Mrs. Bag-O and I have a friend who kept telling us about a farmer's market in Ebina that would "CHANGE OUR LIVES." Obviously, we needed to find this place ASAP. Luckily, while we were doing a base event in Tokyo last weekend, we overheard a few girls talking about this very place. They were kind enough to share their pin with us and off we went on Monday morning.
I can't say that it CHANGED MY LIFE, but it was a great find. Tucked away into a nondescript building were row after row of fresh produce, beautiful flowers, Japanese snacks and local products (like honey and jam)!
The very unassuming building ...
Beetles! I saw these on my second trip to the market.
Who knew this is how edamame grows?
I didn't really NEED anything the morning that we went ... it was more of a scouting mission. But I came home with two beautiful flower bouquets for 700 yen (approximately $7.00). You sure can't beat that! Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of the flowers before they died :(
Afterwards we stopped by Starbucks.
I love what they wrote on Mrs. Bag-O's cup ... "Have Fun"
And this little cutie joined us on our big adventure.
I am so glad that we ventured out looking for the farmer's market ... it is so nice to know that we have more options than our commissary for grocery shopping. The commissary is great for all of those things you can't find out in town - half and half, pasta, shredded cheese, cookie dough, biscuits, cleaning supplies ... I could go on. But everything that is perishable, is frozen and shipped from America, which does not make for the best quality.