Minions… and 4 ways to rock your shopping

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Farmers’ Market News
June 8, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 22
Aloha FarmLovers! 
Did you know we have FOUR fabulous farmers’ markets to tempt you each and every week? No matter where you are on the island… we’ve got you covered! We make it easy to shop locally grown from your favorite farmers. See you soon!
THIS THURSDAY IN HALEIWA!
 

Be sure to get there in time to enjoy the farmers’ market, buy your veggies, eat some dinner, and shop to your hearts content… then set up on the lawn for a fabulous summer tradition, starting at 7:15! Special thanks to our sponsors: Pearlridge Center, FarmLovers Markets, Sterman Realty, and Waimea Valley.

Donations gratefully accepted to offset the cost of renting the films.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7)  in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET





EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

 
Chickpea Tahini Salad Wraps

Watermelon Radish, Orange & Goat Cheese Salad

­Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade

This Thursday: Screen on the Green… Pirates of Caribbean!

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Farmers’ Market News
June 1, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 21
Aloha FarmLovers! 
Saturday is Buy Local, Get Local Day at Kakaako Farmers’ Market! Bring those loyalty cards with you and redeem them for free Market Money! Then pick up your card to fill up in June!

THIS THURSDAY IN HALEIWA!
Our first SCREEN ON THE GREEN movie is Pirates Of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Come dressed in pirate attire, or come as you are, to join in the fun. Be sure to get there in time to enjoy the farmers’ market, buy your veggies, eat some dinner, and shop to your hearts content… then set up on the lawn for a fabulous summer tradition, starting at 7:15! Special thanks to our sponsors: Pearlridge Center, FarmLovers Markets, Sterman Realty, and Waimea Valley.
Donations gratefully accepted to offset the cost of renting the films.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7)  in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET



EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon

 

Little Green Goddess Soup

Watermelon Coconut Ice Cream

5 groups working behind the scenes for your dinner

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Farmers’ Market News
May 25, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 20
Aloha FarmLovers! 
This is such an exciting time, with so many organizations focusing on food and fuel self-sufficiency for our islands. In case you are unaware, here are just a few of the organizations busily working, behind the scenes, to make sure the land can continue to feed us: Hawaii Farmers’ Union United supports family farmers and regenerative agriculture to ensure that farmers in Hawaii who are growing local food for local consumption can make a decent living; The Food and Fuel Foundation is working to create systems in Hawaii to achieve zero fossil fuel impact by recycling our waste; The Hawaii Organic Farmer Association is helping farmers with obtaining and maintaining organic certification and education; Representative Chris Lee has created and passed a bill giving $50,000 in tax rebates to assist organic farmers with certification costs; and FarmLovers Farmers’ Markets is supporting all these groups by being a distribution point for local agriculture. If we all work together with these and many other like-minded groups, our desire to increase the production of healthy, locally-grown food will be reached, and the reliance on food imports will be reduced! And each time you choose to shop at the farmers’ market from your favorite farmers, you become part of this important effort. Mahalo!

COMING SOON TO HALEIWA!

Our first movie is Pirates Of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl. Come dressed in pirate attire to join in the fun.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7)  in Waimea Valley
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.

AT THE MARKET



EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

 
Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Heirloom Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Galette

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Coconut Macaroons and Teatime In Paris



Get your free BakerDudes Croissant at PRFM!

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Farmers’ Market News
May 18, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 19
Aloha FarmLovers! 

COMING SOON TO HALEIWA!

Our first movie is Pirates Of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl. Come dressed in pirate attire to join in the fun.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7)  in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET




EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

 
Vegan Detox Salad & Cilantro Tahini Dressing

chilled avocado + arugula soup

Spiced Cauliflower with Tahini

Chocolate Dipped Tahini Cookies (vegan + gluten free)

Haleiwa FM begins EXTENDED Hours!

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Farmers’ Market News
May 11, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 18
Aloha FarmLovers! 

It’s that time again… time for an extra hour of fun at the Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market! We are open 2-7pm in beautiful Waimea Valley, every Thursday now through summer. So grab the kids, your appetites, a reusable shopping bag, and a blanket to throw down on the grass… we will take care of the rest!
And get ready for this summer’s Screen on the Green film series… we will start on June 2nd, and have a film each week through July 14th. Look for Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl, Despicable Me, Wizard of Oz, Toy Story, E.T., Frozen and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. What a great line up. Sponsored by Pearlridge Center and FarmLovers Farmers’ Markets.

IN THE NEWS
BIG MAHALOS to Rep. Chris Lee and the Hawaii Center for Food Safety, for bringing the bill to help organic farmers with certification to fruition! Read all about it below.

Hawaii plan would offset cost of organic farm certification
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
Associated Press

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) – On a farm tucked under a lush Hawaii mountainside, Sean Anderson tends passion fruit, kale and salad greens – using only what nature provides.
He creates his own compost and fertilizers and doesn’t use chemicals. But he’s not certified as an organic farmer because the cost is too high.

“The margins on farming are so slim as it is that any additional cost really can make or break the success of your business,” said Anderson, founder and farm manager of Green Rows Farm.

That could change after Hawaii became the first state to pass legislation providing tax breaks to farmers to offset the cost of getting certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gov. David Ige has not yet decided whether he will sign it into law, a spokeswoman said. Continue reading
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-7)  in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
AT THE MARKET




EAT FRESH

Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Click the photos to be directed to recipes

 
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Borracho Beans
Cilantro Lime Rice