Friday, March 8, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: March 9th and 10th

Food designer fun at Gyre Farmers Market.
A handful of regular markets this March weekend to tempt visitors with lovely seasonal fare. Hop on out to find fixings for tasty winter recipes, listen to some good music, and generally have fun in the metropolis. I'm still home in America frolicking in the snow every chance I get, but I'm looking forward to a good bit of fun at the markets when I return!

UN University Market
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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