Annecy Farmers Market
I’d heard about the farmers market in Annecy before we went, and I was so excited to go. Seriously, why is fruit and veg and food in general just so much better when you go abroad?! I always love exploring the supermarkets and seeing all the different things on sale. I mean, we have like 5 varieties of tomatoes on sale in our supermarkets (basically a salad variety, a cherry variety, a beef variety and a couple more expensive options of them hah) in the UK which are all just very very bland, so to go to France and discover so many different colours and varieties is just amazing. So I just had to stop by the Annecy farmers market while we were there.
I’d seen that it was on on a Tuesday morning, so before heading down to Old Town and the Lake we decided to go to the market and see what was on offer. I thought it was going to be hard to find, but it pretty much took over Old Town! You honestly couldn’t miss it!
The sellers just lined the streets on both sides selling everything you could imagine! Fruit, vegetables, cheese (like alllll the cheese), salami, meats, pastries, the list could go on! It was amazing! I was expecting something pretty small, but I was so wrong! We got there around 10.30 am and the steets were filled with the locals buying what seemed like their week’s shopping. Sadly, we didn’t need a whole wheel of raclette, or a round of rebluchon, so we just had to explore with our eyes (and noses), which was still amazing!
I couldn’t get over the smell there! The scent of all the pungent cheeses and salamis filled the air and it was just so amazing to explore! I thought it was only on on Tuesdays and Sundays, but we came across it on the Friday morning too before we left and was seriously tempted, but we were about to leave so unfortunately I couldn’t get anything again.
The Old Town Annecy farmers market is on on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays all through the year from 7am to 1pm for anyone who is heading to Annecy – you have to stop by!
Do you have any farmers markets where you live? I’m obsessed with them! Ours are so tiny near me, so I love seeing things like this!
DarinaSeptember 24, 2016 at 9:05 am
Beautiful pictures! I love to go to markets abroad. They are better then where I live
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:23 pm
It’s definitely one of my favourite things to do while on holiday!
m(i)eSeptember 24, 2016 at 11:37 am
I love markets and I love sausages like that!
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:24 pm
The salami looked absolutely amazing! It’s such a shame we couldn’t buy any!
BeeSeptember 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm
Looks so good. I love trawling markets when I’m abroad!
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:26 pm
Why are they always so much better than the UK?!
p.s. I hope you’re feeling better now!
Melanie FontaineSeptember 25, 2016 at 8:36 am
You’re taking me back!! I think markets in France really are out of this world – Heidelberg has a few markets (but there are always at times, when I have absolutely no time to go shopping…) that are quite nice, but they pale in comparison with every single market I went to in France. Especially when it comes to tomatoes! 😉
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm
When will your posts be up (please tell me you will be blogging about your trip) from your huge road trip around France?! It looked incredible! Also, I’m dying to visit Heidelberg!
MeganSeptember 26, 2016 at 3:04 am
Nothing compares to the french markets. After my timing living in Paris it’s probably the thing I miss most.. the ease of walking to the local market 3 times a week and getting the best stuff! Looks like these markets were no exception
Denton & Lou
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm
Oh wow! That sounds absolutely amazing! We have a tiny little farmers market about 20 minutes drive from us that is on once a month! I’d love to live somewhere with a market so often!
MichelleSeptember 26, 2016 at 1:30 pm
The French do not mess about when it comes to a food market!
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm
They definitely don’t! Though, I was expecting a lot more bread/pastries!
Gemma EvansSeptember 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm
That looks like foodie heaven — oh the cheese!! I know what you mean about the variety of veg in the UK, the choice in the supermarkets is pretty narrow and the tomatoes are often tasteless. I’m reading this while my dinner cooks and I’m now 10x more hungry 🙂
AprilSeptember 26, 2016 at 9:31 pm
The cheese was probably my favourite part! I honestly have never smelled anything like it before haha! It was amazing, that’s for sure!