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November Farmers Markets in Tokyo and Yokohama

Kabu ready for nibbling! November snuck in with a bit of cold wind and a streak of orange beginning to run across the mountains outside my window. The nearby rice fields are all harvested and turning green again with the little after sprouts. Some industrious growers have planted cabbage and haksai (Chinese cabbage) while other fields are given over to broccoli, daikon, and the usual round of winter vegetables . It is a joy to see those green leafy favorites popping up everywhere, which means they'll be at one of the below markets, too! Ebisu Market Sunday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 16th Don't miss the opportunity to head to a nifty part of the city where on these sweet Sundays you'll find farmers and producers galore. (One even comes from Okutama with a lovely array of vegetables and a vegetable-based spread that will knock your socks off.) It's worth noting, too, that  Do One Good , an animal NPO will be on hand with some of the cutest dogs ever waiti

Tokyo and Yokohama Area Farmers Markets: Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th

Deep in the throes of October should find the area market tables groaning with autumn produce, freshly harvested rice, and the last of the summer goodies. Baked goods and lovely picklely bits, too, abound at these markets, so don't be shy about sampling and finding a new favorite. Some of the most innovative folks in the kitchen also happen to work the fields. There is more than a little bit of gastronomical fun to be had out there! Futamatagawa Farmers Market - Yokohama Every Friday A charming little weekly market tucked conveniently just outside the turnstile at Futamatagawa Station in Yokohama where a nice selection of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables await. Joining them are baked goods, rice, miso, and all the other fixings one might need for the week or just a good snack. Plenty of Kanagawa goodies, too, so be sure to ask! 10am to 6pm Look for the tables when you step out the gate! UN University Market Every Saturday and Sunday A massive weekend aff

Tokyo and Yokohama Area Farmers Markets: Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th

Welcome to the most farmers-markety weekend of the month! If you missed last weekend's Market of the Sun with its Italian theme, head on over to Ebisu to enjoy all sorts of traditional vegetables, fruits, recipes, and products. There is heaps of fun to be had, and not just with pasta, of course. And don't forget the Oiso Market returns to its morning schedule of fun in the sun at the port! Ebisu Market Saturday, October 18th and Sunday October 19th Don't miss the opportunity to head to a nifty part of the city where on these sweet Sundays you'll find farmers and producers galore. (One even comes from Okutama with a lovely array of vegetables and a vegetable-based spread that will knock your socks off.) The weekend event promises to feature Italian produce, foods and more. It's worth noting, too, that  Do One Good , an animal NPO will be on hand with some of the cutest dogs ever waiting to go home with you! 11am to 5pm Map Koenji Farmer's Market Sat

Tokyo and Yokohama Area Farmers Markets: Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th

Natural farming organization at UNU Farmers Market. Stop by and say hello! A little rain, a little sun and gradually cooling temperatures means October is well underway. The change in seasons, though, only means a change in the available offerings at the area markets. Head on out to find the best produce around from growers more than happy to chat about recipes, growing techniques, and just about anything under the sun. See you at the market! Market of the Sun Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th The newest of Tokyo's farmers markets,  Market of the Sun  professes to be one of the largest, and this month looks to have a bit of an Italian theme, too. Cheese, anyone?. 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 Futamatagawa Farmers Market - Yokohama Every Friday A ch

October Farmers Markets in Tokyo and Yokohama Region

Edible houzuki (ground cherries) at the UNU Market. Best 100 yen ever spent! October comes in with that low slant of light and more than a few hints of rain as typhoons seems to still be coming and going. Autumn crops - squash, sweet potatoes, and myoga - are in while summer ones - tomatoes, eggplants, and okra - are finishing up. The rice harvest, too, is rolling in, so look for the seasons first on the tables this weekend. Moments of note are that the Earth Day Market should be back on this month and that the Oiso Market returns to its morning schedule. Happy nibbling one and all! Tokaidaigakumae Organic Market No word yet on a market for this month after a well-deserved August break.   Ginger and Pickles  is worth a visit any time, though! Ebisu Market Sunday, October 5th. Saturday, October 18th and Sunday October 19th Don't miss the opportunity to head to a nifty part of the city where on these sweet Sundays you'll find farmers and producers galore. (One ev