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Tokyo and Yokohama Regional Farmers Markets During COVID-19

MomoG Farm at Farmers Market @UNU! Since Prime Minister Abe declared a national emergency on April 7 in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. He recently renewed it until May 31; however, there may be some gradual reopenings depending on how the number of cases goes. The upshot is that restaurants, parks, and other non-essential venues were asked to temporarily close their doors, and many companies made it possible for their employees to work from home. (The government cannot force businesses to close.) Some places, however, chose to remain open with limited hours or only to offer take-out or some other variation on their services. Farmer's markets around the region have followed a similar variety of paths. Some are closed completely while others operate with limited vendors and hours. Markets are listed alphabetically rather than my usual order-of-opening listing. The below information is as I know of it as of this writing. If you happen to go, I'd love to hear ab