Friday, February 7, 2014

Tokyo Farmer's Markets: Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th

Chillin' (quite literally) with an organic farmer at the Ebisu Farmers Market.
A glorious weekend for markets awaits! The Roppongi Farmers Market is on hold until the middle of March for repairs to the venue, but take it as an opportunity to dip into others. Pick up some wonderful greens, noodles, daikon, and don't be shy to try interesting looking varieties of things you've already met. There are some seriously beautiful daikon to be had, along with citrus of all shapes and sizes. See you there!

Market of the Sun
Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th
The newest of Tokyo's farmers markets, Market of the Sun professes to be one of the largest. A short walk from Tsukiji Market and its wonderful surrounds, it's worth a stop for a selection of foodly and crafty items that rivals that at the UNU Market.
10am to 4pm
No map but step out of Kachidoki Station exits A4a and A4b

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!
*Fun events this month with Gregory Gourdet, a Portland chef trying his hand at all things scrumptiously Japanese!
10am to 4pm

This market is on hold until March 15th due to repairs being made in Karajan Square. A bit sad-making, but thankfully, there are plenty of other great options to check out!

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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