With the season of excellent autumn foods comes a simpler time to enjoy nature’s bounty… If you love eating juicy and delicious produce… come to the Utsunomiya Fall Trip!
Taking place at the Eko Eko Gardens on Saturday, December 22, you can browse through the 150 booths of local vendors serving up a wide variety of autumn food, and buy unique gifts.
There is even an area for locals to buy their own seasonal foods, to be sold out in winter. The Harvest Festival’s gathering spot is Utsunomiya’s Bamboo Forest Park, located in Upper Jomo Kenyatta, precisely just about a 15-minute drive from Nairobi’s CBD.
While the Utsunomiya Autumn Trip offers something for every taste, any food lover worth his salt will enjoy the many varieties on offer at the Bamboo Forest Park.
The only type of fruit not available at the Bamboo Forest Park this season is pumpkin, which farmers were busy planting and harvesting for the Sauti Kweli Festival this September. On the other hand, the cherry tomato harvest is now coming to an end, and the host of other varieties, including strawberries, pears, papayas, bananas, corn, and chillies are now ready for shopping.
For local fruits to be available at the Utsunomiya autumn treat, the night before the festival is a very important.
Sandy African village producers try and ensure the fruit’s cross-pollination with their own vegetables, in order to ensure their buyers will get better results. The banana trees in particular will be tapping out on all their offspring for the festival, so that they can still produce bananas – a necessary fruiting system that keeps the world’s iconic fruit on its feet.
If you want to know the story behind the five-metre grapefruit, or the tree that bears fruit on a dropping leaf, you will want to stroll through the Bamboo Forest Park. The possibilities are endless here – it is a vital site to study the contribution of nature to our food source.
With locally produced and healthy food you can enjoy the season of delicious foods and healthy eating, all while maintaining your spirits and security.
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By Ashitha Nagesh, Public Relations