We always go to the St Caprais Chestnut Fair, and invariably it's held in beautiful sunshine.
Yesterday there were some giant Pumpkins on show.
And plenty of Chestnuts being roasted.
Lots of different flavoured Goat cheeses.
My baker was there too with her wonderful bread.
And a nice girl selling plant flavoured syrups.
A pleasant afternoon in a nice village, and I came away with just a large Sourdough loaf; nothing else really tempted me. Next Saturday will be our own local Chestnut Fair, and I expect to buy much more.
These fairs really spell AUTUMN.
The bread, chestnuts and cheese sound good although I prefer my cheese to taste of cheese not some other flavouring. Just about to eat scrambled egg with fresh asparagus here.ReplyDelete
I always buy the 'plain' Goat Cheese; it's so much better.Delete
It may have rained here tomorrow, but it is still very hot.ReplyDelete
27 C here today. A pleasant few days of sunshine before it starts to get cooler.Delete
Envious of those pumpkins, the size and the colour. I would like to have one of those in my garden!ReplyDelete
Must have been an enjoyable wander looking at all those local goodies.
I have no Pumpkins or Squashes this year; usually we're overloaded. Too dry and too hot.Delete
Was the apple juice man there with his giant press?ReplyDelete
He was, as well as all the usual suspects. The only thing I noticed that was different this year was a group of young hippy circus performers showing children how to balance on a ball etc.Delete
So good to see local fairs promoting local produce, sadly we don't have the equivalent here.ReplyDelete
Our nearer fair next Saturday will be even better.Delete
Wish this was a smellie blog - I can almost smell those roast chestnuts - almost but notReplyDelete
It was a delicious smell. I always boil mine so I never have that same experience.Delete
The bread looks divine.ReplyDelete
I bought one of the big ones on the right at the back.Delete
The man roasting chestnuts looks a bit different to the ones on Oxford Street !!! Your bakers bread looks wonderful. XXXXReplyDelete
They sell a huge amount of them too; both the Chestnuts and the Bread.Delete
Weaver beat me too it, but I bet all the other smells were amazing too.ReplyDelete
"to it", sorryDelete
The only smell I didn't particularly like was from the sugared-almond man.... to me it's a sickly sweet smell.Delete
Calling goats cheese Feta hasn't been banned yet.ReplyDelete
I don't think she made Feta... I wonder why.Delete
I love the French seasonal fairs.ReplyDelete
All very bucolic and relaxed, with lots of pretty girls around. Can't be bad!Delete
By the kilo?Delete
By the handful.Delete
Am loving the industrial sized chestnut cookersReplyDelete
They love their home-made gadgets.Delete
Autumn is on the way! Stocked up on Hokaido. Mrs G's favourite chestnut vendor from Egypt hasn't arrived yet. He won't be long now.ReplyDelete
Does the Egyptian bring his own Chestnuts from Egypt? I believe the world's biggest grower (by far) is China; I wonder what they do with them all?Delete
I never thought about that. I just assumed they'd be from Italy. Probably thought that from reading a novel. I'll ask him when he appears.Delete