More Food Markets In March
Joan over at the terrific Popcorn Homestead blog has a great list of farmers markets in Tokyo this month. Head over to her blog and learn more. Here are a few examples (Joan has visited them all so jump over to her blog to read her impressions and get the addresses):
Sunday, March 18
11am to 5pm
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18
10am to 5pm
Every Saturday in March
10am to 2pm
The farmers market concept is taking off all over Japan. One initiative is the Marche-Japon.org (J) where you can find locations and events outside of the nation's capital!
I also want to mention my favourite, Nippori Marche, at the plaza on the east side of the station. The next event is March 17-18 (10am to 5pm). Food from farmers in Tanegashima, Niigata, Aizu Wakamatsu (Fukushima), and Chiba. A troupe of kids from Kawasaki will perform taiko drumming around noon on both days.
Also at Nippori Marche, there will be an opportunity to bring your own vegetables, foods and soil, if you want to get stuff checked for radiation. The measurement takes about 10 minutes and you need to bring 600 cc (a little more than half a liter) of each item. A sophisticated machine will be available to measure the levels of Cesium 134 and 137 isotopes.
Nippori Marche (J)
Food Market In Nippori, Tokyo (E)
Top image shows veggies from Aizu Wakamatsu for sale at the Nippori farmers market!