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.
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.