Day 112: Organic Market & Parque Agua Branca

Today, Day 112 of my challenge to be more Brazilian, we did like the health conscience Brazilians do… we went to the Feira Orgânicos do Parque (Organic Farmer’s Market).

There are actually two spots where you can buy fresh organic produce and products. The first is right on the street at the entrance of Parque Agua Branca and the other is a much larger space inside the park.

The market offers most everything from organic fruits and vegetables to organic dairy and wine!

Pretty much what we expected to find, and reminiscent of the farmer’s market we loved to go to in New York’s Unions Square, so we were quite happy.

What we didn’t expect is what we found in the park itself.

Parque Agua Branca was created in 1929 by the Secretary of Agriculture as an exhibition space. Now it serves as a public park and is the home to many animal and agricultural related associations. It is also the home to a large number of free-roaming roosters, peacocks and swans.

Of course, this was the best part of the adventure for my daughter. She fed the roosters and chickens and was able to get quite close to the docile peacocks, though she was disappointed that her new feathered friends would not allow her to pet them.

The park also houses a little amusement park, which also looks like it was created in 1929 or shortly thereafter (ok, maybe the 50’s).

The parque itself has some very interesting buildings and plenty of space for kids to run and play.

I just wouldn’t advise going on a stormy day…

The park is located at Av. Francisco Matarazzo, 455 in Įgua Branca and the organic market is on Saturdays from 5:00am to 12N.

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8 Responses to Day 112: Organic Market & Parque Agua Branca

  1. bethiarose says:

    Very nice pictures! I’m an English girl married to a Brazilian and will keep reading your blog.

  2. Day 112 of being more Brazilian. In such a meatcentric culture I’m surprised there is anywhere that vegetables reign supreme. From your title I take it you’re an expat. How long have you been in Brazil and how much more do you have? Where are you from? Out of curiosity what do you miss from home, what cool stuff have you found there?

    • Hi Wandering Genie! I’ve actually been here longer than 112 days. We arrived in Sao Paulo from New York City in July of 2010. But at the beginning of this year, I decided to challenge myself to become more Brazilian, my original goal, by doing something Brazilian every day.

      We moved here because my husband received a job opportunity with his company. He is a Brazilian, which means the decision to move here was more than just for a job. I wanted my daughter to know the other half of her culture and to learn Portuguese, and I’m always up for an adventure, so it seemed like a great idea. Because we are not officially on an expat contract, we could be here two years or twenty years, depending on how it all works out.

      I miss Whole Foods and Jet Blue. I miss the amazing New York City restaurants and the ease of cities like New York and Chicago. I miss my family and friends. But, there are a number of cool things I’ve experienced in Brazil, including the travel we’ve done since we arrived, the (too) fabulous food and the interesting daily adventures.

      Thanks for your interest!

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