Art + Flea at Kakaako, a Poem, and Thanks

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Farmers’ Market News
November 26, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 45

 

Aloha FarmLovers-This week we have three markets open for your local shopping experience – Pearlridge, Kakaako and KailuaTown. Our Haleiwa Farmers’ Market will be closed this Thursday so our vendors may spend time with their friends and families. We think they deserve it… they do work hard all year ’round to feed us!Now through December, you will be able to shop KailuaTown Farmers’ Market for all your gift-giving needs! Our amazing artisans are committed to bringing unique, handmade and local items for your shopping pleasure. This week… look for Tamsen Fox, Nilma Hunter Creations, Liz Guevin Glass, Foundwood, Magica, and fine art by Paula Beltz! Support the local economy and get some great gifts while you enjoy the amazing vibe of KTFM.

If you swing by the Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market this weekend you will be in for a special treat! Our new neighbors at Ward Warehouse are bringing out their amazing lineup of artisans for a special Art + Flea event to celebrate Small Business Saturday! Join us for a super fun day, Saturday 8-12!

This past weekend, our dear friends Gail & Doug Hayden of the California Farmers’ Market Association, visited the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, and met a young woman who was writing poetry for hire on a little typewriter. They commissioned on the subject “Farmers’ Market” and this is what she wrote. It seemed a fitting addition to the Thanksgiving edition of this newsletter. Enjoy…

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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Whipped Cream Madness

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Farmers’ Market News
November 19, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 44

Aloha FarmLovers-

Okay, I’ve discovered something so easy, that each and every one of you will want to make this for Thanksgiving! Pacifikool Ginger Whipped Cream! If you are prone to addiction in the slightest, please do not make this. Great on pie, pancakes, hot toddies, hot cocoa, as a dip for fruit, or just by the spoonful, this is ridiculous. Here’s what you need: heavy cream (organic is best), Pacifikool Hawaiian Ginger Syrup, metal bowl, whisk (mine is attached to an emersion blender… so easy.) That’s it. Put the bowl and the whisk in the freezer for 15 minutes or more, take it out. For each cup of heavy cream, add 2 tablespoons of Ginger Syrup. Whip it good. It should be ready in about a minute. Dollop on top of your pumpkin or pecan pie, and sit back and wait for the ooooh’s and aaaahhhh’s. Your welcome. You can pick up your PacifiKool Ginger Syrup this Saturday at Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market.

Below you will see our recipe section dedicated to side dishes for Thanksgiving. Vegetarian friendly! Have at it!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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.

AT THE MARKETS







EAT FRESH

It’s time to plan for Thanksgiving, and with sides like this… who needs the bird?
Please follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages for these and many more great recipe ideas!

Mushroom-and-Celery Salad with Parmesan Cheese    

Find the recipe at Martha Stewart   

 

Roasted-Parsnip Savory Bread Pudding

This recipe can be found here, at Martha Stewart

Swiss Chard Pie

We found this recipe at MarthaStewart , and so can you!

Fennel and Orange Salad

     

One more recipe from Martha Stewart!

Just add bacon… for the perfect Thanksgiving feast!

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Farmers’ Market News
November 12, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 43

Aloha FarmLovers-

With the cooler temperatures and early swells, it is finally feeling like fall on the islands. All those mainlanders can laugh all they want, but I had to pull out a blanket this week! And with fall comes my desire to accumulate fun Thanksgiving recipes, so get ready FarmLovers… this is Bacon Week. And guess where you can get local bacon… that’s right, at the market from Link. For those not yet in the know, Link is Bob McGee, King of Charcuterie. So be sure to swing by and pick up some bacon, or sausage or what have you this weekend, and scroll down for some bacon-licious Thanksgiving awesomeness. You’re welcome. And be sure to catch Bob on the KITV Morning show on Wednesday, Nov 19th at 6:20AM for a special Thanksgiving recipe!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
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.

 Written by Danielle Nierenberg, Kelsey Kober, and Emma Shorr, for Food Tank

This Veteran’s Day, Food Tank brings you 21 organizations from around the world that are working to help veterans heal their wounds through farming and agriculture. These organizations are working to improve the lives of veterans and create a sustainable food system by educating veterans to be sustainable vegetable producers, providing job and skills training, and helping families rebuild their lives after civil war.

In the United States alone, there are 19.6 million veterans. According to the Independent Voter Network, approximately 3.6 million veterans have a service-related disability, 7.6 percent of veterans are unemployed, and veterans make up 13 percent of the adult homeless population. The National Coalition of Homeless Veterans finds that 1.4 million more are at risk of homelessness due to poverty and lack of support. Additionally, up to 20 percent of Iraqi War veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and 30 percent of Vietnam War veterans have suffered from PTSD at some point in their life.

Fortunately, farming can have a positive impact on the lives of veterans around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gardens offer many benefits for both physical and mental health. Not only do they provide healthy food, but they also help people to engage in physical activity, build marketable skills, improve social well-being, and decrease violence in neighborhoods.

Click here to see the organizations using the power of food and gardening to transform the lives of veterans from the U.S. to Cambodia!

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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.
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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

mark@mohalafarms.org
 

 
THE HAWAI’I FARMERS UNION UNITED 2014 ANNUAL CONVENTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2014, 4pm WAIKIKI YACHT CLUB
  • Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard Keynote Address
  • ELECT THE HFUU STATE PRESIDENT
  • REVIEW AND APPROVE HFUU’S SECOND AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS
  • CELEBRATE WITH ONE ANOTHER LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD
  • ALL 8 CHAPTER PRESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES AND LEGISLATORS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE
  • 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?

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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!

 

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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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