Friday, July 26, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th

Garlic braids at the Sapporo Farmers Market.
Hot weather Hokkaido dreaming continues...
This weekend finds the standard round of markets that will surely be full to overflowing with summer fare and then some. Eggplants, a Japanese classic summer vegetable, should be there in abundance, as will tomatoes, cucumbers, and okra. Goya, too, should be making an appearance and string beans won't be far behind. Curry, anyone?

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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