Monday, October 8, 2012

October Tokyo Farmers Market Outing

Hello, manju!
Just some of the yumminess available at the Nippori Farmers Market.
Last month's outing found me and a handful of other market die-hards braving torrential rains to do a bit of shopping and exploring at the Earth Day Market in Yoyogi Park. We ate, learned about some new vegetables, said hello to growers and producers, and everyone went home with a little something to eat for the next week. It was quite a lot of fun, if I do say so myself.

This month I'm inviting people to join me on a visit to the Nippori Farmers Market. This delightful market is tucked away in one of Tokyo's most historic areas and is, in my opinion, one of the hidden gems of marketdom in the city. A two-day monthly affair, the market offers a very nice selection of foodly items to eat there as well as take home. Atsuko Fujita, the market manager, carefully curates the vendors to make sure shoppers have excellent shopping choices as well as ensuring various regions are well-represented. Growers from Aizu Wakamatsu and other parts of Tohoku have been on hand for each of my previous visits giving shoppers a chance to support that regions recovery in one of the best possible ways: economically. Throw in some music and dancing, and it's easy to see why this new market is steadily growing.

Questions? Give me a shout. Wondering why you should go? Read this. Then, mark your calendar and come on out!

October Tokyo Farmers Market Outing
Sunday, October 21st
10am - 1pm
Nippori Station - East exit
Meet at the bottom of the stairs of Nippori Station's East exit and we'll walk over to the market. Meet the market manager, the vendors, have a little snack (I recommend the manju.), and do a bit of shopping. We'll head off afterwards to historic Yanaka (same station, just up the hill) for a walk-about, some lunch, a visit to the Fuji Viewing Street, and general exploring. I may stay longer than the finish time, and folks will be welcome to join me if I do. I love this part of Tokyo!
Deadline to register: Saturday, October 20th. Space is limited to 10. If I get an overwhelming response, I'll set up a second outing.

Register: Drop a comment here with your email so I can be in touch in case of cancellation. Comments are moderated, so I won't publish the one with your address.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would love to go to the meet up. I just moved here from Florida and have been checking out some of the markets you posted on your blog. All the information has been very helpful. I went to the UN market last weekend and got some persimmons, pumpkin and mushrooms.