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Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st

Fat, tasty and organic carrots at the Kitanaka Marche in Yokohama! January is winding down, and it's hard to believe the first month of the year is nearly done. Just like time, though, fields and crops move on, and so the markets will show the turning of the seasons. Head on out to one of these lovely events below to find the tastiest seasonal treats and ingredients to cozy up these winter days. See you at the market! Ebisu Market Every Sunday in December  starting after January 3rd Ebisu Market management are going all-out this month and hosting a market every Sunday. They've been recruiting more staff and hunting up vendors, so head on out to be part of the action. A recent visit showed this always lovely market remains charming as ever with an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, scrumptious looking snacks, and crafty items. I'd also  recommend a trip to Afuri Ramen  when you're done for some of the best yuzu tsukemen in town. 11am to 5pm

My piece on Tokyo's Earth Day Market at Metropolis Magazine

Strolling the Earth Day Market in warmer weather. The Earth Day Market in Tokyo is one of my favorite places in the whole world. Each month I go to find not just some of the best seasonal fruits and vegetables, tastiest jams and pickles, or some of the best bread in the city, but to meet the people. The growers and producers I have had the pleasure of coming to know over the last seven years are doing important work and are some of the best people I've met yet. I am grateful. Read this article and then head on over to meet them for yourself.

Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th

Chiba's gourmet mirin at Kitanaka Marche in Yokohama. A wee bit of snow and some crisp, cold weather is just perfect for January. Hardy spring vegetables, such as endomame (peas) and an assortment of greens don't mind a bit of frost in the least, so neither should you! Head on out to one of these great markets to find more than a few wonderful things to warm your evening and spruce up your lunch box! See you at the market! Ebisu Market Every Sunday in December  starting after January 3rd Ebisu Market management are going all-out this month and hosting a market every Sunday. They've been recruiting more staff and hunting up vendors, so head on out to be part of the action. A recent visit showed this always lovely market remains charming as ever with an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, scrumptious looking snacks, and crafty items. I'd also  recommend a trip to Afuri Ramen  when you're done for some of the best yuzu tsukemen in town. 11a

Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th

Sun-bathing seasonal veg at the Ebisu Farmers Market. Beautiful weather is afoot these days, and what better excuse to head out to one of these great markets? The third weekend of the month always offers one of the best selections of markets, so peruse the list and then hit the road for tasty seasonal fun! Ebisu Market Every Sunday in December  starting after January 3rd Ebisu Market management are going all-out this month and hosting a market every Sunday. They've been recruiting more staff and hunting up vendors, so head on out to be part of the action. A recent visit showed this always lovely market remains charming as ever with an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, scrumptious looking snacks, and crafty items. I'd also  recommend a trip to Afuri Ramen  when you're done for some of the best yuzu tsukemen in town. 11am to 5pm Map Koenji Farmer's Market Saturday, January 17th A new market I spotted while riding the train a few years a

Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, January 9th and Sunday, January 10th

Glorious haksai (Chinese cabbage) strutting its stuff at the Kitanaka Marche. Photo courtesy of Lori Ono. What better way to ring in the New Year than to head out to one of these lovely farmers markets? Winter weather seems to be edging its way in at long last, so why not? Whip up a soup heavy on winter greens and other seasonal veg or to top a steaming bowl of rice? Oh, the possibilities are certainly endless on these bright, bright days. See you at the market! Ebisu Market Every Sunday in December  starting after January 3rd Ebisu Market management are going all-out this month and hosting a market every Sunday. They've been recruiting more staff and hunting up vendors, so head on out to be part of the action. A recent visit showed this always lovely market remains charming as ever with an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, scrumptious looking snacks, and crafty items. I'd also  recommend a trip to Afuri Ramen  when you're done for some of the

January Farmers Markets in Tokyo and Yokohama

A lucky cat and some yuzu to get us off to a good start. The year of the Monkey is freshly upon us, and that means that this first weekend of the new year growers and producers are settled comfortably around tables of traditional food with their families. We all have to make do until the second weekend, when they burst on the market scene with more produce and fun than any of us can dream of now. For now, mark your calendar and plan to head out to one of these lovely events to get your New Year off to a great start! Ebisu Market Every Sunday in December starting after January 3rd Ebisu Market management are going all-out this month and hosting a market every Sunday. They've been recruiting more staff and hunting up vendors, so head on out to be part of the action. A recent visit showed this always lovely market remains charming as ever with an excellent selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, scrumptious looking snacks, and crafty items. I'd also  recommend a tri