Monday, 22 April 2013
Holiday in France - you have to eat well!!! Enjoy local produce and a laugh!
Roquebillière has a busy little rural market with colourful stalls from March to November on the central square of the village. It has become an indispensable treat for both regular or occasional visitors. Almost 100% of the produce is local and organic!!.
Established in 2007 to meet local's demand, the market is now organised between a local association of producers - GEDAR and Vesubie Decouverte.
It is mainly fruit and veg, with some fish, and plants and then..... local cheeses, scrummy home made syrups, olives, not forgetting some organic beauty products, and local crafts - hand made pottery and baskets.
There is also a six yearly larger market which attracts people from further afield - a must for your hunting gear, crimpelene tabards (remember those?) and all manner of charcuterie and other finery.
A great opportunity to go down and browse, admire the view up to Belvedere and indulge in a load of local chit chat. If you are staying with spacebetween in one of their gites in Berthemont les Bains get down to the village to practice your French!!!
With the summer arts festival organised by the Gens D'Aqui, and the Wednesday evenings free "hops" in the village square - where local favourites Lu Rupau Capeu will have you whirling around as you haven't done since Scottish country dancing at school!!!
Roquebilliere is coming into its own and over shadowing its "big sister" Saint-Martin-Vesubie.
Bravo Eric, Annie, Jerome et al......
Non-exhaustive list of exhibitors
Annie and Gerard SIC (Sheep; Goat Cheese)
Lily Creation (pottery ceramic art)
Philippe RAYMONDO (jams, syrups, eggs)
MICHEL - fish (shark, whale ;-)
Angele CORNILLION (Tome)
Alex ACTIS (organic vegetables)
Gilles & Hassina AUBURTIN (organic vegetables)
Joel CORNIGLION (fruits and vegetables)
Elise (syrups and jams, gift basket ..)
Jérôme Payen (mountain honey)
Vizzone Giuseppe (Italian specialties)
Isa (fruits and vegetables)
Sylvain (olives, olive oil &; olive puree)
Allari Véronique (beads and Murano glass jewelry)
Audrey (dry grocery organic cosmetics)
Mauro (Plants and Plant seasons
In French/en francais