Seasonal food

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.

 

Spring

 asparagus
strawberries (until autumn)
peas
fava beans (broad beans)
radishes
morels
sorrel
Sisteron lamb
leeks
fresh goats milk cheeses
frisée

 
 

Summer

apricots
Cavaillon melons 
cherries
peaches
nectarines
plums
garlic
raspberries 
green beans 
potatoes 
tomatoes 
eggplants 
capsicums 
zucchini
basil 
fennel 
figs 

 
 

Autumn

pears
apples
quinces
mushrooms, especially cepes & chanterelles
chestnuts
fresh haricot and coco beans
game, including wild boar
pumpkin
new season’s walnuts
fresh almonds

 
 

Winter

 truffles
new season’s olive oils
oysters - at their best in this season
cardoons
jerusalem artichokes
citrus, including clementines
mountain cheeses