There is also an alternative market, at Santo Amaro, on the short-cut walking route to or from InterMarché.
For a supply of “real” fruit and vegetables, don’t miss the “Farmers’ Market”, held every Saturday forenoon, in the big shed just across the footbridge.
Great quality and great prices – and you are supporting the hard-pressed local farmers and small-holders.
One user reports, “Portugal offers some of the best honeys in the world and my research suggests that Medronho honey offers all the benefits of Manuka honey at less than a tenth of the price. You can also be certain it is Medronho; whilst New Zealand produces only 1700 tons of Manuka, world-wide sales exceed 20,000 tons!! Medronho honey has a unique taste which is not all sweet and I can only describe it as akin to the taste of burnt caramel. It is now available from the beekeeper in the Saturdaymarket – but quantities are limited.”
On the first Saturday of each month, there is a “Gypsy Market” on the waste ground beside the Football Stadium, behind Pingo Doce. All sorts of clothes, shoes, and tools are available, plus CDs and DVDs – but be aware that they may well be illicit copies.