One of Provence’s charms is the four distinctive seasons; and nowhere is this more evident than at the markets. Visit in autumn and you’ll eat figs and mushrooms while in spring, there’s asparagus, artichokes and the first strawberries. It’s a good reason for visiting at a different time each year. Here are some seasonal highlights.
Don’t forget that there are books in La Louche, such as Provence of Alain Ducasse that will help you find the best places to buy produce. We also send you a comprehensive guide to the best food and wine shops and markets in the area that you can read before you leave home. There's also a copy in the house.
strawberries (until autumn)
fava beans (broad beans)
fresh goats milk cheeses
mushrooms, especially cepes & chanterelles
fresh haricot and coco beans
game, including wild boar
new season’s walnuts
new season’s olive oils
oysters - at their best in this season
citrus, including clementines