Every sunday morning in Auvillar there is a farmers market selling local produce held in the round market halle. Organic produce, honey, duck products, wine, nuts, fruit and veg as well as olives and cheeses are all produced here and freely available.
This morning however the market was slightly different and around the village were dotted numerous artists painting our beautiful village from different perspectives. Some using pastels, some oil and others water colour. The children were catered for too and a number of tables were set up under the arched walkways where they could paint, can create different things in paper mache and design an Auvillar plate. (Any pottery collecter may be aware that Auvillar pottery is very rare and sought after. The lady we bought our house from had her own collection and each plate was worth over 200€!)
This afternoon all the artists will gather in the centre of the village to display their work and visitors will judge the best. Afterwards the paintings are available for purchase, I must say last years winning painting that was on display in the town hall, was superb, so I will be off there this afternoon to take a look.
Must go now, off to make damson jam!