Natuurlijk bezochten we de maandagse markt in Bedouin. Het is een van de grootste in de omgeving en erg kleur- en geurrijk. Hier een uitstalling met zeepjes. Lavendel is duidelijk overheersend.
Of course we visited the Monday market in nearby village Bedouin. It's one of the biggest in the area and very colourful and full of many different fragrances. Here one of the stalls with many different soaps. Lavender is the prominent smell.
There was also the well known Provencal cotton cloth
Although: cotton? When you look very well, you can see that cloth isn't just cotton here any longer, too.
It was September, a month when many different vegetables and fruit were available. We hadn't seen these flat peaches before.
All these different kinds of fruit - great, isn't it? And rather irresistable!
Ever seen so many different varieties of tomatoes?
Grapepicking was in full swing. Along the streets were even roadsigns to warn you about 'vendanges': wine harvesting. Then you knew there were many tractors and carts on the roads, driving to the local cooperative wine press.
De meeste druiven werden machinaal geplukt. Als er mensen aan te pas kwamen, waren het meestal tafeldruiven, die veelal langs de weg werden verkocht. Ze vonden gretig aftrek, want ze waren heerlijk!
Hier een druivenplukmachine, die net geleegd wordt.
Most grapesare picked by machines. If people are involved, they are usually what we call 'table grapes', and those were often sold along the road. They were lovely: so sweet!
Here a grapepicking machine that is just being emptied.
Quickly to the wine press!
Ja, we namen er wat van mee.
In the Cave des vignerons du Mont Ventoux the wine was waiting for buyers..
Yes: we did bring a little home with us.