Giving Thanks… and Holiday hours

free-thanksgiving-banner-printable-decorations
Farmers’ Market News
November 23, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 46
Aloha FarmLovers!

Wishing you and yours a fabulous holiday! May the food on your plates nourish your body, mind and heart. Be sure to thank your local farmers for making that meal possible, when you come to the markets this week.

With the upcoming holidays, we know you want to share your favorite markets with your friends and family who are visiting our lovely island… so we will remain

open each market day with the exception of Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving Day/Haleiwa FM and Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day/KailuaTown FM. We all need to feed ourselves and the crops keep growing… holidays or not! So plan ahead for those two closures, and we will see you throughout the season!
 
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  CLOSED this week (Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley)
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
AT THE MARKETS





EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

Wild Mushroom Fennel & Leek Stuffing

Fennel-Roasted Carrot Shallot Salad with Shaved Apples    

 Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

10 Foods to Reduce Stress

img_3534
Farmers’ Market News
November 16, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 45

Aloha FarmLovers!    

   
10 Superfoods for Stress Relief
by Dr. Mercola

Nearly 40 percent of Americans report overeating or eating unhealthy foods as a result of stress.1 While it may seem tempting to drown your anxiety in a bowl of ice cream or calm your nerves with a bag of chips… eating junk foods while stressed may be particularly dangerous to your health.

Among a group of chronically stressed women (those caring for a spouse or parent with dementia), eating foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar lead to concerning health effects, including a larger waistline, increased abdominal fat, more oxidative damage, and more insulin resistance.
In this case the food alone wasn’t the problem… it was the combination of junk food and stress that was dangerous, as low-stress women who ate similar foods did not experience such profound changes over the course of the study. keep reading
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary

AT THE MARKETS

 



EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

Chicken Shawarma Naan Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

Kombucha Mojitos      

 Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart with Superfood Drizzle (RawVegan)

null 

null

Plant these 8 Flowers for Butterflies, Birds & Bees

goldenrod-1
Farmers’ Market News
November 9, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 44

Aloha FarmLovers!    

   
8 Fall-Blooming Flowers Friendly to Bees, Birds, and Butterflies
By Brian Barthon October 20, 2016, for Modern Farmer Magazine  
I’m sure you’ve seen it: Every October the big-box stores haul out a technicolor display of “mums”-overbred chrysanthemum cultivars that look are just a bit too perfect, like they came out of a factory rather than nature’s kingdom. If you’re lucky, they’ll sprinkle a few pansies around for a little variety.

You’d be forgiven for thinking these were the only two species in the world that bear flowers beyond September, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Take a walk in any natural area this time of year, and you’re bound to see some of the dozens of native North American species that come into their full floristic glory after the autumn equinox, each of which plays an important role in local ecosystems.

Here’s a selection of the most eye-catching fall-flowering natives, along with a few well-adaptive non-natives, all of which can be found in well-stocked nurseries and online seed catalogs. The bees, birds, and butterflies will thank you! read on
HAVE YOU REGISTERED? 

Be sure to sign up for a chance to win one of our $50 gift certificates to Ka Makana Alii, when you come to FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i this week! Don’t you want to be in the ranks of happy shoppers like Marie & Pua?

 

THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
AT THE MARKETS

 




EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup {Paleo}

    

Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas     

Dark Berries Tart with Basil

Five times the fun!

img_4840
Farmers’ Market News
November 2, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 423

Aloha FarmLovers!

 

Nearly eight years ago FarmLovers opened its’ first farmers’ market, and since that time we have been super busy advocating for farmers and small businesses, and making sure the community can easily access fresh, locally grown produce with ease and FUN! This past week, we were honored to celebrate the beginning of our FIFTH market on Oahu, at the beautiful Ka Makana Ali’i shopping center. We wanted to take a quick moment to thank the team at KMA for their hard work in getting not just a new shopping center off the ground, but a FarmLovers venture right along side their Grand Opening. You would not believe the shear number of moving pieces it takes for something of this magnitude to move from concept to opening. We applaud the entire team, but especially General Manager Stephanie England, Marketing Director Alex Kirley, Specialty Leasing Manager Loretta Taylor, and Marketing & Events Coordinator Alesha Burkeen. We look forward to many years of fun events with you guys! Mahalo!
FarmLovers Annie Suite & Pamela Boyar with Councilwoman Kymberly Pine and Stepanie England, General Manager of Ka Makana Alii, at the presentation of a proclamation from the City acknowledging the contributions of FarmLovers to our communities. Mahalo Councilwoman Pine!
FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i happens each and every Wednesday afternoon 3:30-7:30. You will find us Center Court, and down the aisles. And be sure to register for a free $50 Gift Certificate to spend at Ka Makana Ali’i… we will be drawing names each week through November 9th.
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary

AT THE MARKETS








EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Kale Pesto 

Autumn salad with pumpkin, Brussels sprouts and tahini sauce    

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate 

New FarmLovers opens this week! Get your free bag!

img_3368
Farmers’ Market News
October 26, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 42
Aloha FarmLovers!    

Senator Mike Gabbard was on hand for the Sunday preview market as part of the opening weekend celebration for Ka Makana Ali’i, and he brought along this lovely proclamation from the Hawaii State Senate.

As advocates for our small family farmers, we are truly honored by this recognition. “The Hawai’i State Legislature hereby honors and congratulates Pamela Boyar and Annie Suite of FarmLovers Farmers’ Markets upon the grand opening of the market at Ka Makana Ali’i. Mahalo for bringing farmers and people together to truly celebrate local foods, while supporting the economy and teaching residents who and where their produce comes from. We look forward to celebrating the bounty of our islands with our West O’ahu community… and with you!” Mahalo Senators, and we will see you soon in the legislature as we all work to create more locally grown produce for our communities!

photo above: Stepanie England, General Manager of Ka Makana Alii, Annie Suite, Sen. Mike Gabbard, and Pamela Boyar  at the Opening Weekend for Ka Makana Ali‘i.
Grand Opening
FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i is Wednesday 10/26! 

Check us out each Wednesday afternoon 3:30-7:30, beginning this week! Tell your friends, and spread the love and veggies. Free market bag to first 500 customers! And be sure to register for a free $50 Gift Certificate to spend at Ka Makana Ali’i… we will be drawing names each week through November 9th.

THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:

Ka Makana Ali’i   Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei

Haleiwa   Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge   Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center by Sears
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown   Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
COFFEE FEST WINNERS! 

These fine folks entered the drawing to win Coffee Goodies at the Third Annual Hawaii Coffee Festival, and came out winners! Congratulations!



AT THE MARKETS



EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

  
Sage Roasted Pork Belly

Green Beans and Broccolini with Bacon-Balsamic Dressing   
 

Banana Upside-down Cake

 

null

 

 null