Farming is SEXY!

Farmers’ Market News
July 30, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 30

Aloha FarmLovers!

Did you know that we have SIX organic growers at the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market? That makes us very happy! On an island where so many people say it just can’t be done, it IS being done!  With the recent addition of Kozen Farms to the line up, they join Green Rows Farm, Yogarden, Nalolicious, Island Fungi Farms and Just Add Water to bring you fresh locally grown organic goodness! Farmlovers embraces all family farmers, but we truly appreciate the farmers that grow without chemicals because we know the challenges that come with it. Hug an organic farmer today!

FARMING IS SEXY!

Did you see the article written by our own Pamela Boyar in the current issue of Green Magazine Hawaii? Pick one up or scroll through online and learn a little something about farming in Hawaii!

  HAPPY NATIONAL FARMERS’ MARKET WEEK!

Celebrate by sharing your favorite market with a friend this week! Introduce your pals to all your growers, enjoy some great food, listen to some live music and relax in the cafe! Share the love & thanks for your support!

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Mango Chutney, Stewing Chickens, & Spreading the LOVE

Farmers’ Market News
July 23, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 29

Aloha FarmLovers!

This Sunday in KailuaTown we have our second in the “Discover You Can: Learn, Make Share” Series, made possible through the support of Jardin (makers of Ball Jars & FoodSaver.) Skya Boudousquie of Ola Loa Wellness will be teaching how to make probiotic-rich, live-fermented Mango Chutney with locally grown mango. He will also make spicy Pickled Pineapple Spears with locally grown Thai chili peppers and pineapple. Customers will learn how to best store their ripe bananas in the freezer using the FoodSaver system. Lots of giveaways and fun for all!

TIN ROOF RANCH CHICKENStin roog new signage

Please call LuAnn at Tin Roof Ranch to order your Stewing Chickens for this week, then pick them up at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market on Thursday. These are organic, pasture-raised, delicious for broth, soup or any type of slow cooking with liquid.  $3.00/lb. (BONUS: The birds listen to classical music all day!) Call 808-778-9065.

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A few reasons why we love you…

Farmers’ Market News
July 16, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 28

Aloha FarmLovers-

Here at FarmLovers, we are all about supporting LOCAL. That means more than our amazing farmers, ranchers, fishermen, foodies and artisans… that also means YOU! We are thrilled to be part of your weekly routine, and honored that you think of us when consider what to serve on your tables meal after meal. Thank you for supporting our farmers, and feeding your loved ones with the freshest possible produce! We love seeing you in the market aisles, and look forward to many, many more market days in the years to come. Let us know how we can better serve you… Mahalo!

We are getting super healthy over at Kakaako. Have you noticed the great line-up of wholesome offerings? We have Cultured Brew serving up an array of probiotics from kombucha to kim chi, Ruth’s Juice concocting delicious organic fresh-pressed juices, Liscious Dishes keeping it real with raw, vegan sweets and savories,  Olakai Hawaii’s tender and crisp sea asparagus, Ma’O organics keeping it real with their amazing greens, and so much more. This week, try something you’ve never tried before and let us know what you think!

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Two easy ways to support Small Family Farmers

Farmers’ Market News
July 9, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 27

Aloha FarmLovers!

Obviously, you shop every week at the farmers’ market – filing those bags with the freshest produce grown by local family farmers – but how else can we support the small family farmers?

Every legislative session, there are bills that come up that directly impact our farmers. Some beneficial, others detrimental. Supporting candidates who support our farmers who sustainably grow “local food for local consumption” is an easy way to serve the greater good. With nearly 90% of our food being imported, we need to take huge strides toward self sufficiency. If you have moved since you last registered to vote… you are running out of time to update that address before the upcoming Primary Election on August 9th. Click here  to download the form, and make sure to mail it in by Thursday, July 10th!

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Enjoy These Fresh Picnic Ideas!

 Farmers’ Market News
July 2 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 26

Aloha FarmLovers!

Summer is here, and it’s time for family picnics, beachy afternoons, fireworks and cool evenings spent with friends on the lanai! We’ve got some great recipes for you (below) to help with all summery occasions. Start with fresh produce, add aloha, and serve. Have fun!

Well, Coffee Fest 2014 was a blast! Thanks to each and every one of the 4000+ who came out to celebrate Hawaii’s coffee growers and roasters! Big MAHALOs to our Coffee Fest sponsors Hawaii Coffee Association, Dole’s Waialua Estate Coffee, Daylight Mind Coffee Company and Ward Centers for making all this fun possible!

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