CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA
Staci tagged this onto another post this week, but I thought it deserved a post of its own. So here’s her question:
“Anyone know where there is a mikang (small orange) farm where you can pick them? My son LOVES them…and we did it in Sasebo. I think the orange season is November? It would be a fun kid outing if anyone is up for it!”
I actually read something about this in my handy dandy Okinawa Explorer. It says this: “Orange picking season runs from October to February in the village of Izumi. During this time of year, as different types of oranges are harvested, farmers open their fields to visitors for a small fee. For information on orange picking, go to Mikan no Sato Izumi, which is next to Pain-en on Route 84 (look for the oragne sign) or ask at one of the fruit stands on Route 84.”
We were in the area this week while staying at Okuma and hoped to get over there to try it out, but alas, the boys fell asleep in the car after the Butterfly Garden and I just couldn’t be bothered to drag them out again. SOOOO, please, please, pretty please, tell us if you’ve done this or if you know anyone who has or if you just want to share with us how much you love oranges!!!