Farm-fresh produce delivery goes online

Oct 17, 2013

Farm-fresh produce delivery goes online

by Asako Takaguchi

A growing number of consumers are purchasing fresh vegetables and fruit online directly from farmers. Ayako Kakumoto, 36, a company employee from Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, began ordering vegetables six months ago on the My Farmer website operated by Tokyo-based mobile phone content developer Cybird ...

Turnip-tossing turns up trumps for trader

| Jan 19, 2013

Turnip-tossing turns up trumps for trader

by Tomoko Otake

Yoshio Otsuka’s years of striving to revive a near-extinct strain of turnip known to have been grown some 400 years ago in the Shinagawa district of today’s central Tokyo recently struck pay dirt in a most unexpected fashion. That’s because, via a little local ...