Chenôve Sunday Market, Burgundy France

Cote d’Or, Burgundy, does not offer many Sunday market options. With an empty refrigerator – having just arrived in Mont Saint Jean the night before –and most grocery stores closed, we decided to get on the road Sunday morning and head to the Chenôve market. Chenôve, a suburb of Dijon is at the north end of the Route des Grands Crus that winds through the small villages and vineyards between Dijon and Beaune.

As for the market, the best I can say is that it is certainly lively, with hoards of people crowded into the aisles of stalls on this cool mid-June morning. This is a working man’s market, serving the needs of the locals that live in the area rather than selling specialty items to tourists. While there are plenty of vegetable and fruit choices, protein options are limited to the ubiquitous roast chicken truck or the halal butcher shop in a small strip mall flanking the right side of the market. Dry goods are also of the useful variety rather than interesting regional crafts. A practical place to pick up vegetables on a Sunday morning and rub elbows, literally, with the locals, but don’t expect to find gourmet regional specialties.

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