It should have been called a party more so than a market I guess. There were only a couple of stands with actual produce or cheese, the rest was all ready to eat food and some stands with the usual trinkets of jewellry, towels and such.
Held in Julienne, just outside of Jarnac, it was worth to visit just for the food they served. Plenty of choices from North African stews (sans Couscous), fresh duck, to BBQ pork, fresh snails and seafood. There was even a Chinese caterer selling his frenchified Asian dishes. (not our favorite...)
After having made the tour of the market and looked at all on offer, we went for duck, as all ingredients including the french fries were fresh, which made it an easy choice for dining gluten free.
Isabella went with a meatball Tajine in a Ratatouille type stew, a very tasty and gluten free choice.
We bought a couple of different honeys, one of which is a Sunflower honey. Not as pungent as my Pine honey from Austria, more a yellow creamy style.
The crowd was in a very good mood it seemed, as I said, it looked more like the annual town Fete, with live music and dance. Yes, we left before the music started....so for us it was an evening market.
THE MARKET SET UP
PLENTY OF SEATING
NOT MUCH IN TERMS OF A MARKET
VERY GOOD CHEESE
DA PIZZA TRUCK
EXOTIC FOOD TRUCK
VERY VERY GOOD
CHICKEN AND PINEAPPLES
MEN WITH FUNNY HATS
BARBE A PAPA = COTTON CANDY
THE STAGE FOR LIVE MUSIC
ALL FRESH, STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM
VICTORIA'S FOIE GRAS SALAD
MY DUCK FRITES