Sunday, November 04, 2012

The French Tarte during the Winter Farmers Market

Throughout the spring and summer, the various farmers markets around Providence can be found at several parks and green spaces around the city.
The French tarte prepping for the first market day of the season
But unlike many of the farmers markets in New England, come fall the Providence markets don't close shop, they just move indoors. Running from about November 1 through May, for the past five years or so Farm Fresh Rhode Island has been helping to sustain local producers and farmers by coordinating this indoor event.
And wouldn't you know it but the market is set up in the hallway directly in front of Susie's shop. It couldn't be any more ideal -- and this past Saturday was the launch of the French Tarte opening her doors to the buyers strolling among the stalls and vendors of the market.
working on fresh  croissants and pain au chocolat

Chocolate ganache tart

Caramel nut tart

Mini versions of the chocolate ganache

Pumpkin cranberry financier (almond cakes)

Large version of the caramel nut tart

Profiteroles with caramel mascarpone, kiwi and strawberries

 Apple feuilletee
Aside from selling most of what she had prepared for the day several people signed up for classes and special orders were placed for Thanksgiving. And with that Susie closed her door at 2pm. The French Tarte is definitely on her way!

That evening we celebrated her rousing success at a stinky cheese party, followed by a late light supper at Chez Pascal's.

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