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For many years now I have been helping with the Christmas dinners here at Djurby Gård, and not going to the Fyris Market until April, but this year no dinners, so I do the markets when the weather is good enough. Today is the first of advent and yesterday was the first of the popular advent markets. There are many holiday season markets all over the place. I probably should try some of the other markets, but I went to my usual Fyristorg Market. 



The weather was cold and windy and alot of people stayed home or were at other markets, and all I had was pumpkins and pickles, but sales were very good. 

The guy selling mistletoe.

We like Kobe too. 


It’s a nice town on the coast of the Pacific Ocean – a bit cheaper and more funky than Kyoto. We can stay here and still get to Kyoto easy and fast by train with a Japan Railways Pass. The best, tho, is that we have made some good friends here.
Our favorite place to stay, the Yume Nomad Hostel is here. We are now nested in here for the rest of our stay. 

It is inexpensive, quiet, artsy, and a great gathering place where you can meet like-minded travelers and locals in a laid-back and cozy atmosphere.

Our hosts (and old friends)


Then there is the traditional market Higashiyama Shotengai nearby to get lost in and find just about any thing under the sun, such as traditional japanese underware, an extra suitcase or tofu or lunch. 

Grilled mochi balls

Kabocha pumpkins
We buy our supplies for cooking meals at the hostel here. The best place to buy miso and pickled vegetables was still there, of course. And the family that runs the stall was so glad to see us again. 

Three years ago we met Bun, the coffee enthusiast, at Yume Nomad. Since then he has established himself in the business and moved to a new shop in down town Kobe near Sannomiya station. We got a great cup of ethiopian coffee and spent some time talking about coffee and old times. 


The Ikuta Jinga Shinto Temple was almost next door and demanded a visit. History has it that it was establised around 200 AD. It has been burnt down and destroyed in wars and natural disasters many times but always rebuilt. 


Now it still stands majestic amoung the high rise.

I’m back at Fyris Farmers Market after 3 weeks at other markets. It’s grey and drizzly, but it’s going pretty good. 

Today is the day for the yearly harvest festival market at Wik. 


Better than ever!

Fyristorg (Fyris Market in Uppsala) today. My first market this year. 

I have some pumpkins left and of course all the pickles including miso. 


There are a few flakes of snow in the air. Hope the costomers dare come out in this weather.  

After a few tired days of straightening up after the wonderful big garden party, things are are getting back to normal – weeding, building and harvesting. Dispite the drought, everything is growing bonkers. I picked my first bucket of pickling cucumbers. 

All set for lactic fermentation. 


Now for a day of harvesting for the market (Fyristorg) tomorrow. 

Preparing for the the first market of this year. 

  

There are a few old timers that come to the Fyris Farmers Market in Uppsala even through the winter selling potatoes, carrots, baked goods and other winter staples. 

I take a break during the coldest period. The weather has been quite warm and sunny this last week, so tomorrow will be the premier market day this year with a variety of pickles, miso and pumpkins. 

Today again I missed the farmers market in Uppsala. Last week it was because of the culture night, today because we are getting ready for the annual harvest market at Wik Castle.

Vegetables

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Flowers

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We’ll also have a lot of prepared foods such as sauerkraut, miso, baked goods and pear sauce.

Tomorrow, Sunday, starting at 11 oclock, Wik Castle.

No market today as the whole square, as well as the rest of the city, is taken up with preparations for the annual culture day in Uppsala.

I did pick a few greens for the lokal farm store at Kromsta.

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After a terribly jet-lagged day in Nagoya yesterday, we hopped on one of those lightning trains and went to Kobe – a beautiful city sloping on the edge of the mountains overlooking the sea – and spent the day wandering around the labyrinth of a traditional market.

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With every thing from Kobe beef to kimonos we found pretty much all we needed for lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks for the next few days.

Dried persimmons

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Mochi and mochi cakes in many flavors

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Tofu

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Miso

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Pickles

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The happy pickle master

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I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of this guy.