Each village has it´s own market day. Gap has a market on a Wednesday and Saturday. Here you may sample the traditional Alpine cuisine of Champsaur pies “Tourtons” and Raviolis. Tallard has a market on Fridays. Sisteron has a market on Thursdays and Saturdays– a typical provencal market and ideal for lavender purchases. Markets tend to be in the mornings only.
There are many farm shops in the area. At La Ferme de la Madeleine‚ at Jarjayes 7 miles away, you can see how liqueurs are made. There is a guided visit, followed by a short film and then a tasting session. The shop will then entice you into buying these tasty and incredibly alcoholic drinks. (Open all year, Monday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm, closed at lunchtimes)
Le Maison Rostain, at Neffes, 3 miles away, sells all kinds of home-made and cured cold meats; saucisson, paté, ham, quiche, gratin and prepared dishes. It even has a small restaurant. (Open all year, Tuesday–Saturday, 9am – 7pm, closed at lunchtimes) Le Marché Paysan, at Jarjayes, 7 miles away has a great selection of fruits, vegetables and local produce. (Open mid–June to mid–November, Friday – Monday, 9am – 7pm, closed at lunchtimes)