Base Side Farm began with a simple idea: “I want to cook the vegetables that my Australian husband wants to eat.” With that thought in mind, and being an office worker who had never even visited a farm, I started studying farming. I took classes and started training in Mizuho, Nishitama, Tokyo in February 2018.
We’re growing items that are considered “Western vegetables” such as kale, beets and butternut squash. For ex-pats living in Japan, they’re a treat from back home. For Japanese people who have lived abroad, they bring back fond memories. For everyone else, they’re a chance to try something a little different than traditional Japanese vegetables.
You can visit Base Side Farm for a hands-on farming experience at one of our vegetable garden events or a food-based cultural exchange where we welcome adults and children from a wide variety of backgrounds. All of our activities are conducted using both English and Japanese so please join us for some fun learning about farming, food and culture.
The types of vegetables we grow are high in nutritional value. Because of this, they provide great health benefits even in small quantities.
Kale, Carrots, Daikon Radishes, Green Onions
Kale, Leaf Lettuce, Carrots, Beets, Japanese Mustard Spinach
Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peppers
Kale, Leaf Lettuce, Peanuts, Carrots, Beets, Japanese Mustard Spinach