• December 5, 2016

    Yomitan Farmers Market

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANDREA GRACE WOOD   (NOTE: Official Okinawan name is J.A. YUNTA ICHIBA) Living off base allows me to discover our little village and most of all contribute to our local amenities…
  • November 4, 2016

    Tips for Eating Gluten Free on Okinawa

    CONTRIBUTED BY KARI FRAZIER     click photo for source Moving to a new country can be daunting for even the most adventurous of spirits, but when you have food allergies or sensitivities,…
  • May 13, 2016

    Onna Station Market & Onna Village Culture and Information Center

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER GILES The Onna Village Culture and Information Center and Onna Station Nakayukui Market are easy to find. It looks like a big convention center on Hwy 58, just north of the…
  • Ginoza Flea & Farmer's Market l Okinawa Hai!
    November 10, 2014

    Ginoza Flea and Farmer’s Market

    CONTRIBUTED BY ANTHONY CAMINA If you have spent any significant time on Okinawa, you are well aware of the base flea markets that are held periodically. If you thought that these were the only open…
  • August 23, 2013

    Fresh Flower Shopping

    CONTRIBUTED BY SANDRA STAMOS Looking to buy some fresh flowers? Want to make your own arrangements? Where do you get flowers here in Okinawa? We moved here from New Mexico and I was thrilled with…
  • June 11, 2013

    Local Farmers Markets

    CONTRIBUTED BY SHELL BURGER When I first arrived on-island, I was skeptical to buy food and produce off base. After seeing the prices for items at the on-base grocery stores, I was in shock at how…
  • January 2, 2012

    Minami Farmer’s Market – Nakagusuku Farm

    CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN Minami Exterior Buying fruits and vegetables makes me feel good because I don’t seem to feed my family enough of it. Since I went to this farmer's market, I’ve been…
  • July 6, 2011

    Drive-through Veggie Stands?

    Veg Stands Cabbage CONTRIBUTED BY CAYLN PAQUIN Here in Okinawa, we don’t have as many drive-through businesses as in the US, especially when it comes to fast food restaurants. Not that we need them…
  • January 24, 2008

    The Fruit Market and the Sushi Go Round

    CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER This is for all the folks up by Camp Courtney and McT.  I'm not sure what the official Japanese name of this market is, I think it is commonly called the fruit market.  It's…
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