France at Home has been bringing Normandy traders across the Channel for over 20 years. There are other companies working in this field – the thought of going to a genuinely French market on the doorstep is very appealing, but I gather France at Home is the only one to be a member of Franco-British chamber of commerce & industry.
What’s on offer? Local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread*, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, handbags, jewellery, soaps etc etc
If that’s making you hungry for French style or French food, here’s a list of France at Home markets over the next few weeks. Find out more HERE
|Marlow||April 30, May 1, 2,|
|Leighton Buzzard||May 6, 7,|
|Bexhil-on-Sea||May 14, 15,|
|Mill Hill||May 20, 21|
*By the way, when you are in France you can tell the quality of bread on offer by the way the bread shop descibes itself.
A bakery is only allowed to be called a boulangerie if it selects its own flour, kneads its own dough and bakes the loaves on the premises.
Point chaud refers to chains that serves frozen baguettes that are reheated on site.
Dépot de pain is a bread shop that buys in bread, whether fresh or reheated, from a supplier.
Photographs courtesy of France at Home