Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Sunday, May 27th

Handspun yarn at Nara Organic Farmers Market

Just a little reminder of all the great markets happening on this ridiculously beautiful Sunday. We just returned from an emergency trip to America, so I'll be heading out to restock my larder and hopefully ward off jet lag for a bit. If you see someone napping near the display of strawberries or broccoli, feel free to nudge me awake and say hello!

Sunday, May 27
A gem of a market hidden away in one of Tokyo's high-end shopping districts offering seasonal favorites in a way that feels homey yet rather boutique-y.
11am to 5pm

Earth Day Market
Sunday, May 27
I could go wax on forever about how great this market is and how important it is for the future of Japanese farming. Instead, I'll just insist that folks go and see for themselves what great things the market and these innovative growers are doing.
10am to 4pm, Rain or shine!

Every Saturday and Sunday in May
A massive weekend affair that is great fun and features a variety of fruits and vegetables and prepared products from all over Japan. Plus, the curry I had during my last visit from one of the vendors was plate-licking good. (I refrained, but only just.)
10am to 4pm
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
Another nice market not far from the sumo stadium in Ryogoku it's worth casing out for the neighborhood as well as the vendors.
11am to 5pm

Yurakucho Farmer's Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
Another great market somewhere in size between Kichijoji and the United Nation's University Farmer's Market, it often features from a particular growing region as well as heaps of farmers and producers from nearby Chiba and Saitama, too.
11am to 5pm
Directions: Turn left out of the station and cross the courtyard toward Tokyo Kouku Keitan. Look for the fun under the overhang!

Know of a market? Give me a shout and we'll add it to the list!


Anjuli said...

hope all is well with your emergency trip to the States!! Please get some rest now that you are back home.

Joan Lambert Bailey said...

Thanks, Anjuli. It went as well as could be expected. We were grateful to see so many family and friends.