Shiobara Plateau spinach is a Tochigi Prefecture Nasushiobara brand certified product. This excellent agricultural product, nurtured in the fresh air, water, and earth of Oku-Shiobara, has a temperature difference between morning and evening due to the cold highlands. Cooking the meat enhances its umami, giving it a firm, clean and deep flavor.
This product is a vegetable that prefers cool climates, so it seems to be cultivated in flatlands from autumn to winter, but in the cold highlands of Nikko City and Nasushiobara City at an altitude of 1,000 m to 1,200m, it grows from June to October. It seems that highland spinach, which is harvested in the month, is actively cultivated. Seeds are sown in late April, when the snow is gone, and are planted three or four times in the same field from June to October. It is shipped mainly in the Kanto region and is highly trusted by the market and consumers because of its high quality.
The horticulture business of the Tochigi Kaitaku Agricultural Cooperative Association covers a wide area from the plains in the southern and central parts of the prefecture to the plateau at an altitude of 1,200 m. seems to beThe Tochigi Prefectural Cold Highland Vegetable Producers Association is located in the northern part of Nikko City, Nasushiobara City, Shioya Town, and Nasu Town. It is a farming organization. Taking advantage of the cool climate even in summer, it seems that vegetables such as highland spinach and highland Japanese white radish are grown on a large scale. The Tochigi Seikatsu Club Co-op Affiliated Production Area Liaison Council is a council organized by producers in various parts of the prefecture who produce Seikatsu Club’s vegetables and JA’s subcommittees. It seems that they are working to deepen cooperation among producers, promote the Seikatsu Club movement, and raise the level of farming methods. In addition, it seems that they are actively trying to interact with members of the Seikatsu Club, such as exchange meetings and agricultural experience activities.