Friday, August 23, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th

Honey at the Earth Day Market.
So sweet, so delightful.
Hot weather is tomato, okra, and eggplants beloved friend, but I can't say it's mine. I'm more like cabbage and kale, cool weather fans that relish the low angle of fall sun and that do better after the first frost. However, I adore all the things that can be made with those summer crops and the things I haven't heard about or dreamed up yet. Even on vacation I can't resist the draw of a fresh-picked tomato. So, head on out to one of these great markets and see what adventures can be head in hot weather!

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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