Friday, August 30, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: August 31st and September 1st

Fun with vegetables at the Earth Day Market!
August wraps up with the usual round of markets and small signs of the change in seasons. Typhoons may be upon us, but so are squash and the final rounds of tomatoes. Don't be shy to rake in those bright lovelies, although eggplant will carry on well into November. Chestnuts, too, will soon arrive, and I've been pondering a second try at a brandy recipe friends adore. Head on out and see what could be cooking!

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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