Friday, August 24, 2012

Tokyo Farmers Markets: August 25th and 26th

Hirota brothers of GNS at UNU Market with tons of cool, organic grains!
This weekend there are markets, but the pickings may be a wee bit slim given the Obon Holidays. Many people will be gathering with family or traveling to gather with family during this time, so be prepared for a smaller number of vendors at some markets. For our part, we'll be at my farm's annual barbecue whooping it up with friends and enjoying a local round of fireworks!

UN University Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in August
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 in August
A first visit to this market was well worth the trek for the number of organic growers and getting to meet a Tokyo farmer from just down the tracks in Kokobunji!
10am to 2pm

Every Saturday and Sunday in August
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 August
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!

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