Crickets as livestock. Yes I said Crickets.

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Farmers’ Market News
December 13, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 48
Aloha FarmLovers!    

I’ve never thought of crickets as livestock… but meet these two unique farmers, who do! Enjoy this article from Modern Farmer Magazine, and think outside the box!

Meet the Modern Farmer: Andrew and Jena Brentano
By
Robin Schatz, for Modern Farmer Magazine

Tiny Farms
San Leandro, California

“Each cricket is like a little Spider-Man,” says Andrew Brentano. The bugs’ ability to scale walls represents but one of the many challenges facing Andrew and his wife, Jena, both 29, who began raising crickets with their friend Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, 30, four years ago. They’ve also got to educate consumers about this sustain-able alternative to traditional livestock. It takes roughly two pounds of feed to create a pound of cricket protein, versus 25 pounds of feed for a single pound of grass-fed beef. And Tiny Farms’ literal footprint is tiny indeed: a few concrete rooms in an old auto plant near Oakland. Continue to Modern Farmer article.

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open each market day with the exception Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day/KailuaTown FM. We all need to feed ourselves and the crops keep growing… holidays or not! So plan ahead for that closure, and we will see you throughout the season!
 
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Black Pepper + White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

 Grilled Portobello ‘Steak’ Salad with Avocado, Lime & Grilled Corn   

Date-Sweetened Vegan Chai Latte with Tahini

Three ways you can protect the ‘aina!

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Farmers’ Market News
December 6, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 47
Aloha FarmLovers!    

As we approach the end of the year and make our final charitable contributions of 2016, please consider local chapters of groups doing tremendous service by keeping our islands healthy by taking care of the ‘aina. Here are links to three groups we are impressed with… we think you will be too.   Click to learn more about Earth Justice, the Center for Food Safety and Hawaii Farmers’ Union United. These fine folks are making sure the water, air and soil can nurture the people of the state for centuries to come. A small donation can go a long way! Mahalo. 

HOLIDAY HOURS
With the upcoming holidays, we know you want to share your favorite markets with your friends and family who are visiting our lovely island… so we will remain
open each market day with the exception Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day/KailuaTown FM. We all need to feed ourselves and the crops keep growing… holidays or not! So plan ahead for that closure, and we will see you throughout the season!
 
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
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Coconut Green Soup with Celery, Kale & Ginger 

 

Root Vegetable & Quinoa Salad with Tahini-Maple Vinaigrette 

Spiced Almond Milk

Chocolate pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream 

Giving Thanks… and Holiday hours

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Farmers’ Market News
November 23, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 46
Aloha FarmLovers!

Wishing you and yours a fabulous holiday! May the food on your plates nourish your body, mind and heart. Be sure to thank your local farmers for making that meal possible, when you come to the markets this week.

With the upcoming holidays, we know you want to share your favorite markets with your friends and family who are visiting our lovely island… so we will remain

open each market day with the exception of Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving Day/Haleiwa FM and Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day/KailuaTown FM. We all need to feed ourselves and the crops keep growing… holidays or not! So plan ahead for those two closures, and we will see you throughout the season!
 
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  CLOSED this week (Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley)
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
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Wild Mushroom Fennel & Leek Stuffing

Fennel-Roasted Carrot Shallot Salad with Shaved Apples    

 Pomegranate Ginger Paloma

10 Foods to Reduce Stress

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Farmers’ Market News
November 16, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 45

Aloha FarmLovers!    

   
10 Superfoods for Stress Relief
by Dr. Mercola

Nearly 40 percent of Americans report overeating or eating unhealthy foods as a result of stress.1 While it may seem tempting to drown your anxiety in a bowl of ice cream or calm your nerves with a bag of chips… eating junk foods while stressed may be particularly dangerous to your health.

Among a group of chronically stressed women (those caring for a spouse or parent with dementia), eating foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar lead to concerning health effects, including a larger waistline, increased abdominal fat, more oxidative damage, and more insulin resistance.
In this case the food alone wasn’t the problem… it was the combination of junk food and stress that was dangerous, as low-stress women who ate similar foods did not experience such profound changes over the course of the study. keep reading
THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary

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Chicken Shawarma Naan Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

Kombucha Mojitos      

 Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart with Superfood Drizzle (RawVegan)

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Plant these 8 Flowers for Butterflies, Birds & Bees

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Farmers’ Market News
November 9, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 44

Aloha FarmLovers!    

   
8 Fall-Blooming Flowers Friendly to Bees, Birds, and Butterflies
By Brian Barthon October 20, 2016, for Modern Farmer Magazine  
I’m sure you’ve seen it: Every October the big-box stores haul out a technicolor display of “mums”-overbred chrysanthemum cultivars that look are just a bit too perfect, like they came out of a factory rather than nature’s kingdom. If you’re lucky, they’ll sprinkle a few pansies around for a little variety.

You’d be forgiven for thinking these were the only two species in the world that bear flowers beyond September, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Take a walk in any natural area this time of year, and you’re bound to see some of the dozens of native North American species that come into their full floristic glory after the autumn equinox, each of which plays an important role in local ecosystems.

Here’s a selection of the most eye-catching fall-flowering natives, along with a few well-adaptive non-natives, all of which can be found in well-stocked nurseries and online seed catalogs. The bees, birds, and butterflies will thank you! read on
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THIS WEEK’S FARMLOVERS MARKETS:
Ka Makana Ali’i  Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 in Kapolei
Haleiwa  Thursdays 2-6 in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge  Saturday 8-12 at the Pealridge Center
Kakaako  Saturday 8-12 at Ward Warehouse
KailuaTown  Sunday 8:30-12 at Kailua Elementary
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Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup {Paleo}

    

Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas     

Dark Berries Tart with Basil