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French Fridays: Early spring markets in Lyon

Blue skies in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comIt was a glorious week of weather in Lyon last week and finally after a few long, long days baking, cooking and shooting images for my book, we headed outside ostensibly to take some “lifestyle photos” for the book (and since I already have gigabytes upon gigabytes of beautiful market and French lifestyle images, I’m sure we’ll have plenty of choice!). It was lovely to get out and see the blue skies… and signs of spring!

Spring blossoms in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com(we’re so far behind Lyon in terms of weather right now… no blossoms to be found just yet!)

Spring in Lyon at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe spent a good while poking around a couple of markets – it’s my favourite pasttime when I travel. On the cusp of a new season, markets are always so interesting too – seeing what’s slowly coming back into season (and comparing to home where it still feels all a bit like root vegetables a go-go!). Here’s a glimpse of those early spring markets from last week…

All the greens…

Green beans at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Poireaux at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Spring onions at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Leeks at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comAnd all the eggs!

Eggs in a basket at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Oeufs de ferme at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Bright carrots and sandy ones…

Carrots at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Carottes des sables de Bretagne at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comUbiquitous radishes…

Radishes at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe first local strawberries!

Gariguettes at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Strawberries at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comCheese and raw milk products…

Cheese stand at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com Raw milk products at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comStill a few root veggies hanging on…

Celeriac and rutabaga at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comAs well as vegetables still attached to their roots…

Endives on their roots at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.com(I’ve never seen endives sold like this before!)

There were also pretty pears…

Poires conference at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comBright lemons…

Lemons at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comThat roast chicken…

Roast chicken sign at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comThose potatoes…

Ratte potatoes at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comand that garlic…

Garlic at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comAlong with a little bit of spring you can decorate your house with…

Spring blooms at the market in Lyon image on eatlivetravelwrite.comWhat about where you are – what’s new on your market stands?

Happy (French) Friday!

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6 Responses to French Fridays: Early spring markets in Lyon

  1. Diane Zwang March 24, 2017 at 16:25 #

    Lovely photos. I am so hungry now. I hope the book shoot went well.

  2. Lisbeth @ The Content Reader March 25, 2017 at 04:18 #

    Looks absolutely wonderful. How nice to stroll around and look at the fresh vegetables.

  3. Tamara March 26, 2017 at 17:17 #

    What gorgeous images… and memories of french markets. Here as autumn is now in full swing, my licaal farmers markets have less of the bright colours of strawberries and bananas, but the freshness of apples & pears… but as I admire your photos with an envy that i have for all things french, i am aware that my local markets are becoming much more like the french… local seasonal produce… its a globalisation trend I’m happy with.

    • Mardi Michels March 27, 2017 at 17:02 #

      Thanks so much 🙂 I definitely think the concept of “farmers markets” has come a long way in the past few years and the amount of people shopping there has too. I still think there’s nothing quite like a French market though!

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