The apple season is over.

Hello, I'm Asuka from Yokoya Farm. We harvested all of our fuji apples last month.(~24th November) More than half of the apples we grow is fuji so there is A LOT!! We picked 500 boxes of fuji apples (18kg/box) for ...

Shinano Gold Apple

Hello, I'm Asuka from Yokoya Farm. How’s going ?? I was too busy for harvesting apples to post how we do these days. Leaves started to turn red around Matsumoto city. Beautiful autumn is around the corner. By the way, ...

We are on a Nagano’s local magazine, KURA!!

2019/09/27   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event
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It’s all in Japanese but Ryo translated in order you to understand what’s written and our farm’s story too!!   Mt. Dessert Ice Cream ×Shinshu Yokoya Farm×Mr. Miyazawa (peach farmer in Nagano)       Mr. Kelton Boyer came to Nagano in 1990. ...

Pickling Plums

2018/06/28   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event

In Japan, it’s time to pickle plums in June. Since a long time ago, farmers harvest plums in their backyards and make umeboshi (dried plums), karikari ume(crispy plums), plum juice and plum wine when the season comes. A lot of ...

I made “Hoshigaki ” (dried persimmons)

2017/11/14   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event

In autumn in Japan, in the countryside, we make Hoshigaki. I harvested astringent persimmons, peel the skin, tie it to the string and dry for about 2 weeks. It will become very sweet 2 weeks later! Hoshigaki (dried persimmons) are ...

The apple 's work has entered the busy season

2017/05/20   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event
 

The apple flower bloom earlier this month. Apple farmers entered the busy season. In Japan, most flowers are nipped off to grow apple big. When the flowers fall, the trees bear fruit. But we also nip off most of them. ...

I made Miso!

2017/04/25   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event
 

We made Miso at friend's restaurant. Miso is made with soybeans, koji(malted rice) and salt. First, Soak the soybeans in water. overnight. Soybeans contains water,  to swell and become bigger twofold. Then cook for about 3 hours in a pot. ...

A gardener pruned garden trees and shrubs

2017/03/20   -Blog, Yokoya farm's event

I asked a professional gardener to prun garden trees and shrubs around my house. It is difficult for us to prun beautify. There are many garden trees in my garden, so this work takes 5 days!! In Japan, A gardener ...