Easter Egg Hunts Thursday & Sunday! FREE

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Farmers’ Market News
March 23, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 11

Aloha FarmLovers!

 

It’s finally here! The week we pull our family of (40+) Easter Bunnies out of storage and have Easter Egg Hunts! Bring the kiddos and a basket… this Thursday, 4:30PM to Haleiwa Farmers’ Market, and this Sunday, 9:30AM to KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! Our eggs are stuffed with toys, so the littles won’t OD on sugar! Just good old wholesome fun for the family. And bring a shopping bag for the adults to fill with fresh, local veggies for the rest of the week!

 

THIS WEEKEND AT WARD WAREHOUSE:

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6)  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




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

 
Bok Choy Salad with Sesame-Almond Crunch

fresh summer rolls with basil, avocado, kale + spicy garlic peanut sauce

Sweet Chili Green Beans
 

Free GINGER, Anyone?

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Farmers’ Market News
March 16, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 10
Aloha FarmLovers-
FREE GINGER, ANYONE?
This Saturday, at Pearlridge Farmers’ Market we continue our Buy Local, Get Local series… a monthly treat for market goers. Once a month, customers will be given a passport to fill out by shopping with a variety of vendors, then return their passport for something fun and FREE from the market! This week, it’s a 1-lb bag of fresh local ginger from Sing Farm!! While supplies last. Pick up your passport as soon as we open at 8am!

Something fun to try with your free ginger! 

Ginger Caramels

EASTER IS AROUND THE CORNER!
And FarmLovers, you know what that means! Easter Egg Hunts at Haleiwa and KailuaTown! We can’t wait to bring out the bunnies and watch the kids go bonkers!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6)  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




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

 
Monster Vegan Burger

Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad

Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

Bunnies and Surfers

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Farmers’ Market News
March 9, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 9
Aloha FarmLovers! 

What an honor to have Clyde Aikau come hang out with us this past Sunday at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! My goodness, so many people showed up with t-shirts and posters and anything they could think of for him to sign! We celebrate with him as he remembers each and every wave he has ridden, in memory of his brother Eddie Aikau. We are not quite sure who to cheer for now that he won’t be in the line-up. Congratulations, sir, and thank you for all the years of great sportsmanship! A hui hou… Although we will still see you at the market, no doubt!

EASTER IS AROUND THE CORNER!

And FarmLovers, you know what that means! Easter Egg Hunts at Haleiwa and KailuaTown! We can’t wait to bring out the bunnies and watch the kids go bonkers!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6)  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



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

 
Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

Beet Dark Chocolate Scones w/ Pistachio Crumble

Talk Story with Clyde Aikau This Sunday

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Farmers’ Market News
March 4, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 8
Aloha FarmLovers! 

Join us Sunday to Talk Story with Clyde Aikau

Brother of the famous waterman Eddie Aikau, Clyde rode his final big wave in the Eddie this last week. Come talk story with this great legend and hear a part of Hawaii history. Sunday 9-12 at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market. He will be signing posters.

Photo: Quiksilver/Bielmann

Learning to Farm: An Idyllic Way to Cope With Drug Addiction
Growing crops in rural Oregon is helping some addicts work through recovery and sobriety.

written by Sarah McColl, for TakePart, March 1, 2016

Two years ago at Hanley Farm in Central Point, Oregon, a group of novice farmers planted purple corn. They saved the seeds from the harvest for the following year, when a new group of farmers would plant another crop. As part of the Farm and Food Program, the majority of these soil aficionados come to this idyllic slice of the rural Rogue Valley from residential treatment programs for alcohol and drug addiction in towns like nearby Medford. Last week, the latest crop of harvested and dried corn was milled into cornmeal before taking new form.

“This dad and son were milling it together, and then the payoff is we have this awesome purple cornbread,” said Doug Lofdahl. “It was the first time that dad had ever cooked anything from scratch.”

Growing, milling, and baking heirloom corn may seem like a far cry from talk-centered addiction treatment programs. But Lofdahl, who works with the Family Nurturing Center-a child-abuse- and neglect-prevention nonprofit-isn’t exactly treating addiction. Rather, the focus is on building stronger families-families that can survive addiction and help to maintain recovery and sobriety. He created the program in 2011 based on a hypothesis of sorts. His father had grown up on a Nebraska farm in a family that had weathered the depression and the dust bowl. What if farm life had been what made it so tight-knit? continue reading

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6)  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






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

 
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

5-Minute Magic Green Sauce

Homemade Corn Tortillas 

Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Vegan, GF)

Three Out of Four This Week… The Eddie has a Green Light!

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Farmers’ Market News
February 24, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 7
Aloha FarmLovers! 

At the time of this writing, the Quicksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau has the green light for Thursday morning!  As you know, the Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market  is held on Thursdays 2-6pm in the beautiful Waimea Valley… directly across the street from Waimea Bay, where this exciting surf contest will take place. Given that the traffic will be backed up, and potentially keep vendors from getting into the Valley, we will not have the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market tomorrow, and we encourage everyone to enjoy this amazing contest. To be clear: whether or not “the bay calls the day,” there will be NO market on Thursday. So, we will see you on Saturday and Sunday at Pearlridge, Kakaako and KailuaTown Farmers’ Markets instead. Enjoy the big waves, and stay safe out there!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (closed this week)  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





EAT FRESH

Coq au vin


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Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes 


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Chocolate Cake Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache 
(grain-free, refined-sugar-free and dairy-free)


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