Today we visited Eauze market, joyful in the autumn sunshine. Seasons change and so do the French markets. The fruit perfume of summer makes way for the earthier scent of autumn; mushrooms, squashes, root vegetables all take centre stage. The seasons mark a change of buyer too; by November the tourists have largely returned home so the locals (including many from elsewhere who have made the Gers their forever home) have space and time to buy. And buy they do; the markets in France are not tourist attractions (although we would always encourage our guests to visit) but a central part of everyday life; a direct link between the farmers and the customers. You’ll notice in the picture that all the produce is French origin; a local pride in great quality food. ‘Slow Gers, real France’ at its very best…