For Vegans & Vegetarians: Real Food Market Akutsu in Shizuoka City!

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My shopping of the day!
Asuparana/Orange and violet carrots/Violet Mizuna/Violetblack carrots and red daikon!

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It is not easy for vegans and vegetarians (I’m not but I try to help!) to find a good source of healthy vegetables, but here in Japan, and especially in Shizuoka Prefecture where vegetables are grown non-stop, it shouldn’t be difficult!

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No, this scarecrow is here for the fun and to tell you that all the vegetables sold there are organically grown!

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Oranges from Shimizu Ku!

Fine, but where do you find vegetables, especially organic ones, not only fresh and healthy but one you can trace back in all safety?

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Well, Mr. and Mrs Akutsu who opened Real Food Market Akutsu Shop 6 years ago know enough growers in Shizuoka Prefecture and beyond to be able to provide only organic and seasonal vegetables all year round from Hamamatsu, Iwata, Shizuoka, Fujinomiya, Mishima to cite only a few cities and more from beyond our borders.

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Greetings from the staff!

As for the fruit, they might not be organic but they are the healthiest available!
Even food for the non-vegan or vegetarian is the healthiest one could find!

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For the omnivorous customers healthy and very reasonably priced bento are available every day!

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Carrots, pumpkins and eggplants from Fujinomiya City, burdock roots from Miyazaki Prefecture!

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Daikon, ginger and taro!

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You can compose yoour bento!
Mr. and Mrs. Akutsu will help you with your priorities if told in advance!

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Organic rice, both milled and brown/whole from Iwata City!

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Nationally-known great eggs produced by Mr. Shimizu at “Bioran farm” in Shizuoka City!

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More bentos!

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I came back late in the afternoon for a new arrival of fresh organic vegetables!

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All producers’ names clearly indicated!

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beautiful red and violet daikon, carrots, oura burdock and so on!

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The ones with the flowers are called asuparana, that is asparagus plants as their taste reminds that of asparagus!
Beautiful in a salad or atop a dish!

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They are too many to describe but when you visit the place do not hesitate to ask their names!

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These vegetables are especially grown organically for impaired people by Akatsuki Farm!

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Perfect traceability as some of the farmers even publish their photos!

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I love those long and thin turnips (not daikon) called hibino kabu!

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Ishigami Farm family in Tegoshi, Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City!

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My selection for the day!
Actually I had to come later to buy more for izakaya owner friends of mine!

Do come every day as new arrivals and new bentos are on siplay!

REAL FOOD MARKET “AKURSU”
420-0867 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Baban Cho, 91 (along Sengen Shrine Street)
Tel.: 054-221-4046
Opening hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays

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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

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