Farmers’ Market News
May 11, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 18
It’s that time again… time for an extra hour of fun at the Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market! We are open 2-7pm in beautiful Waimea Valley, every Thursday now through summer. So grab the kids, your appetites, a reusable shopping bag, and a blanket to throw down on the grass… we will take care of the rest!
And get ready for this summer’s Screen on the Green film series… we will start on June 2nd, and have a film each week through July 14th. Look for Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, Despicable Me, Wizard of Oz, Toy Story, E.T., Frozen and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. What a great line up. Sponsored by Pearlridge Center and FarmLovers Farmers’ Markets.
to Rep. Chris Lee and the Hawaii Center for Food Safety, for bringing the bill to help organic farmers with certification to fruition! Read all about it below.
Hawaii plan would offset cost of organic farm certification
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) – On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens – using only what nature provides.
He creates his own compost and fertilizers and doesn’t use chemicals. But he’s not certified as an organic farmer because the cost is too high.
“The margins on farming are so slim as it is that any additional cost really can make or break the success of your business,” said Anderson, founder and farm manager of Green Rows Farm.
That could change after Hawaii became the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David Ige has not yet decided whether he will sign it into law, a spokeswoman said. Continue reading
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7) in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema