Brazil in pictures: at the greengrocer’s

April 25, 2008 | By More

lime / lima

Oh, how I love going to the sacolão (the greengrocer’s)! There are always plenty of photo opportunities and, if that wasn’t sufficient enough, hardly a visit goes by without the discovery of a new and strange variety of fruit (and believe me, there are far more exotic varieties of fruits and vegetables than the yam shown on the following photograph).

inhame / ñame

Last Sunday the guys at the greengrocer’s had piled up a phenomenal amount of oranges, on an obvious attempt at defying gravity. Actually, the sacolão has all to do with masses of piled fruits, everywhere. Do not miss the chance to visit a sacolão during your stay in Brazil.

naranjas / oranges

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  1. Stan Brown says:

    I’m very interested in the socalao and how dairy products are sold. Do they have very attractive packaging? Or are they the same dull stuff that we have in the U.S.?

  2. Tony says:

    Hi, Stan, you won’t find dairy products at the sacolão (they are on sale in small shops nearby), the sacolão is devoted to fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables have no packaging at all, you simply put them on a plastic bag, and that’s it.