Chamonix Farmers Market

Winter season veggies such as endive were plentiful
Winter season veggies such as endive were plentiful

Georgie, Greg, and Sue were lucky enough to visit & ski in the Alps in late March. We stopped by the Chamonix, France Farmers Market on a rainy day–it was bustling with activity. Seasonal vegetables included Endive, Salsify roots, and leeks.

In addition to the beautiful vegetable and fruit displays, we were interested in the booths that offered varieties of olives & flavorful walnuts, sausage and meat stalls, and booths piled high with tommes (rounds) of cow, goat and sheep fromages (cheeses).

Olive Table, Chamonix
All the different varieties of olives to sample!







We sampled the regional cheeses throughout the trip: Beaufort and Comte were excellent hard cow cheeses, and Reblochon was a softer cheese, strong and delicious in a baked potato dish called Tartiflette.