As I’m starting writing articles on farming for the local government who have recently decided to promote farming on a grand scale, I thought it was about time to have a deeper look at Agriroad, one of the many local markets run by local farmers associations, notably farmers’ wives.
It is not big by any standards, but the local know you will find products of great quality and freshness as they start queuing up well before 9:30 a.m. when the market opens!
It is not all about food! And I can assure all those beautiful flowers, cut moments before, disappear very quickly!
First things first. I know that I will have a few minutes to spare before all the best morsels vanish from view!
Basket in hand I hunt along the venerable ladies and gentlemen sent by their families to grab food for their home pots! I can talk to peple and take photographs later!
Those round yellow zucchini were soon hidden at the bottom of my basket.
All vegetables bear the name of their grower and the sale date limit and (ridiculously) cheap prices! Most are organic, too!
Benihoppe/red cheeks strawberries, a strain first grown in Shizuoka in 2002!
Italians are welcome with all these sweet tomatoes!
My good friend, Mres. Natsuko Koyanagi, preparing Yomogu Kintsuba cakes, a vegan treat!
My students took care of these later!
Traditional Japanese sugar cakes (vegan!) prepared by some of the 100+ members!
Great jams made with local fruit and no additives or preservatives!
Japanese home-made cheese cakes!
No need to cook at home. Take these yummy tempura back home! All labelled with the name of their creator and all ingredients used!
More food for vegans!
Would you believe that these tradtional Japanese desserts qualify as vegan!
These are the vegetables I bought for an izakaya owner friend of mine:
3 yellow round zucchini, 1 bunch of fresh young carrots, 2 bunches of Hatsuka Daikon (“Twenty Days Daikon), 1 bunch of gobo/burdock root, all organic.
4 US $!
Shizuoka Miwa Agriroad (JA)
〒421-2114 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Abeguchishinden, 537-1.
Business hours: 09:30~15:30 (from 08:30 on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)
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