Free $20 Gift Certificate to Market!

Aloha FarmLovers!

This week, FarmLovers is hosting Fieldwork, a market research company. They are conducting a selfie challenge and will be onsite at Hale‘iwa Farmers’ Market, and KailuaTown Farmers’ Market. For 10 minutes of your time you can earn a FREE $20 gift certificate to spend at the market. How will you spend your FREE $20? Old faithful favorites, or trying something new… it’s up to you! All you need to do is show up at the market, visit their space, complete the selfie-challenge, and pick up your FREE $20 in coupons, while supplies last. You may spend your coupons with any of our market vendors! We will see you there.

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Asparagus

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme

Balsamic Olive-Oil Braised Green Beans

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Avocado Paradise!

Aloha FarmLovers!

AVOCADOS IN HAWAI’I

WRITTEN BY KEN LOVE
INTRODUCTION AND EDITED BY SARAH SCHULTZ

Nature’s butter. Brunch’s best friend. Toast’s trendy topping. Guacamole’s be-all, end-all. The good kind of fat. Whichever way you slice (or smash or spread) it, this melt-in-your-mouth fruit is good for you, and good on virtually everything. This is an ode to the avocado.

AN EARLY HISTORY

Early explorers, whalers, sandalwood traders, and assorted adventurers stopped in Central and South America to pick up supplies, which included copious amounts of the alligator pear—a scaly, oval fruit we now know as the avocado. When they arrived along the coasts of Hawai‘i, they threw out their garbage—and it grew. (You know what they say about another man’s trash.)

Conventional belief is that avocados were first brought to the Hawaiian territory in the very early 1800s by Don Francisco de Paula Marin, Kamehameha the Great’s interpreter and confidant. Marin, known for cultivating new crops, also grew Isabella grapes—then sold the resulting wine to sea captains, off what is now Vineyard Avenue in Honolulu.

The 1902, Bulletin 51 of the Hawai‘i Experiment Station referred to Marin’s introduction of the avocado, and reported on additional sightings of large trees in 1825. Additionally, there are reports from 1853 and 1895 of trees from both Central America and the West Indies, which is quite the long legacy for the state that produces, arguably, the worlds’ finest avocados. Over the years, it has grown into hundreds, maybe even thousands, of varieties. (Only about 200 are grown in Hawaii today, though.) keep reading!

Seed-heads Unite!

Hawai’i SEED and Slow Food O’ahu are organizing a 2nd “Seed Exchange & Gardening Fair” in Waimea Valley on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 8:30am until 2:00pm.  learn more here

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Avocado Fruit Toast

Avocado Steak Poke

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

17 Great ideas for Halloween!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Happy Halloween, to all the goblins and ghosties out there! I found a fun article on the blog Brit + Co that is full of fun ideas for celebrating with the little ones. Please enjoy!

17 Silly-Crazy Halloween Activities That Will Make Kids Howl With Laughter

Halloween is coming (wha, wha, whaat?!). That’s right — time to get those costume ideas ready while you plan out the *perf* Halloween bash. Take those Halloween yard decorations to the next level this year with a reminder of some of the top pinned pumpkin ideas. Then check out those no-carve painted pumpkin ideas which are just perfect (and perfectly safe) for little makers in the making. Speaking of little kids, if you’re looking for Halloween-themed fun and games, we have 17 crazy Halloween activities that will have the little monsters on your block howling with laughter. Continue reading full article

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Ravioli with Browned Butter

Pumpkin Soup – Classic and Easy

Pumpkin Drop Cookies

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

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Please gather with us this Thursday, December 14th, 2-6pm at our market home in Waimea Valley, as we have a  fundraiser for the Emery family. Each $10 donation registers you for a drawing to win $100 in Market Money. We will also collect any thoughts, prayers, and memories to pass on to Kevin, Makana and the entire family. 
Telma Boinville, loving member of our North Shore community, was taken from us in a brutal act of senseless violence this past week. Her husband Kevin Emery, and her brother-in-law Brian, have been part of the FarmLovers ohana since we first opened our doors, nearly nine years ago. Through their love and dedication they shared their artistry through their @sunriseshells jewelry. With them came the loving smiles of their entire family. Rarely a week has gone by without Telma and Makana lighting up the aisles with their beautiful smiles.
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