The street markets of Paris have fresh, regional produce -- beautiful! I love shopping the thrice-weekly markets, selecting just enough for the evening meal, exchanging a greeting as you make the purchase. Steamed asparagus and a few slices of Comté or Morbier with a drizzle of vinagrette, a baguette, un verre de vin... just about perfect. (Don't forget to pick up un macaron or two)

The City Daily Photo community theme for today as the first day of the month is "open air markets" which Eric Tenin explains here. I have already admired many of this talented group's offerings and markets. Les asperges seemed to fit in today with their theme.