Big mahalos to all our chocolate guests who came out for Cacao Fest this past Sunday -Waialua Estate Chocolate, Madre Chocolate, Manoa Chocolate, Lolohana Chocolate, Kokolani Chocolate, Hawaiian Crown Chocolate, Aloha Chocolate, Chef Jason Kiyota from The Food Company, Mama T from Down to Earth, Queen Camille of Camille’s on Wheels, Chef Nicole LaTorre, Karen & Damian from The Source and our lovely walking tour guides Corinne Ching (instigator of Hawaii Cacao Month!) and Cynthia Manley of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce and Le Jardin Academy. We had a grand old time! There was plenty of delicious chocolate and there were smiles and celebrations in spite of the drizzling rain. We hope you enjoyed it too! Our next fest is coming up April 12th… FLOWER FEST at Pearlridge Farmers’ Market! Save the date.
It is with a sad heart that we announce that Saturday is our last day of Hawaii Kai Farmers’ Market. It has been our pleasure to serve the Hawaii Kai community for four years. Unfortunately, it seems the impact of the market is creating hardship for the neighbors, and the last thing we want to do is to make life difficult for anyone. It was our goal to build this market to a vibrant Must-Do-Saturday-Adventure, but the limited parking cannot even sustain our current size, let alone the planned growth. With the multitude of fun community events in and around the school all competing for the same parking area, it has become clear that “something’s got to give.” We love our dedicated market-goers, our amazing farmers and vendors, and the many folks who have just happened by and found an oasis of Aloha to remember their visit by. The good news is that all your favorite vendors are being placed in our other markets, so you can still find them. We thank you for supporting local agriculture, and we encourage you to continue. Mahalo nui loa, for four amazing years.
AT THE MARKETS
Chicken and Cabbage Tacos with Cilantro Cream
Visit Food & Wine for this tasty recipe!
Warm Winter Greens Salad
Thanks to The Daily Meal for this recipe
Swiss Chard Wraps with Raw Walnut Taco “Meat”
For this and other gluten-free recipe ideas… visit TastyYummies.com
Wendy’s “Kick Cancer’s A$$” Fund
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