Value for money. Yummy.


It really is a joy to go shopping in my local market. Every Wednesday the periphery of the village square, normally a car park, is full of colourful stalls. I am still at the -can’t stop smiling-stage. I have lived here since mid October but have to return to England every two weeks or so, to work and then return here to…eat, sleep, write, read and quite frankly not, think of England. This market really does sum up for me what I love most about living in France: Sights, sounds and smells worth getting out of bed for. Food prices, not to mention the exchange rate, have changed so much in the last 8 years since I moved across the channel, that I don’t even think about it anymore. Too depressing.

However, I did think this was worth sharing with you. How much do you think this little lot cost? Hmm?

Value for money.

South of France is not always expensive!

That’ll be: 1 red pepper. 1 fennel bulb. 4 potatoes. Bunch of radishes. 2 kiwi fruit. 1 cooked beetroot and 3 courgettes.

Answers on a postcard please…

Sorry, kidding 😉

It all came to 4€

That’s less than £4. About £3.50.

Then I bought some fresh salmon from the man that looks like George Clooney…but that’s another story.

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2 Responses to “Value for money. Yummy.”
  1. Keefieboy says:

    I’ve really got into market shopping in the last couple of years (was a bit scared of it before that because my Spanish was almost non-existent). Now I have my favourite butcher, chicken-guy and fruit & veg bloke, and they all know me and give me free stuff – yesterday I got a couple of chorizos from the butcher and a bunch of parsley from the fruiter. And yes, spectacular quality and really good prices.

    • helenducal says:

      It’s a great way to shop isn’t it! Especially with more expensive stuff like cheese. At least you can try it first. Bought some from a shop the other day and it was, inmo, awful.
      I have to work in UK over Xmas for 2 weeks and I am told that shopping is usually done, once, every two weeks!! Can you imagine the state of the fruit, veg, salad at the end of my stay. Will I get scurvy, do you think? 😉

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