My friend Shu-Lin recently told me about this organic vegetable farm called ‘Shiga Kajiwara Farm‘ in Nagano Prefecture. Shu-Lin went to school with the owner Tomoko, and she said they can deliver fresh seasonal organic vegetables to your door in Tokyo. I had experienced a lot of trouble lately with vegetables from the supermarket going bad very quickly in the fridge, so I decided to order a box. They were delicious! And so fresh! My baby also thoroughly enjoyed trying them all out (^^).
Here is a little video to show you what was delivered in our vegetable box, as well as some stunning video footage and photos from the farm.
About the farm:
– Tomoko and her husband Akira send about 10 different types of vegetables per box for JPY 2,000 + transport cost.
– The farm is closed during winter/spring months (January through May) since it gets too cold for vegetables to grow.
– They grow about 80 varieties of vegetables each year.
Check out the website for more information about the farm, vegetables and how to order. The website is in English as well as Japanese, and the owner Tomoko speaks fluent English, so it is very easy to order!
Thank you so much Shu-Lin for telling me about Tomoko’s farm! And thank you Tomoko for sending me all the videos and photos! It looks so beautiful! I will definitely be buying another box of veggies from you very soon!
Happy vegetable eating everyone!
6 thoughts on “Fresh Organic Vegetables delivered to your door in Tokyo!”
Wow! Such a beautiful farm and the vegetables are so cheap. Much cheaper than organic veges in Australia
Thanks Erin! I was amazed at how fresh they were too. When I sliced the squash, tiny beads of water popped out on the surface! I also tried the molokhia leaves tonight – they are commonly used in Egyptian dishes so very exotic! I cooked them with some onion and garlic, and served with roast beef and Japanese rice. Yum!
I am afraid to say that, is there really Organic Vegetables is in Japan after the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima Nuclear Powerplant.
Nagano prefacture is very close to the Fukushima prefacture.
Japanese organic products are indeed organic and need to be inspected to be labeled as such. I am a trained JAS organic certification inspector and I can verify that many Japanese farms are organic and do export to the EU and the U.S. and are allowed to be sold as organic in those countries.
Hi, I was looking at the website and I would like to know if the box you ordered is the small one or the big one.
Hi Lia! I recall I ordered the smaller box. Hope you like it! Kate