I have been to this organic market several times. But I NEVER tire of it. One of the primary reasons for setting up this blog was to write about markets and the produce in them, and I always feel a shot of adrenaline when I stroll through street markets in Paris, provincial markets in Albay, the sprawling Queen Victoria market in Melbourne, the Union Square market and similar markets in dozens of cities around the world. I draw inspiration and energy from the markets, it’s hard to explain, really. So without much more commentary, here are the photos from this particular trip to the Raspail organic market…
Citrus, apples, pears and mangoes? Hmmm, maybe they are from Africa or India…
The squashes were the star of the season.
Mushrooms, turnips artichokes(?)… these may be organic, but several items are “out of season” it seems… the wonders of greenhouses I suppose.
Radicchio treviso, cherry tomatoes on the vine and mushrooms.
Pomegranates and figs… the latter at Euro14.80! That’s nearly five times the price of figs in Lisbon last month! :)
Amazing blueberries or myrtilles.
Organic chickens, ducks and other types of meat.
Just a fraction of the cheese selection.
Carrots, celery root, cauliflower and savoy cabbage.
An amazing selection of produce.
The attention to displays and lighting is impressive (you don’t see this as much for their regular market days) and partially explains the high prices.
Oysters can be shucked for you at 8 in the morning…
…or you can have fish…
…or other seafood. When you are visiting Paris for only a few days, the selection of produce is overwhelming as you simultaneously want to have the bitter salad greens, with lots of the squashes, and and oh the chilled celery root salads, the citrus, etc. and there just isn’t enough time. NOT ENOUGH TIME. :)