Friday, August 9, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th

Yoshio Kosaka, a Tokyo farmer, at Roppongi Ark Hills.
He's got berries, eggs, watermelon and more!
Temperatures are high, but adventure beckons at one of these great Tokyo farmers markets! Don't be shy about getting your chilled soup on or finding a beet or two to make one of my all-time favorite recipes: beet caviar. (I guarantee that it's the best looking purple salad you'll ever taste.) Who knows? You might even meet a samurai-farmer or find a recipe for new potatoes? Go on and get out there!

Taking a vacation for the month of August! They'll be back on Sunday, September 4th.
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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