Monday, October 20, 2008

SATURDAY MORNING - FARMER'S MARKET

During the fall season, when mountains of pumpkins colorfully invade the stalls everywhere, I enjoy going to the Farmer's Market in town...

In Geneva, there's nearly one fruit and vegetable markets in every quarter or village (see info), but my favorite one is situated in Rive, on the Boulevard Helvétique (see map). Every time I go there, I get into a trance and walk like a robot down the aisles, as if drugged by all the marvelous smells and beautiful visions!

In that place, you'll find an outdoor market which takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 6am to 1pm and a covered one called "Les Halles De Rive" which is opened six days a week. There, you can buy everything you are looking for: fish, meat, cheese, delicatessen products, bread, vegetables, fruits, etc... It's a paradise, the Mecca of gourmet food!

In 2006, I had already blogged about both markets, so if you are interested in learning more about them, please check out those links:
The Farmer's Market - Part I (see post)
The Farmer's Market - Part II (see post)

Marché de Rive & Halle de Rive
Boulevard Helvétique
1207 Genève
Switzerland

60 comments:

  1. De bien jolies photos hautes en couleurs ! :o)

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  2. Wow! There's a cayote (courge de Siam, Cucurbita ficifolia) in the last photo...
    Did you buy it to make cheveux d'ange? :D
    I'm making a map about the culinary uses of this particular kind of squash. If that's ok, I'll add a link to your photo.
    Cheers,
    Marcela

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  3. MARCELA: Thanks! No, I didn't, but I bought three other Pumpkins/squashes... Of course, feel free to add a link to my photo ;-P!

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  4. joli!!
    J'adore ces couleurs...
    bisous

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  5. ...j'adore cette chanson,..qui c'est déjà?..
    bisous

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  6. LORY: Merci! Laquelle? Il y en a tellement sur mon "player" ;-P...

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  7. Je ne connais rien de meilleur que les marchés de saison, si ce n'est les marchés de producteurs... sans doute plus facile à trouver chez moi...

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  8. bravo Rosa ! comme d'habitude tu as su saisir des couleurs magnifiques.
    bises

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  9. UN bien joli petit post pour une assidue des marchés comme moi !
    Bisous
    Hélène

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  10. Tu ne peux pas savoir ce que les aubergines me font envie... je les croquerai toutes crues :-)

    Très jolies photos!

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  11. What are those striped reddish vegetables?! They are gorgeous!!

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  12. ah les marchés..j'adore les marchés et leurs ambiances...les couleurs, les odeurs..

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  13. JEN YU: They are eggplants (Graffiti Aubergines):D...

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  14. Just look at all the wonderful fresh produce wow!! I enjoy buying my produce as much as possible at markets too!!

    Lovely Photo's Rosa!

    Rosie x

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  15. I just love looking at other people's Farmer's Markets! Lovely!

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  16. What a beautiful farmer's market!

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  17. I am falling in love...
    I feel like am ready to move right now! The eggplants, they look so gorgeous!
    So beautiful Rosa, love those spices and dried herbs (part I) and the cheeses, Italian section (part II) Seems like you can get just about anything and everything in your area. I can go on and on and on.... about how beautiful it is! Now you know one more thing about me, I love open market very very much! When I go overseas, I always visit the market. As always, I want to buy everything off course!

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  18. Oh to have such a farmer's market close at hand! Our own, tiny market closed for the winter October 10th ... and a demmed cold day their last day was too!

    Vancouver has a huge market (Granville Island Market) ... there you can get most things year round! We usually go once when we go to Vancouver ... just to look at all the marvelous food and wish we had closer access.

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  19. I love going to the market! Ours just ended though. I am going to struggle this winter. I won't know where to buy my produce!

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  20. I love going to the farmers' markets. I loved all those spices in your past post.

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  21. je n'ai pas encore eu le temps de flaner sur les marchés de Nice mais j'ai vu de bien jolis produits ça et là
    Je commence à faire surface mais le container n'est pas encore arrivé ;-(
    bises

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  22. oh comme c'est chouette chez toi :)

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  23. Mais c'est tellement beau. Que j'aime les marchés locaux. Nous n'avons pas ce luxe ici. C'est dommage.

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  24. I never used to go to the market here because it's wet and stinky, and did I say wet? Now I hold my breath and tiptoe. Wish our markets looked like yours.

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  25. How lucky you are to have such a beautiful market! The colors are so brilliant. Wish I could visit. :)

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  26. I love the sight and the colours of the vegetables & fruits.....:D

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  27. what an abundance, here in Basel we only have one poor market :-(

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  28. j'avais jamais mangé de citrouille avant de venir aux USA. quelle honte, hein dis?

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  29. thins that offered here in warm climate is totally different compare to yours! lovely!

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  30. Tes photos sont superbes. Elles me donnent envie d'aller au marché.

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  31. What a lovely market! You live in such a wonderful part of the world, Rosa.

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  32. Ma soeur m'envie mon marché lyonnais, je vois que le tiens est haut en couleurs lui aussi. les aubergines me feraient presque envie, elles sont trop belles.

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  33. It's a beautiful thing to see all these fresh veggies on my screen in the morning....

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  34. Magnifique marché !tes photos sont tellement belles que l'on a très envies de toucher tous ces fruits et légumes qui sont présents à l'étale merci de nous les offrir
    Bonne semaine
    A+SACHA

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  35. Oh les magnifiques photos..qui donnent envie...bises

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  36. I love peeking inside farmer's markets around the world so thank you for posting these photos! I'm from the U.S. but haven't yet been to an international farmer's market. Have written about Seattle Pike Place and Chicago's Green City though if you're interested!

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  37. Hi Rosa,
    I like going farmer's market too.
    However, yours is much much better than mine:)

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  38. Ah quel beau marche !
    Tu sais comme je les aime !
    Bises

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  39. Voilà un marché où il doit faire bon de faire ses achats !

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  40. Cela vaut vraiment la peine de se lever tôt pour parcourir les allées de ces marchés. Encore une fois, tes photos donnent le goût d'y aller.

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  41. You really took some beautiful pics here, Rosa. I love to visit fm's whenever I'm traveling. And, boy, would I love to see this one in person.

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  42. Moi qui aime tant aller au Marché:)J'adore tes photos hihi!!

    ~Lexibule~

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  43. Love the array of vegetables and their amazing color at your farmer's market. I can understand why you'd walk around in a trance through every aisle.

    Rosa, we don't have many farmer's markets in my corner of the world, but the markets I do frequent carry most everything I need; I could easily spend an entire afternoon just looking. Oh, I also buy a thing, or two.

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  44. Beautiful photos, Rosa! So fresh and colorful!

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  45. Tu as su mettre en valeur tous ces légumes avec ton appareil, ils sont superbes !
    Bisous, Doria

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  46. je me souviens de tes billets precedents sur les marches - franchement vous avez bien de la chance. Et tes photos sont de plus en plus belles.

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  47. Rosa

    Your pics are wonderful! How luchy to have such a beautiful farmers market near you...

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  48. Oh what gorgeous pictures! Perfect to brighten this gray October day - thank you!

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  49. How much I adore walking around all the stands on farmers' market! What a wonderful way to spend Saturday morning!

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  50. Très très belles photos de ce marché helvétique que je ne connais pas. Ca donne envie d'aller se balader par genève :)

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  51. I love the colors of everything this time of year! So pretty.

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  52. I always enjoy going to the farmers market on Saturday morning. I tend to walk home with a bit too much each time. :)

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