Tucano’s Weekly Markets, Bahia, Brazil

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

Wheelbarrows are a popular way of moving goods at Tucano’s Saturday markets

Tucano’s Saturday markets are great for buying fresh produce and people-watching. Not that the markets are a tourist attraction – during both this and December’s visits I didn’t notice another foreigner. The markets take up several inner-Tucano streets with different sections for produce, clothes and other goods. On this occasion Fernanda, Mariana and I caught a lift with Luis Carlos who was selling his custard apples (chirimoya), guavas and a local fruit. The custard apples tasted fantastic.

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

Luis Carlos with his custard apples, guavas and, in the bucket, a local fruit with a sour-sweet taste

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

The Tucano weekly markets’ poultry sectionTucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

A basket of chillies at Tucano’s markets (in the shade behind are chokos and capsicums)

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

A wheelbarrow of roasted peanuts in their shells

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

Mariana, Fernanda and Luis Carlos enjoying young coconut juice at Luis Carlos’ stall

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

A flower growing next to a Tucano road

Tucano Saturday Markets, Bahia, Brazil

The Municipality of Tucano’s symbol is a stylised form of a toucan’s head (“Tucano” in Portuguese means toucan)