Laulima at PearlridgeFM this Saturday

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Farmers’ Market News
December 2, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 47
Aloha FarmLovers!
We are back from the Thanksgiving Holiday in full swing… you will find all four FarmLovers Farmers’ Markets open to serve you this week!
SATURDAY AT PEARLRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET
The Laulima Giving Program (many hands working together) brings companies and individuals together to help needy families in Hawai’i. Keiki O Ka ‘Āina Family Learning Centers partners with KHON2 to assist struggling families, the elderly and individuals including children with special needs, families affected by incarceration and single parents through donations of goods, cash equivalents, enriching experiences, and advocacy. In doing so, it is our hope that all serviced will know the joy of the season through the kindness and generosity of their neighbor, and in kind will bless others in need when they are able. Be sure to visit the Laulima Booth at PRFM this Saturday to learn more!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
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EAT FRESH
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Don’t toss that turkey carcass!

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Farmers’ Market News
November 24, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 46
Aloha FarmLovers!

All of us at FarmLovers wish you and yours a joyous Thanksgiving! While everyday we are reminded of all the blessings showered upon us, it is definitely sweet to spend an entire day in celebration and gratitude! May your kitchen hum with the delicious vibration of love and  kindness as you prepare your meals; may each person at your table, or in your hearts feel the vastness of your love; and may we all take a moment to pass our blessings forward.

And what ever food-induced coma may come, do NOT toss out that turkey carcass! You want to turn that into delicious and nutritious liquid gold! If you haven’t had a moment yet to swing by Farm Meets Fork at the Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market, then you haven’t met Thomas. He is an amazing chef and food coach who showers us with recipes each week. Last week he taught us how to make scrumptious Bone Broth. Amazing, nutrient rich, Bone Broth. Since many of us will have turkey this week, we may as well make good use of the remains. Try out this recipe and let us know what you think. Helpful hint– if you are freezing your broth, pour it into wide-mouth Ball jars, let is cool, and place in freezer with lid OFF, until frozen. Than, add your lid. That way the jar won’t crack when science happens and the contents expand as they freeze.
One more thing… our farmers and foodies will be spending time with their loved ones on Thanksgiving day, so Haleiwa Farmers’ Market will be taking the day off. All FarmLovers Markets will be open on the weekend!
 
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7) CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

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EAT FRESH
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Turkey Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Cranberry Mustard

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What would we do without them?

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Farmers’ Market News
November 17, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 45
Aloha FarmLovers!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to thank our farmers for keeping food on our tables. They take huge risks to make sure we are fed breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we have the deepest respect for their service to each and every one of us.

We would also like to thank all the amazing people who come to the markets week after week. Without you, there would be no market. We know you have a choice as to where you shop for the food you serve your families and friends and we are honored that you have put your trust in FarmLovers. We love that you bring your neighbors and friends and share the experience with them! If you know someone who would benefit from knowing about our markets, please feel free to forward this newsletter to them, as way of introduction… then meet them in the cafe this week and introduce them to all your favorite vendors. Why not share the love as we move into Holiday Season, right?

And, if you are still trying to decide what to put on the table on Thanksgiving day, check out the great recipes for side dishes below. Enjoy!

HFUU Annual Membership Meeting
This past weekend was the gathering of Hawaii Farmers’ Union United members from across the state. Above you see all the Board Members who work to keep things moving and improving for our local farmers. Mahalo!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

AT THE MARKET




EAT FRESH
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Maple Roasted Red Kuri Squash With Lemon & Garlicky Greens

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Carrot + Avocado Salad with Hijiki + Crispy Kale

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Sowing Seeds to Save a Species

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Farmers’ Market News
November 3, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 43
Aloha FarmLovers!

Please enjoy this article from The Guardian:

Sowing the seeds of Syria: farming group rescues plant species threatened by war
The Experimental Farm Network seeks to preserve the world’s biodiversity one seed at a time. The best case for a plant’s survival is for people to grow it widely

Robin Shulman, for The Guardian

Owen Taylor gently blows on tiny lettuce seeds from the Syrian region of Homs, sending fluff flying through their air and into a dust on his skin, as though he’d just emerged from a pillow fight. “I lose my breath pretty quickly, and I’m getting little bits of lettuce in my throat,” said Taylor. “It’s scratchy.”

But the tiny seeds are still far from clean. So he drops them into a contraption that looks like a pinball machine powered by a vacuum cleaner, and they blow through level after level until they are stripped. Next spring, he will replant them, to harvest not lettuce – but more seeds.

Taylor is part of the Experimental Farm Network, a New Jersey-based group that connects farmers and gardeners to exchange rare and threatened varieties of plants, including those from a Syria upended by war. The network is concerned with plummeting biodiversity, and encourages collaborators to develop new types of fruits and vegetables in a kind of democratization of rare genetic material. continue reading
 
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

AT THE MARKET 





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

Introducing FARM meets FORK!

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Farmers’ Market News
November 3, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 43
Aloha FarmLovers! 

All the cool kids can be found at FarmLovers, shopping for (or cooking up) the finest and freshest that the island has to offer. Just ask these three amazing chefs – Dave Caldiero, Ed Morita, and Bob McGee – who love running into each other on Saturdays. Who do you love to run into at the market?

CONGRATULATIONS to DEREK LANTER of WAIALUA ESTATE CACAO!

Derek Lanter, was recently honored with an International Cocoa Award  ! The Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) Program is the entry point for farmers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), the only competition of its kind recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavors globally. Every two years, this unique program spearheaded by Bioversity International and Event International recognizes quality, flavor and diversity of cocoas according to their origin.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET 




EAT FRESH
Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets   

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Coming Nov. 7th to CookSpace at Ward Warehouse

Guest instructor,Jin Hirata, has a unique, almost meditative approach to food. In this special class, you’ll learn how to use the power of food and wholesome ingredients to improve your health with Jin’s simple and delicious recipes based on the “Human Food Diet” he created. Jin’s food ideals are steeped in macrobiotic principles and the idea of food as a healing tool with a Japanese touch. Click for more info and to register.