Friday, June 21, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd

Carrots, anyone? 
A little wet, a little gray. A little sunny, a little cloudy. Such is the forecast for this weekend, but it doesn't mean the markets won't be bubbling over with rainy day fun and good food. Don't be shy about charging about with your umbrella to find lovely treats and plenty of the season's best rolling in. In fact, I might suggest this is the perfect time to go to a market. Many others might not, so you'll get the pick of the best!

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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