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Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21

Shoppers of all ages visit UpMarket in Osaka for Guruli Farm's organic veg. Spring is, I have to say, more than in the air. Flowers are blooming and temperatures rising. Seeds are sprouting, and already some winter vegetables are ceding the stage to spring and summer counterparts. Look for some seasonal vendors to mention that this may be their last weekend at the market or that it is the last weekend for a particular treat. Don't lament, though! That's part of the pleasure of eating what farmers have in their fields. It's seasonal, fresh, and some of the best. See you at the market! Koenji Farmers Market Saturday, April 20* 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 b

Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

A beautiful display of organic veg at Osaka's Up Market. A cold snap or two is letting those sakura (cherry) blossoms linger a bit longer this year and keeping us bundled up at the markets. Sunshine is in the forecast for the weekend, so don't miss your chance to head out and taste some of the best the season has to offer. Watch for takenoko (bamboo shoots), assorted sansai (mountain vegetables), and the continued run of delectable greens. See you at the market! Market of the Sun Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 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 items that rivals the goodies found at the UNU Market. 10am to 4pm Step out of Kachidoke Station at Exits A4a or A4b an

April Farmers Markets in the Tokyo and Yokohama Regions

Eat Local Kobe is one of the best and most delightful markets in Japan. Go. Talk. Laugh. Eat. Enjoy. The cherry blossoms are waving, and spring is officially here. Take this opportunity to head on out to one of these great markets and meet some fellow food lovers. Talk with growers and producers, learn a new recipe, and enjoy the bounty of a new year! Market of the Sun Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 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 items that rivals the goodies found at the UNU Market. 10am to 4pm Step out of Kachidoke Station at Exits A4a or A4b and look for the tents. Koenji Farmers Market Saturday, April 20* Spotted a handful of years ago while riding the Ch