Artists & Chefs join forces to curb hunger

Aloha FarmLovers!

We are so lucky to be able to walk down the aisles of the markets and fill our bags with produce to take home and prepare for our families and friends. So many people spend the day hungry and unsure of where the next meal will come from. Please consider supporting the Empty Bowl Project this year, to make life a little bit easier for someone less fortunate.

Empty Bowl Hawai‘i is a unique event where potters and chefs get together to help support food security and end hunger.

Each ticket purchase includes a soup, bread and a bowl. Select from thousands of beautiful bowls created by local potters, high school students and community members.

Each bowl is meant as a keepsake to remind us of the reality that each day someone goes hungry and a bowl is left empty. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of gourmet soups made by local Chefs.

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. 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.

Roast chicken with celery, anchovy and white bean salad

Crack Broccoli

Gluten-free almond cake with chocolate fudge frosting

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Farming: a force for good

Aloha FarmLovers!

The power of small scale farming is a force to be reckoned with. It may very well be what saves us all from starvation! Please enjoy this article from Yes! Magazine.

Small-Scale Farming Could Restore America’s Rural Towns

Boarded-up business districts. Abandoned warehouses. Barns and homes covered by tarps slowly collapsing into the earth. It was startling how often this scene repeated as I drove through the rural areas of the Midwest, South, and West on the road trip that resulted in the book The Revolution Where You Live.

Many of these are the same areas that famously voted for a loudmouth New Yorker. For some, he better represented conservative, rural values than Hillary Clinton did. These devastated regions, where opioid addiction is at epidemic levels, are places that ran out of hope.

The cynical and bankrupt answers offered up by the 45th president will not bring prosperity to these regions. But neither would the corporate-friendly policies of a President Hillary Clinton and others in her wing of the Democratic Party.

So what actually would bring about rural prosperity?

I found some hints on my long road trip. The relatively prosperous small towns I stumbled on often turned out to include large Amish or Mennonite populations. These groups have been spreading quietly, buying up land and bringing back small-scale farming. Continue to Yes! article

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. 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.

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs in Lemon Pesto

Roasted Red Cabbage Wedges with Za’atar

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

6 fun Agri-Tourism Ideas!

Aloha FarmLovers!

We are big fans of small farmers! (Duh.) One fun way that farms can meet the ever growing cost of doing business is through Agri-tourism. We thought we’d share this article about some ag-tourism that is happening across our fair state, so you can pay a visit when you are looking for fun activities with friends and family. Enjoy this article from Travel Weekly.

Hawaii agritourism taking root for next generation

By Tovin Lapan /
For a sign of agritourism’s ascendance in Hawaii, look no further than the latest course catalog from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, a campus that recently announced its first class covering agricultural and food tourism.

“Over the last decade agritourism has grown immensely, and it’s been supported by the state itself,” said Ancil Clancy, general manager of O’o Farm on Maui. “It’s a natural union as a unification of Hawaii’s two biggest industries, agriculture and tourism. Agritourism is a necessary truth, and it will help create a sustainable future for agriculture on the Hawaiian islands.”

Additionally, as a generational shift occurs on Hawaiian farms, with younger, more change-minded people taking over farm management, new farms are joining the tourist-friendly ranks and programs are becoming more robust and innovative. Continue reading

When & Where to find us this week:

KaMakanaAli‘i/Wed/3:30-7:30. Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. 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.

Cromlet with Wilted Greens and Fennel and Olive Salad

Tadka Dal – Everyday Indian Lentil Soup

Coconut coffee cake with caramel glaze

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

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