Monday, December 17, 2012

Okinawa Farmer's Market

One thing that I miss about living in California is all of the little fruit and veggie markets.  I actually used to work right next to one that I would often visit on my lunch hours.  I'd heard of a few farmers markets in Okinawa, but either they were too far away from our area, or I was just too lazy to go find them.  Most likely, it was the lazy thing.  I've come to rely mainly on our imported-from-the-states produce from the commissary on base, because it's just so close to home (seeing as we live on the base).  However, I've recently decided to seek out some more locally-grown options.  A couple of my girlfriends had told me about a little farmers market in Yomitan, and the other weekend, I set out to find it while up in that area doing some shopping.  It really was great - a ton of veggies and fruits that were all grown right here in Okinawa - and all at really good prices!  Oh, and they had pears - not the Asian kind, but REAL pears!  I haven't had one of those in two years (since we visited Chicago last), and there they were, at this little market... where have I been all this time!?  Bottom line: SO glad I found this place, and I can't wait to go back this weekend;)

The yummiest Prosciutto, Arugula & Heirloom Tomato Pizza I made using veggies I got at the farmers market

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  1. Glad to you found pears! You've got to tell me...does Matt enjoy the Fresh Veggie Pizza? It does look interesting...Arugula is challenge for me at least. Always love your updates. xo

  2. oops....thought I typed "glad to read...."

  3. YAY! So glad you were able to comment on this - I just changed a setting on my blog and hoped that maybe that was the trick? Hopefully it keeps it up! Yes, Matt actually really loved the pizza, much more than I expected - we ate the whole thing! And that was the very first time I've ever bought Arugula, and it tasted great w/ the prosciutto on the pizza, but not sure I'd have too many other recipes for it...