So long Summer, and Hellooooo Coffee

img_7833
Farmers’ Market News
September 7, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 35
Aloha FarmLovers!

 

I don’t know about you, but I can hardly believe it is September already! Time to pack school lunches, organize those tailgate parties and get to the beach for a few more picnics & swims before the big waves return! One tradition that stands firm year round: visiting the farmers’ market each and every week! We love being at the center of your food choices, and we adore all the farmers who make it their life’s work to make sure all of us have the freshest, most delicious produce on our tables. Three cheers for our fabulous farmers: Hip hip hooray! See you on the market aisles…

 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

  
Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Patties

Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup  

 
Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower with Dates, Pine Nuts and Thyme
 

null

null

10 reasons to eat Dragonfruit!

IMG_2945
Farmers’ Market News
August 31, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 34
Aloha FarmLovers!

 10 Reasons To Eat Dragon Fruit
Courtsey of The Alternative Daily

written by Liivi Hess

They’re red, spiky and look exactly like their name suggests. To most, this is about all dragon fruit is good for – a bit of a gawp as they walk past the exotic fruit aisle of the supermarket, shaking their heads and making a beeline straight for the section where they sell “normal” fruits, like apples and oranges. All this would probably change, however, if those same people knew of all the health benefits this feisty looking fruit can offer.

Dragon fruit, otherwise known as pitaya, is native to South America but has become popular in many of the equatorial regions of the world, particularly Southeast Asia. In America, you might occasionally see a few crates of dragon fruit make their way to some of the northern states, but for the most part it really only has a solid foothold in Florida. With an increasing demand for dragon fruit in temperate climates, however, this seems likely to change in the near future, meaning you’ll soon be able to benefit from all of the wonderful health and beauty effects this wacky looking fruit brings to the table. Click here for 10 of them.
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

  
15-Minute Ginger Soy Asian Steamed Fish

Asian Noodle Salad 

Spicy Roasted Bok Choy     


What makes a farm healthy?

Untitled1
Farmers’ Market News
August 24, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 33
Aloha FarmLovers!   

The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture: Modern Farming with Sustainable Roots 
Imagine a world in which industrial crop production supports healthier air, water and soil; a time when rural communities thrive thanks to their local farms; a world where foods are rife with nutrients and the future of agriculture is a thing of beauty and promise …

This is the vision that grows within regenerative agriculture-a practice of farming, based on ecological principles, that builds soil health and recaptures carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

Regenerative agriculture is building on the principles and practices of organic to help communities and soil thrive. “There is an international movement afoot today that says it’s time to take things a step further,” says industry veteran Tom Newmark, founder and chair of Carbon Underground-a nonprofit dedicated to restoring soil health and helping to address climate issues. Regenerative Agriculture is that step, according to Newmark and a growing number of vocal advocates. 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

  
Ahi tuna burgers with spicy sriracha mayo

Cucumber Peanut Salad

Creamy Potato Stacks with Garlic, Thyme, and Parmesan

Could you keep more indoor plants than this Brooklynite?

n-NO-KILL-HOUSEPLANTS-628x314
Farmers’ Market News
August 17, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 32
Aloha FarmLovers!

Thank you all for coming out to the 2nd Annual Chile Pepper Fest at Pearlridge Farmers’ Market this past Saturday! We had a spicy and fabulous time, and we hope you did, too. We will see you each and every Saturday from now till our next Chile Pepper Fest in Summer of 2017!  

Enjoy this article from our friends at MODERN FARMER Magazine:
Meet a Woman Who Keeps 500 Plants in Her Brooklyn Apartment
“I think that the only way I’ve really been able to survive in New York is by surrounding myself with plants,” says Summer Rayne Oakes, who lives in what might be New York City’s greenest apartment.

By Dan Nosowitz on July 14, 2016
Photographs by Aliza Eliazarov
The model-turned-sustainable-clothing-activist-turned-sustainable-food-movement-activist has had an eventful career. Oakes currently heads up marketing for Foodstand, whose aim is to “to connect a community of good eaters,” and also runs a website about detoxing from sugar. But leading up to these jobs, she earned an environmental science degree, worked as a model, wrote a book (with another due out this year), and launched a service to connect designers with sustainable fabrics.

