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Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25

Shigetaka Murakami of Farmer's Ship at the UNU Market. A broker, Murakami offers a variety of organic and conventional fruit and veg. It may be the end of the month, but it is certainly not the end of the markets! Don't miss the chance to head on out to one of these great events and see what the growers and producers have in store. Winter veg should be making a strong showing this weekend, and it will be a nice time to do a little holiday gift planning. (Hello, jam and pickle, my old friends...) See you at the market! Kamome Marche Saturday, November 24 Set on the upper level of the Yokohama Bay Quarter, this little market offers nice variety given its size. Vendors from Yamanashi, Yokohama, and other parts of Kanagawa brave the steady ocean breeze and offer everything up from fruit to wine to fresh vegetables. 11am - 5pm Map Osonbashi Marche Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 This new market in Yokohama is one I have only seen a poster and website

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

Kinue Yamaguchi of Yamakine Farm at the UNU Market. The middle of the month always brings a bounty of markets to visit and choosing can be difficult. The markets this weekend vary in size, but the quality will always be good in terms of fun and the food. Head on out to see what seasonal bounty is in store! Koenji Farmers Market Saturday, November 17* Spotted a handful of years ago while riding the Chuo Line,  this little market  is still going strong. A circle of red awnings in front of the  Za-Koenji Public Theatre  marks the spot where friendly folks with good food and interesting stories await. *A wee bit of a best guess here as they haven't updated  their blog  yet. Do check before making the trip over there. 11am - 6pm Map Oiso Farmers Market Sunday, November 18 This little gem of a community shindig is one of the best things going outside of the Earth Day Market. Started a handful of years ago, it blossomed into a full-on monthly festival that just happens

Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11

Kohei Satu, me, and Takuma Ogawa at the UNU Farmers Market last week. Chef-farmers from Chiba, their stall offers some tasty organic veg and no plastic! Rain and cold are part of the November scene, but farmers and gardeners alike know that the blue skies of winter will soon dominate. This weekend promises to be sunny and pleasantly cool, which is perfect for venturing out to one of these great markets. The Market of the Sun is a bit of a trek, but totally worth it for the nice selection of vendors on hand and all the fun activities they always have planned. Don't miss the fun and the chance to stock up on some great locally grown food! Market of the Sun Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 It's hard to believe this 'new' market is already five years old!  Market of the Sun (a.k.a. Taiyo Marche)  professes to be one of the largest, and it is certainly a good one. A short walk from Tsukiji Market and its wonderful surrounds, this market is worth a

November Farmers Markets in the Tokyo and Yokohama Regions

Hiraga Hisakatsu of Cranc Brewing at a little beer festival in Koenji. His kaboucha beer was awesome! Leaves are turning, and temperatures are dropping. Autumn seems to be making inroads at last. No hard frost yet here in Kanagawa, but I imagine it must be on the way. Meanwhile, early winter crops are coming in and that means nabe pots are coming out! It also means that apples, pears, chestnuts, and squash are all waiting at the market, too. This is, I have to say, my favorite time of the year to cook. So, head on out to the market and dig in to see what seasonal wonders you can find! Market of the Sun Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 It's hard to believe this 'new' market is already five years old!  Market of the Sun (a.k.a. Taiyo Marche)  professes to be one of the largest, and it is certainly a good one. A short walk from Tsukiji Market and its wonderful surrounds, this market is worth a visit for its lovely selection of foodly and crafty i