Hemp History Week!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Over half of all U.S. states have lifted the ban on industrial hemp farming at the state level, however federal law still prohibits commercial industrial hemp cultivation due to outdated and inaccurate drug policy. With momentum building across the country, and increasing consumer awareness about the health benefits, economic opportunities, technological innovation and sustainability advantages of industrial hemp —advocates and organizers are eager to see 2017 be the year industrial hemp farming expands across the American agriculture landscape once again.
Hemp is a renewable resource that can help reduce market dependency on wood, oil, and other non-sustainable industrial agriculture practices, thereby contributing to environmentally responsible food and fiber production, forest conservation, reduction in agriculture pesticide use, and soil remediation. Hemp sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, mitigating the rising rate of CO2 levels responsible for climate change; and furthermore, pollinators thrive on the proliferous pollen created by hemp plants. Despite federal progress toward commercial hemp farming since 2014, the hemp industry faces a number of challenges and barriers to full scale farming of industrial hemp, including: inability of hemp farmers to obtain crop insurance and financing, difficulties involved with sourcing certified hemp seed, lack of adequate processing infrastructure in the U.S. for raw hemp materials, barriers to interstate commerce for hemp products, and the regulation of CBD products. To learn more and see how you can help this cause, swing by Kakaako Farmers’ Market on Saturday, and KailuaTown Farmers’ Market on Sunday, and look for the Hemp History Week booth. Learn more here.

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-7. 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.

Simple Coconut Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Lime Mango

a warm salad of roasted turmeric-chili chickpeas + pear | gluten free + vegan

Mint Chocolate Date Nut Bars

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Free “Screen on the Green” series starts Thursday!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Did you know that FarmLovers partners with our friends at Waimea Valley to create a fun, family friendly Movie night in the Summertime? Starting this Thursday, come to the market and stay for the movie… MOANA!  How fun is that? Bring a blanket or low chair, set yourself up on the lawn and enjoy a free movie under the stars in gorgeous Waimea Valley. This is our third year to bring this fun summer SCREEN ON THE GREEN series to the North Shore, and we are thrilled to have a great line up this year. Grab the kiddos, come early to get your fish tacos, crepes, pastry, slushes, cupcakes, Thai food and poke, and don’t forget a cooler bag for your fresh produce. Showtime, maybe 7:15-7:30… nature dictates.

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-7. 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.

spring rainbow bowl w/ honey mustard tahini

carrot gazpacho with lemongrass | v + gf

Vegetarian Garden Tart With Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Spread Recipe

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Market Tips for Spring!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Who needs some tips from fabulous chefs about shopping at the Farmers’ Market? Look no further, my friends… this great article from Food52 has just what the doctor ordered! Spring brings many sweet and colorful items to the aisles, so grab your reusable shopping bags, your best friends, and your sense of adventure and head to your favorite FarmLovers market! We’ll see you there!

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-7. 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.

Coconut Bacon Collard Greens

Coconut Bacon

30-Minute Chocolate Donuts Vegan + GF

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

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