Discover You Can… learn about fermented foods!

Farmers’ Market News
June 18 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 24

Aloha FarmLovers!

Are you a lover of fermented foods? Do you know how to make your own, and why they are amazing? Are they part of your daily diet? If not, or if so, please join us at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market for a series of demo’s about fermentation. We start this week with Sauerkraut! Join us as Skya Boudousquie of Ola Loa Wellness teaches us how to make two types of probiotic-rich, live-fermented sauerkraut with locally-grown vegetables.  He will also show us how to keep our market sourdough bread fresh longer using the FoodSaver system. Look for the KTFM booth, and register for free prize giveaways! Look for more ferment-y fun in July & August as we continue our series, made possible by a grant from the Ball Corp.

  

 

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

by Katie, at Wellness Mama

Before I started eating real foods, things like sauerkraut, plain yogurt, kombucha and strong aged cheese were not even on my radar. These foods tasted and smelled too strong to me and I had no interest in them. I preferred my bland carbohydrates- thank you very much!

Fast forward a couple years, and I noticed that I started to enjoy these foods and even wanted them from time to time. I was always afraid to try making them myself, but as I read more and more about their health benefits, I was eventually brave enough to try it.

Now that I have, I will never go back! keep reading…

Ruby Kraut… and why it’s good for you

by Garden Betty

 

Ruby kraut has sass. It’s like the sexier, sleeker, red lipstick-wearing sister of sauerkraut. And Ms. Ruby packs a healthful punch into one little jar.

The secret is in the red cabbage: The compounds that give the vegetable its distinctive dark color, anthocyanins, also act as antioxidants and are believed to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. (Pigment-rich and anthocyanin-filled fruits like blueberries, black tomatoes, and Concord grapes have these same health benefits… as in most things “green,” the darker it is, the better it is for you.)

Combine all that antioxidant power with the immunity boost of lacto-fermentation, and you could live forever on ruby kraut. (Okay, maybe not, but keep reading…)

This Sunday at KTFM

Hang out and take in the music of Chris Vandercook, Mark Prados & Friends!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

AT THE MARKETS

EAT FRESH!

For these ideas and more,
please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Veggie & Lemon Moroccan Chicken Skewers

for this recipe from Half-Baked Harvest

Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa

 click for this recipe from Julia’s Album

The Caipirinha for your World Cup pleasure

recipe

  from People Magazine. Cachaça is made from sugar-cane!!

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Order your pasture raised chickens for Thursday!

Farmers’ Market News
June 4 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 22

Aloha FarmLovers!

in Roof Ranch from the North Shore will be offering organically fed and pasture raised chickens for pick-up this Thursday at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market. These birds play in the open air, peck around the farm and hunt for bugs and are fed organic feed. We love the chicken stock or bone broth we make after eating the chicken. Just put the carcass in a pot of water with an onion, carrot, celery, salt and garlic. Then as it begins to boil add two tablespoons of vinegar to bring out the calcium from the bones. Slow boil for 24 hours and strain. Use this for a base for sauce, gravy, or drink a little each day with one of her eggs whipped in it for egg drop soup. Stock freezes well. Call Tin Roof Ranch ahead to order for pick up… 808-778-9065.

Need your kitchen knives, tools, and scissors sharpened? Bring them to Pearlridge FM this Saturday, or KailuaTown FM on Sunday! Mobile sharpener will be on hand!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

Check out Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market and the upcoming Coffee Fest in this segment from Career Changers!

AT THE MARKETS



EAT FRESH!

For these ideas and more,
please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Brown Butter Garden Vegetable Pasta Skillet

visit HowSweet It Is for this recipe

Pistachio Crusted Asparagus with Feta

click for this recipe

Sangria Sorbet

recipe   from Dessert For Two

How to Store Fresh Bread

click here

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Saving a Flour Mill…and Sharpening Knives

Farmers’ Market News
May 28, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 21

Aloha FarmLovers!

Keep Hawaii Flour Mill OPEN for business

Please consider signing the petition to keep the Pendelton Hawaii Flour Mill open.

As food producers who value millrun of wheat for animal feed, along with farmers inoculating it with Indigenous Micro Organisms for use in compost in regenerating the soil, we are in support of Pendleton Hawaii flour mill continuing to do business in Hawaii.

The millrun of wheat as a by product of the milling process is what ranchers use as feed while farmers and gardeners inoculate the millrun with beneficial micro-organisms, recycling the nutrients back onto the farm using Korean natural farming methods. Made into an essential growing medium promoting soil health and vitality while cutting down their cost on imported fertilizers.

We urge you on behalf of local food security to negotiate a solution in keeping them in business here in HI. The negative effect on our local agriculture will be a burden detrimental to our producers.
CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME. Mahalo.

SATURDAY AT PEARLRIDGE FM

The Mobile Knife Sharpener will be at the Pearlridge Farmers’ Market this Saturday to sharpen those dull blades! Slice like a pro after those dull blades are brought back into perfect shape! Go through the knife drawer now, and wrap up all those knives in need of TLC and put them in your car, so you have them ready when you arrive on Saturday. He can fix up those scissors and tools, too, if those are in need of a little love.

Mark those calendars…
Coffee Fest is coming to Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market June 28th
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

AT THE MARKETS



EAT FRESH!

 For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Grilled Caprese Toast with Burrata Cheese & Grilled Avocados

visit HalfBakedHarvest for this recipe

Grilled Asparugus & Zucchini Salad

Here’s the recipe… but it’s in Polish! It seems pretty simple though: zucchini, asparagus, sweet basil, toasted pine nuts and olive oil. Dressing: olive oil, vinegar, honey, French mustard, salt & pepper.
click for this recipe

Taro Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

recipe   from Adventures in Cooking

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In gratitude… Happy Memorial Day

Farmers’ Market News
May 21, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 20

Aloha FarmLovers!

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us… a beautiful moment to honor those who have served, and to celebrate all that we are grateful for. As you prepare to gather your loved ones around you this weekend, remember to head to the farmers’ market to stock up on everything you need for that picnic on Monday! I’ve posted a few fun recipes for you to enjoy… I mean seriously, someone invite me over for the Chicken Sliders.

Tin Roof Ranch is harvesting their chickens this week… please call ahead to pre-order for pick up at Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market. Email Luann at  luann@tinroofranch.org

Do you have musical instruments that you are not using that you would like to donate to a student who is just starting out?  See information below, and drop your instruments by Pearlridge Farmers’ Market this Saturday! Mahalo!

Mark those calendars…

Coffee Fest is coming to Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market June 28th!



 

AT THE MARKETS

 



 

EAT FRESH!

For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Oven Fried Chicken Sliders with Jalepeno, Cheddar, Corn Slaw

visit HalfBakedHarvest for this recipe

Rocket, Parmesan & Olive Salad with Pancetta Crumbs

I’m going to use Mustard Greens and Ruby Streaks instead of Rocket! click for this recipe from Gourmet Traveller

Homemade Watermelon Slush

recipe  from Say Yes!

 

Zucchini Lemon Cake

17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

from Style Me Pretty

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