My farm is in Matsumoto, Nagano! To grow my veggies, I use the soil and native plants in the field, fallen leaves, rye straw, and rice bran–and that’s it! I focus much of time trying to build up the biodiversity and healthy ecosystem of beneficial soil microbes on my farm. In other words, I don’t just grow vegetables, I manage a whole ecosystem of plants, animals (including myself!) and microbes so all the living things can exist together, share resources and support each other. I try my best not to damage the environment or use its limited resources in excess.
I may have to fight with the rough conditions in Mother Nature at times, but most of the time she helps me out and my vegetables end up with complex and delicious flavors. Even though I can’t produce huge harvests, it’s my hope that I can share at least some of my vegetables with others, so you can get try them for yourself and experience their natural taste. As I continue to farm, I’m constantly making new discoveries, trying to learn as much as can, and always working on moving my dream forward!
I was born in 1980 and lived in Kanagawa until I was 36. In the Chinese zodiac, I'm a monkey. In the western zodiac, I'm a Virgo. My hobbies and interests are jogging, eating good food, veggies (of course!), going on drives, movies and music. And, I love to drink! Personality-wise, I'm outgoing and fun ;)
Farming and me ↓
It's too cold to grow veggies in winter. I'll be able to prepare veggie boxes this coming spring!
I take payment by Japan Post Office deposit. *First time customers must pay ahead before I prepare your order.