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Friday, April 17, 2009

Farming fad takes root in Japan

YAMANASHI, Japan

Hiromi Otake used to spend her weekends as a hobby farmer in the peach orchards of central Japan.

After retiring, she moved there to take up farming full time, joining a group of 24 women to set up an Internet farmers market selling high-quality produce online.

Not long ago, Japan's retirees were better known for shopping in Hawaii, relaxing in hot springs or toting cameras on group tours overseas. Read the article here.....

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