Words about farmers markets, gardening, food and whatever else catches my fancy.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Thursday Snapshot: Soba Seedlings
Soba seedlings near Inawashiroko, Fukushima Prefecture.
This summer we stayed with a farmer friend at her home in Aizu Wakamatsu and camped near Inawashiroko, too. One evening while toodling about the lake area we found soba fields interspersed with rice fields. It turns out that farmers plant soba after the rice harvest to get one more edible crop in before the snow flies. Clever. And delicious.