Cultivated Produce Spinach, Red-Stemmed Salad Spinach, Japanese Spinach Ayame Yukikabu, Red Mustard Greens, Red Mizuna, Carrots, Medium-Sized Tomatoes, Snap Peas, Green Beans, Broccoli, Kale and Salad Komatsuna.
At Tonami Farm, we engage in organic cultivation of 13 items such as spinach, using our homemade organic compost. This includes vegetables like spinach, and we received organic JAS certification for our practices in 2016.
We conduct selection of produce and varieties based on what we ourselves find delicious. In pursuit of improving cultivation techniques, we also tackle year-round cultivation of spinach as well as the cultivation of challenging Asian spinach varieties.
Situated in a mountainous area with an elevation of 400 to 500 meters, temperatures can drop to -10°C in winter. We operate on the principle of "creating a farm that is sought out by everyone" while constantly focusing on challenges and improvement.
Winter spinach, which takes about 3 months to grow, has thick leaves and a rich flavor. To highlight its sweetness, it is often prepared as "ohitashi" (boiled and seasoned greens) with a bit of added rock salt. On the other hand, summer spinach is refreshing in taste, making it perfect for sautéing in butter.