Friday, March 21, 2014

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd

How about some Kamakura heirloom vegetables pickled and ready to eat?
Find them at the Yurakucho Farmers Market every weekend!

Nearly spring now, but not quite. Sakura (cherry) blossoms have arrived and we're all deep in the throes of hanami (blossom viewing). Don't forget to head to one of these great farmers markets to find all you need and then some for the best hanami party ever!

UN University Market
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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