For 11 years, Oakes has lived in a 1,200-square-foot converted industrial space in Williamsburg, which is filled with 500 plants, including a living wall, an irrigated vertical garden constructed out of mason jars, and, in a closet garden, edible plants ranging from the familiar (herbs, greens) to the exotic (a pineapple plant, curry leaves-the latter of which she raves about). Although Oakes studied environmental science in school, her love of agriculture goes back further than that. She grew up, she says, on five acres of land in rural northeastern Pennsylvania, alongside chickens, goats, and an orchard. continue…
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

  
Green Goddess Farmers Market Tacos- Vegan

Mango Guacamole

Jalapeño and Cilantro Margarita
null

 

 null

 

Chile Pepper Fest this Saturday!!!

IMG_4760
Farmers’ Market News
August 10, 2016 – Vol. 8 Issue 31
Aloha FarmLovers!

SATURDAY AT PEARLRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: 

The 2nd Annual Chile Pepper Fest is happening this Saturday at Pearlridge Farmers Market! The aroma of freshly roasted chiles will fill the aisles as you discover new and inventive ways to use your chile peppers. Don’t miss out on the fun!
  • If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and head down to the Chef Demos featuring Mama T (last year’s Chili Cook-off Grand Prize Winner), and Chef Lan Thai from Chopstix. Stop by and enjoy samples while supplies last.
  • Enjoy spicy salsa music by Latin DJ Ever, 8-12Noon
  • Register to win a free grill from Sears!
  • Watch Salsa performances and get a quick lesson from Emily & Stefan Kant. Hawaii Salsa 101 with Linda Melodia Dance Company (9-12noon)
  • The intoxicating aroma of fresh charred chiles will lead you to the chile roaster where you can take home some roasted chiles!
  • University of Hawaii Master Gardeners and CTAHR (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource) will be on site throughout the morning sharing tips and tricks for growing healthy and productive Hawaiian chile pepper plants.
  • Guests can also visit Master Gardeners to pot their own chile pepper plant to take home
  • Bring the keiki for free veggie animal art!
  • And no hot, hot, hot birthday celebration is complete without cake. Pearlridge Farmers’ Market and The French Connection bakery will share slices of chocolate ancho chile pepper birthday cake with guests, while supplies last.
Be sure to check out these vendor creations:
Sou’s Thai: Thai basil chicken with Thai chile pepper
Made in Hawaii: Maui Onion& Pepper, Mango, Hot five, and Lilikoi Habanero jellies
Supremo’s Poke: Spicy Poke Hawaiian style
Paradise Crepe: Green Chile Cheese Crepes
Hawaiian Fresh Farms: Frittata with Jalapeño Cream Salsa
Salty Wahine: Passion Fruit Chili Pepper, and Hot Lava Salts
Island Popper: Sriracha Chile Pepper Popcorn
Stick and the Ball: Chile Pepper Lilikoi Granola
Sugar and Spice: Spicy Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes
Zula Zula: Jalapeño Bagels
Wow Wow Lemonade: Spicy Lemonade
Papi’s Empanadas: Chicharron Empanada with Spicy Sauce
Mochi Lab: Spicy Herb & Cheese and Spicy Chocolate Mochi
Baker Dude: Spicy Pulled Pork Croissant
Fire Dance Pizza: Chile Bacon Marmalade Pizza
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)

Let’s Try Again: Got 5 Minutes?
UH Manoa Geography department is conducting an online survey on farmers’ market participation as part of a research on The Value and Viability of Agriculture and Food Initiatives in Hawaii.  Please click on the link to take the survey,  The survey consists of 20 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.  All responses are completely anonymous.  we thank you for your time. Last week the link didn’t work, so please try again this week!

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

  
Queso Dip with Roasted Hatch Chiles

Summer Squash Sandwich With Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato & Herbed Ricotta

Addictive Fresh Lemongrass Tea