Friday, February 8, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: February 9th and 10th

Bustling at the Ebisu Farmers Market!
Ease right into the month with this nice selection of markets. Gyre, with some of the most beautifully displayed vegetables ever, is indoors and cozy. The other markets all rock their assorted edibles and other nifty items outdoors in the bright sunshine with a hint of cool wind. Grab your mittens, sunglasses, or umbrella and head on out to see the best the season has to offer. You might be surprised to find what pleasures winter can bring!
Saturday,  February 9th and Sunday, February 10th
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
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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