Between April/May and November, Nama yasai will be recommencing their vegetable box delivery service in the South East of England.
If you are in the South East of England do please check on the Nama yasai website to see if you can benefit from this wonderful initiative.
Londoners can collect boxes from Itadaki Zen = see below
Nama yasai supply a range of restaurants and stores in London and their clients include Nobu. Their food is local (not air-freighted) and produced organically without pesticides and with laborious traditional methods.
The box scheme is a fantastic and very affordable opportunity to eat and become familiar with a range of Japanese vegetables that cannot be easily obtained in Europe. It's also a great way to support (IMHO) a very worthwhile organisation.
Even if you live nowhere near this scheme, do check out the Nama yasai website - it's a very informative site for anybody with an interest in Japanese vegetables and their cultivation.
And if you aren't workshy and fancy spending some time in the UK on a farm getting your fingers dirty, there are homestay opportunities for you there too!