Fête de la Pomme, la Foire, an annual October fair for the apple. . . . . . this one being
the eighteenth such Autumn celebration in this charming village of Aigues-Vive.
A pleasant country drive through vineyards and farmland, not far from where my
brother John and his wife Alison live, this small village of approximately 2,600
welcomed huge crowds from the surrounding area in the department of Gard in
the region of Languedoc-Roussillion.
A brilliant warm, sunny Sunday morning - we arrived early and managed to
look around before the crowds became heavy, loud, but obviously happy and
thankful for so much fun, entertainment, and an abundance of fabulous
foodstuffs to buy and take home to their kitchens.
There was a fabulous band, school children singing, displays of incredible
farm and grape harvesting equipment. . . . . . and stands offering everything
delicious from fresh apples and juice (free cups of the best just pressed juice ever),
to honey, jams, cheeses, vegetables,sausages, crepes, chestnuts, eggs,
garlic. . . . . plus yarn, lavender products, and so much more.
The French certainly know how to do the outdoor market that's for sure!
This gentleman was selling his family-made jewelry. I especially liked the
polished wood pieces and tucked some in my bag to bring home. . . .
and of course now wish I'd bought a lot more!
Hope you enjoyed a stroll around the colorful French apple fair.