Organic Vegetables by Kitayama Garden at Farmer’s Market in D&Department by Taita in Shizuoka City!


Courtesy of D&Department by Taita

Yesterday I once again had the opportunity to meet old friends in Shizuoka City, namely the Hiragakis of Kitayama Noen in Fujinomiya City who were taking part in a Farmers’ market event held D&Department By Taita in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!


Taita Company opened this store and restaurant 5 years ago and the Farmers’ Market is part of their 5th Anniversary events!


The market was held between 12:00 and sunset on the lawn in front of the store and in spite of the late time for a market was busy with connoisseur customers who had been alerted though the social networks!


Hiragaki San had traveled all the way in the morning from the very slopes of Mount Fuji!


You could see their hometown in the far distance! LOL


They had brought winter vegetables as snow is already surrounding them up on the slopes of Mount Fuji!
They certainly made for great pictures: butternut, delicata, pumpkins!


Sweet potatoes and kiwi fruit!


Fiery chili peppers!


Burdock roots and carrots!


Shoppers were gracefully offered hot and so tasty butternut potage!


Kintoki ginger packed with healthy ingredients! A must in winter!


Swiss chard!




Leaf vegetables and Taro/sato imo!


I was truly tempted by those fiery hot yellow chili peppers!

Taita Corporation will organize more events of the kind and I will keep you posted!

D&Department Project in Shizuoka by Taita

Manager: Ms. Chinatsu Mori
422-8034 Shizuoka City, Suruga Ku, Takamatsu, 1-24-10
Tel.: 054-238-6678
Fax: 054-238-6679
Opening hours: 10:00~20:00(Saturdays and Sundays~23:00)
Closed on Tuesdays
Large parking Lot available


Masaaki and Kiko Hirakaki
418-0112 Fujinomiya Shi, Kitayama, 3102
Tel./Fax: 0544-25-2795
Mobile phone: 090-2261-8821
Private orders welcome over the phone!


Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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