Now that September is finishing up today, this means the last of the summer (local) fruit is almost here. We had a big salad for dinner last night with some lovely figs and red pepper, knowing that in another week or two, the figs will be gone for the season.
One French organization, Le Petit Producteur, has done a fantastic job of bringing small production farm produce to the city. It’s not cheap but wow, excellent quality. When produce is this good, it’s so much more enjoyable. For the first time in my many years in Paris I actually had apricots (June/July) that were excellent. They were almost as good as the apricots that I find sold by farmers on the side of the road in La Drôme, where the best apricots in France are grown.
It’s a great model that should be copied and expanded elsewhere. Now that the seasonal fruit is going, we will get into the root vegetables such as turnips and parsnips. Not quite as exciting as fruit but not bad either.