Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Sunday, June 2nd

Find yummy fish at the UN University Market!

No weekend in Tokyo is without a farmers market, which is only appropriate for a city the size and magnificence of this one. Plus, given the cultural penchant for fresh, seasonal food, it's no surprise to find a smattering of markets always happening. Today is also a fine opportunity to check out the Ebisu Farmers Market, a twice monthly affair featuring growers, producers, and craftsfolk from all over Japan and a nice selection of farmers from the Tokyo region, too. Head on over to find your new favorite vegetable!

Sunday, June 2nd
11am to 5pm
A nice sized market held on the terrace just in front of Ebisu Garden Place that will always be special to me for introducing me to dried natto and tea seedpods.

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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