market under decidedly grey skies today
Every Sunday morning there is a small market in the centre of Saint-Georges-sur-Cher just in front of the church. Here you can buy everything you need to eat well on a Sunday. There are a couple of vegetable stalls, a butcher, a stall selling various duck patés, foie gras, magret de canard, eggs etc. from the Ferme du Prieure in Pocé-sur-Cisse, goats' cheese from Epeigné-les-Bois, a baker and oyster stall as well as a fishmonger. For a good half of the year there are strawberries from the farm in Epeigné.
You can also buy wine from the Domaine de la Chesneraie in Saint-Georges, although I’m afraid I can’t recommend the wines – admittedly on little experience. However, in October I did buy a disappointing bottle of 2000 Côt AC Touraine that was dilute and uninteresting – presumably from overcropped vines. It did have the merit of being cheap but I would rather spend more to get an interesting and enjoyable bottle.
Despite the weather being grey and damp (maussade and grisaille are wonderfully apt French words for this weather condition) it was good to drop down and buy a few things. Of course the big markets at Loches (Wednesday and Saturday am) and Montrichard (Friday am) are excellent but it is good to have a good, small neighbourhood market.