you are traveling, be safe.

T. Becque said...

Love the light in this. Looks like fun!

Gunn said...

Looks like a nice place to visit, and probably lots of yummy food!:)

Francisca said...

I'm salivating just at the thought, Ciel...