Marché Daumesnil

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My Paris Market Cookbook

My Paris Market Cookbook

By Emily Dilling

Published 2015

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Boulevard De Reuilly, 75012 M° Daumesnil (Line 6 and 8) Open: Tuesday and Friday, 7:00 A.M.–2:30 P.M.
Local producers abound at Marché Daumesnil, a treasure trove of producteurs from nearby farms. This expansive market counts a wide selection of farmers from the Île-de-France region as well as a choice of vendors selling organic vegetables and baked goods. Veer away from the aisles of textiles and stay on the odd-numbered side of boulevard de Reuilly in order to find the serious veggie vendors.

Philippe Flamand sells a selection of baby greens and mushrooms that are grown in Melun (forty miles from Paris) while Fabrice Guilchet, located in the nearby Essone region, sells a mixture of his own homegrown produce along with some nonseasonal outsiders that he brings to the market. Jean-Luc Dormoy sells colorful cauliflower and a variety of lettuce, cabbage, gourds, and root vegetables in winter. All produce is grown on his farm which is located only fifteen miles from Paris. The Dormoy stand overflows with pumpkins and seasonal squash throughout the season. Favorites include the small speckled Kabocha squash and the Fairytale pumpkin variety (which looks like it jumped off a page of Cinderella).