The art and food collective OPENrestaurant traveled from California to Japan in October and November 2011 to support farms and fisheries across the country.
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Niseko Green Farm

Niseko Green Farm

Japan Agriculture (JA) restricts the size and shape of vegetables. Blemishes are not allowed to be sold in the market, creating a tiered system for veggies that is based on looks and not necessarily quality. These vegetables were grown by Dennis van den Brink at Niseko Green Farm, a 100% organic farm in Hokkaido. He...
So many things have happened so far.

So many things have happened so far.

This photo is of Niseko Green Farm in Hirafu Kutchan in Hokkaido. I am so loving this trip. So many things have happened so far, so many bowls of ramen.  
First Night in Sapporo

First Night in Sapporo

Tsukemen made by our good friend and Chez Panisse Alum Jerry Jaksich. We have only been here 2 hours. Apparently Sapporo has a street that is only ramen shops. I am in heaven and hella tired. Good night.