Trying To Eat Cleaner Produce (2007-11-21)
There are many organic farmers on the website, I just randomly pick
the ones whose products suit our needs. I'm not gullible to think
that 100% of the advertised sites are what they say they are (or are
they?), but being in Japan, the chance of a crook selling fake organic
food is relatively low. I hope I haven't been duped.
I got a pretty good box of semi-organic--meaning reduced pesticides
and synthetic fertilisers--produce from this farmer in Ohgata in Akita ()
Prefecture last week. There's a good variety of veggies in the
box including my favorite broccolini, an absolute rarity in ordinary
I also bought a 5 kg bag of rice from him and got three stalks of dried, ready-to-be-threshed rice as a "gift". I couldn't very well waste food, so I spent 90 minutes in front of the TV removing the outer husk grain by grain. And how much rice did I get? A teaspoonful!
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