Friday, February 22, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: February 23rd and 24th

Ishida-san from Nagano-ken touring his wares at Yurakacho.
The month is winding down, but the farmers markets aren't! This final weekend of February is still full of great markets to visit, including the Earth Day Market in Yoyogi. Head on out to one of these excellent spots for some good fun and savor some of Tokyo's remarkably sunny winter weather. Seriously, just bundle up and go. It's good for you...probably as healthy for you as all those fantastic fruits and vegetables you'll find, too!!

Sunday, February 24th
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
A massive weekend affair that is great fun and features a variety of fruits and vegetables and prepared products from all over Japan. Plus, there's a most excellent selection of food trucks offering everything from salad to zingy curry to roast chicken to falafel!
10am to 4pm

Every Saturday
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

Yurakucho Farmer's Market
Every Saturday and Sunday
Smaller than the UNU Market, Yurakacho features a particular region of Japan each week along with an excellent selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Growers from nearby Chiba, Kamakura, and Saitama are also on hand to help fill the larder.
11am to 5pm
Directions: Turn left out of Yurakacho 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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