Norman cuisine makes your mouth water just by the thought of it: cream, butter, apple, fish, etc.
Seine-Maritime is full of small shops, all sorts of farms and producers where you can easily buy tasty and authentic local products.
If you like Neuchâtel cheese, you can go straight to the farms in the Pays de Bray to try and buy it. The Ferme des Fontaines in Nesle-Hodeng is a good place. You can also find the complete list of addresses at www.neufchatel-aoc.org. Also, for good Norman cheese, there are very good cheesemongers in Rouen including Jolly located under the market hall in the Place du Vieux Marché (Old Market Square), Ollivier in Dieppe and the cheesemonger in the Halles Centrales, the covered market in Le Havre. The Ferme Le Valaine in Etretat makes goat cheese and chocolates made with goat's milk, which is really uncommon. Bernard Dherbecourt will be pleased to show you around his farm located on the top of the cliffs of Etretat.
For cider lovers, the Clos des Citots in Heuteauville, Monsieur Godefroy in Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, and the Gentilhommière in Osmoy-Saint-Valery are great places where you can enjoy a very nice farmhouse cider.
In Le Havre, the covered market called Halles Centrales, the fine food shops, and the fish market in the Saint-François district will allow food lovers to buy nice fresh produce.
In Rouen, the markets held Place Saint-Marc and Place du Vieux Marché (Old Market Square), on the right bank of the river, are landmarks to find great products. On the left bank of the river, the new market Place des Emmurés showcases local produce.
The Alabaster Coast is the paradise for seafood and fish lovers. At the fish market in Fécamp or in Dieppe, at the municipal fish market in Le Tréport as well as on some beaches, such as Veulettes-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer and Quiberville-sur-mer, where fishermen return and unload their catch, which is sold immediately after landing and goes straight into the plate. Here, no intermediary, the products are 100 % fresh and natural.
Along the Seine Valley, fruits are given pride of place. The Fruit Trail, going from Duclair to Jumièges, has always been a sweet trail. Every inhabitant who has fruit trees is allowed to sell his/her harvest in front of his house. So much so that, in some seasons, the sides of the roads are taken over by stalls selling apples, cherries, pears or plums. A treat for your sweet tooth.