Fabulous Side Dishes for Thanksgiving!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us and we are thrilled to set our tables with an abundance of LOCAL, delicious produce and protein! We keep our hardworking farmers and ranchers and fishermen/women at the top of our gratitude list, because… seriously, what would we do without them? The fruits of their labors show up on our plates three times a day, 365 days a year! (Plus snacks! We can’t forget snacks!) This weekend, be sure to introduce your favorite farmers to all your off-island visitors… they will be so jealous. Enjoy the recipes below, there are some great ideas for fabulous side dishes to share. We will see you on the aisles this weekend… and remember no market in Hale‘iwa this week, as our vendors will be celebrating with their loved ones.

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/CLOSED. 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.

Roasted Fall Vegetable Salad with Kale and Brussel Slaw

Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme

Wild Mushroom Fennel Stuffing

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Free $20 Gift Certificate to Market!

Aloha FarmLovers!

This week, FarmLovers is hosting Fieldwork, a market research company. They are conducting a selfie challenge and will be onsite at Hale‘iwa Farmers’ Market, and KailuaTown Farmers’ Market. For 10 minutes of your time you can earn a FREE $20 gift certificate to spend at the market. How will you spend your FREE $20? Old faithful favorites, or trying something new… it’s up to you! All you need to do is show up at the market, visit their space, complete the selfie-challenge, and pick up your FREE $20 in coupons, while supplies last. You may spend your coupons with any of our market vendors! We will see you there.

When & Where to find us this week:

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.

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Asparagus

Roasted Potatoes with Thyme

Balsamic Olive-Oil Braised Green Beans

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

Avocado Paradise!

Aloha FarmLovers!

AVOCADOS IN HAWAI’I

WRITTEN BY KEN LOVE
INTRODUCTION AND EDITED BY SARAH SCHULTZ

Nature’s butter. Brunch’s best friend. Toast’s trendy topping. Guacamole’s be-all, end-all. The good kind of fat. Whichever way you slice (or smash or spread) it, this melt-in-your-mouth fruit is good for you, and good on virtually everything. This is an ode to the avocado.

AN EARLY HISTORY

Early explorers, whalers, sandalwood traders, and assorted adventurers stopped in Central and South America to pick up supplies, which included copious amounts of the alligator pear—a scaly, oval fruit we now know as the avocado. When they arrived along the coasts of Hawai‘i, they threw out their garbage—and it grew. (You know what they say about another man’s trash.)

Conventional belief is that avocados were first brought to the Hawaiian territory in the very early 1800s by Don Francisco de Paula Marin, Kamehameha the Great’s interpreter and confidant. Marin, known for cultivating new crops, also grew Isabella grapes—then sold the resulting wine to sea captains, off what is now Vineyard Avenue in Honolulu.

The 1902, Bulletin 51 of the Hawai‘i Experiment Station referred to Marin’s introduction of the avocado, and reported on additional sightings of large trees in 1825. Additionally, there are reports from 1853 and 1895 of trees from both Central America and the West Indies, which is quite the long legacy for the state that produces, arguably, the worlds’ finest avocados. Over the years, it has grown into hundreds, maybe even thousands, of varieties. (Only about 200 are grown in Hawaii today, though.) keep reading!

Seed-heads Unite!

Hawai’i SEED and Slow Food O’ahu are organizing a 2nd “Seed Exchange & Gardening Fair” in Waimea Valley on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 8:30am until 2:00pm.  learn more here

When & Where to find us this week:

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.

Avocado Fruit Toast

Avocado Steak Poke

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

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