How to carve your Halloween Pineapple!

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Farmers’ Market News
October 19, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 41
Aloha FarmLovers!    

Well Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to make those jack-lanterns. Did you know that in addition to carving up pumpkins, folks are carving up pineapples, too?! How fun is that? For great pineapple carving ideas, head on over to this Food & Wine article!

GRAND OPENING
FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i is October 26th! 

It seems like we have been working on creating a FarmLovers experience for West Oahu for quite a long time, and our moment is almost here! Check us out each Wednesday afternoon 3:30-7:30, beginning 10/26. Tell your friends, and spread the love and veggies. And this Sunday 10/23, we will have a preview market with a selection of our vendors, as part of the center’s grand opening celebration! There will be tons of fun for the whole family… so swing by!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6) in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

COMING SOON!:

FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i, a Kapolei Farmers’ Market!
Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 beginning 10/26
AT THE COFFEE FEST! 

We were thrilled to see over 6000 coffee lovers pay visit to the 3rd Annual Hawaii Coffee Fest this past Saturday. We had a blast, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Shawn Steiman, Chef Bob McGee, Chef Sean Priester, Chef Kent Wong, Chef Arnaud Jager, Kakaako Kitchen, the amazing barista team, the visiting coffee growers from all over the islands, HDoA, the Hawaii Coffee Association, Ward Village and YOU! We will do it again… you can count on it!









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

  
Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Pineapple Rice
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

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3rd Annual Coffee Fest this Saturday!

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Farmers’ Market News
October 12, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 40
Aloha FarmLovers!    

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Coffee Fest is upon us!! Get ready to satiate those taste buds with that magic black elixir! With farmers coming from all over the islands, and great chefs (Bob McGee, Sean Priester, Kent Wong and Arnaud Jager) coming to strut their coffee stuff, and free mocha-java birthday cake as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary of the market, and live music, and great food… and tons of produce of course… the day is going to be a blast! See you at FarmLovers at Kaka’ako 8-12 this Saturday, and bring a friend. Oh! And we are doing a drawing for a free Chemex, Coffee Grinder, and Portable Frother!

Here’s a little reminder of how fun last year was!

Grand Opening October 26th!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6) in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

COMING SOON!:

FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i, a Kapolei Farmers’ Market!
Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 beginning 10/26
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

  
Coffee-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Coffee Glazed Vegetables with Mascarpone Polenta

Raw Chocolate Tart with a Cashew Coffee Crust   

Mark your calendars for Coffee Fest!

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Farmers’ Market News
October 4, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 39
Aloha FarmLovers!

Grand Opening October 26th!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6) in Waimea Valley
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

COMING SOON!:

FarmLovers at Ka Makana Ali’i, a Kapolei Farmers’ Market!
Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 beginning 10/26
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

  
Paprika Chicken & Spinach with White Wine Butter Thyme Sauce

 

Summer’s End Salad

 

Magical Superfood Cheesecake

At least 3 things you want to know

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Farmers’ Market News
September 28, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 38
Aloha FarmLovers!

With subject ranging from Low Canopy Fruit Production to Growing and Harvesting a Successful Hemp Crop to Value Added Food Preserving, there’s something for everyone at the Hawaii Farmers’ Union United State Convention in Hilo, coming up Oct 14-16. If you are on the Big Island at that time, it would definitely be worth checking out! Don’t have a farm? No problem, most of the topics are great for home use! More info.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursdays 2-6) 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

Sunflower Seed, Kale and Cherry Salad with Savory Granola

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Healthy Eating: the Keiki to College connection

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Farmers’ Market News
September 21, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 37
Aloha FarmLovers!

Gardening as a Kid Indicates that You’ll Eat Fruits and Veggies as a College Student
By Dan Nosowitz

on September 21, 2016, for Modern Farmer
Aside from the obvious benefits of getting outside and helping pull weeds, it turns out gardening as a kid may have benefits that are longer-lasting than you might expect.
A new study performed at the University of Florida sought to understand the connection between gardening as a kid and habits later in life-specifically, during the part of life when kids are most likely to eat gigantic plates of bad fried food while drunk, i.e. at college. The study was part of an initiative from eight American universities with the frankly bizarre name of Get Fruved, which apparently stands for “fruits and vegetables.” continue reading
 
 MARK THOSE CALENDARS & CALL YOUR FRIENDS!

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

  
How To Create An Epic Vegan ‘Cheese’ Platter

Roasted Broccoli And Coconut Salad With Turmeric Dressing

 

Sunchoke Mustard Couscous with Caraway Roasted Carrots