A fresh experience at Nakagusuku Farm Minami

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Photos by Casey Annis
Photos by Casey Annis

A fresh experience at Nakagusuku Farm Minami

by: Casey Annis | .
Author of "Eat Okinawa" | .
published: February 28, 2017

Okinawa has much to offer in the way of farmers markets. One of my favorites to frequent is Nakagusuku Farm Minami in Nakagusuku Village, about 10 minutes from Foster and Futenma (Map coordinates 26.255669,127.770036). This market is larger compared to most (except those owned by Japan Agricultural).

Besides a large assortment of vegetables, the market always features a lot of fruit and other goodies like bread, tofu and bento meals. This market is also known to have sales on items in bulk, including huge 20 lb. bags of carrots for only ¥800. What would you do with all those carrots, you ask? Split the bag up between friends and make some yummy carrot soup. They sell potatoes and onions in bulk boxes as well. Bean sprouts are sold - as many as you can fit into a bag for ¥100. There is a small garden area outside selling a few plants/flowers. There is a small yakitori stand outside the market that is open sporadically on some afternoons, as well. I would highly recommend a drive to this market, you won't regret it. They are open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Yen only, no credit cards.

Direction:

Go out Camp Foster Legion gate (the shoppette gate) and go straight down Hwy. 81 for 1.1 km. Turn right at the 2nd stop light onto Rt. 29 (you will pass the expressway entrance Kitanakagusuku #3).

Go down 5.3 km and take right onto Rt. 32. Go down 0.4 km and turn left into the market’s parking lot.

Wheel chair accessible.
Phone: 098-9639422
Address: 405 Minamiuebaru, Nakagusuku-son, Okinawa 901-2424