Mercado dos Lavradores

The old town area of Funchal in Madeira has a busy market that takes place on most week days but the Fridays are busiest when farmers and fisherman make the journey to the market to sell their produce. Following on from the pictures in a previous post onĀ Room2850 showing the Tuna arriving on fishing boats into the port of Canical on the south eastern side of the island this set shows the Tuna arriving at market and being weighed, gutted and prepared for sale in the market. Along with the Tuna is another specialty of Madeira, the Black Scabbard, an ugly eel like fish that lives in the deep waters around the island but which, one you get past the stunning good looks, has a really nice white meat flavour.