Friday, June 17, 2011

Tokyo Farmer's Markets: June 18th and 19th

The rainy season appears to be in full swing judging by the pool of water under the raincoat hanging in the hallway, but that should be no deterrent to exploring some of the best the city has to offer in terms of fruits, vegetables, and farmer's markets. What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with some of summer's finest such as edamame, cucumbers, tomatoes, or eggplants?

(While it's unlikely you'll find strawberries now, you will find Totokawa's tasty jams - pictured here- at the Earth Day Market next weekend, though! Full disclosure: I just really like their jam and the free samples.)

Sunday, June 19th
11am to 5pm

Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th
11am to 5pm

Every Saturday and Sunday in June
11am to 5pm

Every Saturday in June
10am to 2pm

Every Saturday and Sunday in June
11am to 5pm

Got a favorite farmer's market or vegetable stand in your neck of the woods? I'd love to hear about it!


Anjuli said...

Those strawberries look delicious. We have a great Farmer's Market right here in Renton- every Tuesday. Just started back up week before last. The flowers are to die for!!

Joan Lambert Bailey said...

They were great! Even thought they're expensive here, I always have to buy some. Your farmer's market sounds wonderful!

Sarah Elaine said...

Hi Joan, I've recently moved to Osaka and I need help finding farmer's markets. You said you know of as many as five? Could you share more info on them? I'm passionate about local/sustainable/organic agriculture and I'm very anxious to figure out what is available here! Also, do you know much about the Japanese "Teikei" system and if so, would you share what you know? I'm starting to research it in my area, but I have a lot to learn yet and I'm curious what others know who have been in Japan longer. By the way, I just stumbled upon the Whole Foods Parking Lot rap myself last night and I was quite amused. That eggplant bag is indeed great.

Joan Lambert Bailey said...

Hi Sarah!

Welcome to Osaka! We love it when we go there, and there are indeed a ton of markets to visit. I've written up one mid-week market for Summer Tomato and another smaller market here. (Search for Osaka,and you'll find those two posts.) I can email you the information directly about the other markets, or I can do up a short post about them here, too. (Maybe both? Hmmm...) Let me know what you'd like!