Friday, September 13, 2013

Tokyo's Farmers Markets: Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th

Dancing vegetable marquis at the Sendai Morning Market.
This weekend is as full of farmers market options as ever! A wide selection of markets means an excellent selection of great growers and producers to meet, talk with, and buy from right here in the city. Find your seasonal fare and then some while I'm wandering about in Hokkaido. I'll be jealous, but back on the scene later this month. Meanwhile, meet, greet, and eat!

Saturday,  September 14th and Sunday, September 15th (Probably.*)
A gem of a market hidden away in one of Tokyo's high-end shopping districts offering seasonal favorites in a way that feels homey yet rather boutique-y.
11am to 5pm
Map
*The Gyre Market schedule and Facebook page remain outdated. I've got messages out to the organizers, and will update as I hear.

Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th
10am to 5pm
Another great market in the city found with a little help from friends, this one is sure to not disappoint. My first visit was wonderful despite cold temperatures and a smattering of rain. Plus, Tohoku growers are on hand sharing their best-of-the-best, so come on out to be part of the recovery and get something good to eat.
No map, but just head out the east exit and look for the green awnings!

Koenji Farmer's Market
Saturday, September 14th
A new market I spotted while riding the train on a Saturday morning into the city center. That circle of red awnings in front of the Za-Koenji Public Theatre could only mean one thing! Sure enough, I found a small group of area growers and producers, and the bounty surely continues!
11am - 5pm
Map

Saturday, September 14th
A unique event in the heart of the city that a vegetable loving geek like me wouldn't miss for the world. What better way to get the healthy vitamins and minerals you need to sustain an evening of karaoke and izakaya hopping?
5pm - 8pm

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!

1 comment:

Martin J Frid said...

Nippori Marche is September 21-22 this month. Enjoy the tankobushi dance at 18:00 on Saturday and again on Sunday.

http://www.nipporiyumedonya.com/