Friday, September 28, 2012

Tokyo Farmers Markets: September 29th and 30th

Miao Village market in China. Ginger galore. Oh my.
As October closes in cooler weather should start to prevail and the markets should start filling up with a variety of fall favorites: sweet potatoes, squash, apples, pears (nashi), and more. Surprising summer stragglers, such as eggplant, will be around showing off their colors and tempting shoppers, too. For me, this is when the real bounty begins, so I plan on taking a backpack to cart home all the goodies. See you there!

Every Saturday and Sunday in September
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 September
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 September
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
Map

Yurakucho Farmer's Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in September
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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