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Taipei Expo Farmer's Market in November – Seasonal Nourishments Galore

Farmers’ market at Taipei Expo Park Germination in spring, growth in summer, harvest in autumn, and grain storage in winter; as the 4 seasons come and go, winter is the perfect moment for rest, recuperation, and building up energy through nutrition and nourishment. The first week of November (2nd to 3rd) is the harvesting season for persimmon. Besides sampling the freshest seasonal persimmons, citizens may also join in a sweet, aromatic, persimmon roll DIY activity; for the second week (9th to 10th), culinary experts will be invited to show participants how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your winter nourishment diet. With the most sumptuous winter nourishments such as aromatic, flavorsome persimmon soup and sautéed king oyster mushroom with yellow wine, sesame oil and soy sauce in a casserole, you will not want to miss the Taipei Expo Farmer's Market in November.

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First up is the Taoyuan Persimmon Week (November 2-3). The Japanese persimmon species cultivated in the colder mountainous regions of Fuxing Township are ripe for harvest during this time of year. The square shape and glistening skin of the persimmon is complemented by its fresh, crisp, deliciously saccharine and succulent texture, making it a quintessential delicacy. The following week (November 9-10) is the Tainan Green Ponkan Week, featuring green-skinned, juicy, and fragrant green ponkan that is grown in abundance in the Baihe District. The green ponkan has a slightly sour and sweet flavor and is not overly tart, thus autumn and winter are the best seasons to taste the fruit.

The Yilan County Red Guava Week takes place in week 3 (November 16-17). Also known as Yilan red-fleshed guava, the Yilan red guava offers a tender, chewy texture that is not too soft, and it has the characteristics of being supple, red, sweet, and aromatic.

Week 4 is the Chiayi Persimmon Week (November 23-24); Fanlu Township in Chiayi County is endowed with the ideal elevation and climate for growing persimmon, making it the largest and most prolific persimmon production region in Taiwan. Moreover, the oxheart persimmon, grown in abundance in Chiayi, is the perfect ingredient for making persimmon cake. With its round shape and relatively small size, the oxheart persimmon offers a crisp, sweet, and mouthwatering taste – especially when air-dried, as all the flavors are locked inside. Take one bite, and you will be in for an explosion of taste bud pleasure.

Week 5 brings the Yunlin County Orange and Brassica Oleracea Week (November 30-December 1). Brassica oleracea is a plant species that includes many common foods as cultivars; for instance, brussels sprouts refers to cabbage or headed cabbage, while Chinese cabbage refers to species such as Chinese broccoli, now used as a general term for cabbage. If you want to enjoy premium agricultural products in fall and winter, you should definitely not miss the Taipei Expo Farmer's Market in November!

Take a Leisurely Stroll Through the Market While Shopping
From 14:30 to 15:00 every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, there will be stage activities such as Musical Feast, featuring Chinese orchestra, electric guitar performances, and an exciting performance by Zhongzheng Junior High School String Orchestra, allowing the visitors to enjoy melodious music while shopping. In addition, an agricultural lecture conducted from 14:00 to 16:20 on every Saturday afternoon provides a plethora of practical courses. Anyone interested may sign up for the lecture onsite!

For more farmers' market-related information, please refer to the Taipei Expo Farmer's Market and “臺北市產業局-台北饗樂趣” Facebook page, or the Taipei Expo Farmer's Market official website. Everyone is invited to join the treasure hunt! (The market is open from 10:00 to 18:00 every Saturday and Sunday, and is located inside the Taipei Expo Park, Yuanshan Park).