HFM on “The Getaway” Tonight 11/05! Tune in!

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Farmers’ Market News
November 5, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 42

Aloha FarmLovers-

The Hawaii episode of The Getaway airs today, Wednesday (11/05), on Esquire Channel! Tune in to see the adorable Jack McBrayer (from 30 Rock) make his way across the North Shore and enjoy some time at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market and Waimea Valley! Sweetest, most amazing crew ever. Don’t miss!

Have you ever indulged in a Bentos Mochi Truffle?

They are insane. And lucky Kakaako & Pearlridge market goers can enjoy a truffle or MarshMahalo this Saturday! Swing by and see what the fuss is all about.

From our friends at Mohala Farm:
Aloha Kakou!
You are cordially invited to a seasonal smorgasbord of farm-fresh and locally-sourced dishes to complement the long nights and cool days of the coming Makahiki/Thanksgiving season.
Dinner is on Saturday, November 15th, and starts at 6 pm. Come anytime after 5 pm for drinks (BYOB), a tour of the farm, and to enjoy the fresh country air. There is room for 24, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in coming. Cost is $50 and is going to support the building of a Certified Kitchen at the farm.
Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Kale and Coconut Milk paired with Carrot Sesame Crackers
Black Bean and Kalo Burgers on a bed of dressed Arugula stacked with Tomato and Cucumber slices and Tropical Fruit Salsa

Locally-grown Mushroom and Chive Risotto

Fall Cole Slaw with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Breadfruit “Pumpkin-spiced” Pie

Chilled Jamaican Hibiscus Tea will be available as you stroll around the farm and visit with friends, new and old…

MAHALO!! For more info contact


  • Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard Keynote Address
  • This event will be FREE to our members to enjoy an Organic Loca-vore meal along with the convention.
  • Anyone who wishes to become a member can sign up there and attend
  • REMEMBER YOUR’E THE EVENT!!! Check in registration with refreshments will begin at 3pm. Convention at 4pm.

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What’s better than fresh fish from the market?


Farmers’ Market News
October 29, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 41

Aloha FarmLovers-

We are pleased to have freshly caught fish at both Kakaako and KailuaTown Farmers’ Markets this weekend from Hawaii Fish Co. Please bring those coolers and ice packs, so you can stock up! There will be whole fish as well as filets. Get your Ahi, Opah, Mahi Mahi and Ahi bellies this weekend!



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)

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Your vote could mean more local food on your plate!


Farmers’ Market News
October 22, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 40

Aloha FarmLovers-

The election is hot on our heels, and there are two issues coming up that would benefit from your vote. The first is a statewide amendment that frees up bond money for farmers. This is at no cost to the state. Learn more about Amendment 2, and why you should vote YES, here. And if you have questions, swing by the #YesOn2 booth this Saturday at Kakaako Farmers’ Market, or next Sunday at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market.
The other opportunity is only for those registered to vote in Maui County. The citizens initiative for a moratorium on GMO crops requires an Environmental Impact Study before additional genetically engineered crops can be planted. Over 9000 Maui citizens requested this be put on the ballot, in the hopes of reining in the indiscriminate use of herbicides in research field trails by biotech companies with stronghold in Hawaii. There has been a considerable amount of biotech money spent on advertising in an effort to confuse, or create fear, in the public. Learn more about the initiative here. As for us… we believe in Local Food for Local Consumption, and sustainable growing practices that revitalize the soil so it can feed us for many generations to come. We also like to breath deeply, without harm from pesticide and herbicide drift, and believe that all Hawaii’s citizens and visitors deserve the same.

Food Tank’s Fall Reading List:
20 Great Books About Food

Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture. From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers.The authors and editors that have contributed to this list make up some of the world’s leading experts on food justice and sustainable eating. Food Tank hopes the facts and information in these books will not only inspire people already involved in the food movement but also encourage readers to share and educate others. Here is the list.



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AgroEcology and small farmers… how to feed the world

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Farmers’ Market News
October 15, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 39

Aloha FarmLovers-

Please check our FaceBook (Kakaako, Pearlridge, KailuaTown, Haleiwa) pages and Twitter (@farmlovers) account as we approach the weekend markets. We are carefully watching the activity of Hurricane Ana and will post on our pages should we cancel any upcoming markets. Until notification… we will be open. We are hoping Ana loses steam and veers off!

Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says

New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.

by Nafeez Ahmed, for The Ecologist

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water, and resource availability. The stark warning comes from the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, in her first public speech since being appointed by the U.N. in June.

“Food policies which do not address the root causes of world hunger would be bound to fail,” she told a packed audience in Amsterdam.

One billion people globally are hungry, she declared, before calling on governments to support a transition to “agricultural democracy” which would empower rural small farmers. continue reading

What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal


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)

 for information on the 4000 parking spaces available for Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market & the Ward Warehouse click here.




Here’s your chance to learn how to make delicious jams and jellies to share with family and friends this holiday season.  Certified Hawaii Master Food Preserver, Kalen Kelekoma will be coming from Kauai to teach this special class and is bringing an assortment of locally grown fruits. This is a hands-on class and each student will bring home three jars of jams and jellies. Space is limited.

Instructor Kalen Kelekoma is a certified Hawaii Master Food Preserver and is the special programs manager with the Waipa Foundation on Kauai. Kalen runs the weekly Waipa Farmer’s Market, Thursday Poi Day and coordinates workshops, events and festivals for the foundation.

Date & Time: October 25, 2014 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Click for more info






please follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages for these and many more great recipe ideas!

Sausage & Cornbread Salad

click for recipe from Food52

Goat Cheese Caesar Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan Crisp

 click for recipe from Food52

Lemon Basil Sherbet

click for recipe from Food52

Why are the BEES dying? (Don’t we need those guys?)


Farmers’ Market News
October 8, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 38

Aloha FarmLovers-

Mahalo to the The Center for Food Safety for this message!

What’s All The Buzz About?

Many of the foods we need for healthy diets require bees for pollination, including many of our favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts. We have honey bees to thank for one out of every three bites of food we eat! But over the past decade we have witnessed alarming declines of honey bees. In fact, the number of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S. has dropped from over 5 million in 1940 to less than 2.5 million today. And while the honey bee is the primary pollinating species our food crops depend upon, native species of other bees and insects are also essential – without these species 70% of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food. Unfortunately, these native pollinators are also in trouble. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now lists nearly 40 pollinator species as threatened or endangered, and several more are currently being considered. It goes without saying that healthy bee populations are directly linked to our food security. But we don’t just need bees for food. Bees are also an indicator species – meaning their presence, absence, and well-being is indicative of the health of our environment as a whole. So the plight of the bees is our plight as well. Keep reading, please, and sign the petition to save the bees. Listen to Moby talk about bees!

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