I have been busy, busy writing about food in Japan, and trying to spread the word about farmers markets around the country. Tokyo certainly has the greatest concentration that I've found here so far, but other cities large and small often have them, too. My advice is to always ask at Tourist Information, which is how I learned about this little gem of a market down in Hamamatsu. It's a small, local affair that's big on heart and even bigger on excellent food. Don't miss it!
Check out my article about it in Outdoor Japan's Autumn Traveler, page 11.