Potlucks, Cute Aliens and Herbs

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Farmers’ Market News
July 29, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 29
Aloha FarmLovers!

Every month farmers and friends of farmers gather to talk story and share information about farming in Hawaii, at the monthly meeting of Hawaii Farmers’ Union United. There’s always a fabulous potluck, a tour of a farm, and great company. This month the host farm was Naked Cow Dairy. Guests were treated to a tour of facilities, butter & cheese, and an introduction to their newest member… a little cutie calf less than a week old.

Photo above: Senator Maile Shimabukuro, Simon Russell (Legislative chair for Hawaii Farmers Union United), Pamela Boyar (Pres of Oahu chapter of HFUU) and Sean Anderson (from Green Rows Farm, and VP Oahu chapter) at HFUU monthly meeting at Naked Cow Dairy
THIS THURSDAY IS SCREEN ON THE GREEN!

Pack those blankets and chairs into  the car… it’s movies time! Film starts at 7:30pm, Thursday in Waimea Valley, after the market.
MARK THOSE CALENDARS!

Saturday, August 15th at Pearlridge Farmers’ Market

5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard

click for YES! Magazine article
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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Our special guest from 7500 miles away

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Farmers’ Market News
July 22, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 28

Aloha FarmLovers!

We are honored that our own Pamela was selected to mentor one of the fantastic women who is visiting our islands as part of the Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar at the East-West Center.

Earlier this week we had an opportunity to sit down to breakfast with Ms. Kobra Dastgirzada, who traveled all the way from Kabul, Afghanistan to take part in the two-week program. Kobra is a true entrepreneur. Her business, Farah Farhat Faizi Agricultural Products, utilizes the abundance of in-season produce through the creation of value-addeds such as jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables. This allows her community to enjoy the local flavors all year round! Hmmmm, that sounds like a familiar passion! Additionally, Kobra has created a cottage industry where woman create adorable baskets, which are then filled with fruits and veggies and sold in retail stores. She shared about some of the problems she is facing as a woman in business, as well as some of her hopes for the future of her business. We were happy to offer possible avenues for solution and growth. We were both quite inspired by Kobra, and her ability to create a vibrant business that she uses to empower her daughters and many other women. Pamela will have a chance to connect with her (and the other fifteen 2015 recipients) at the #galswithLEIforum on Thursday. Learn more about Changing Faces here.

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We blush! Food52 names HFM as top 10 in America!

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Farmers’ Market News
July 15, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 27

Aloha FarmLovers!

We are tickled pink! Food52, one of our very favorite online entities has given our Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market a nod in their list of 10 of America’s Best Farmers’ Markets! This is our kind of Bucket List, for sure. How many have you visited? Take a peek, then peruse through their recipes and videos… see you in a few hours.

Need something insiring to watch?

Try this on for size! A life-long Bronx resident and educator, Stephen Ritz has come up with a unique way to engage his students and change their surroundings.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS SHARON & SAMMY!

We missed having SamSha Sugarcane Juice at the markets this weekend… but we are cool with that. They were busy getting hitched and celebrating LOVE with family and friends! Best wishes to these cuties!

 

 

SCREEN ON THE GREEN THIS THURSDAY!

Join us after the market for a great family screening of SURF’S UP!
Bring blankets or chairs, hang out, eat, drink and watch movie! Donations accepted to off-set the price of the film. See ya there!
AT THE MARKETS








EAT FRESH
Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Saving our pollinators… four stories.

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Farmers’ Market News
July 8, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 26

Aloha FarmLovers!

Please enjoy this article from Yes! Magazine, written by Miles Schneiderman

Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)
With honeybee populations on the decline, scientists, lawyers, and even artists have set out to save humanity’s most important pollinators.


Marla Spivak: Breeding bees to detect disease
In 1974, a bored teenager picked up a book about bees in the library. Immediately fascinated by bees and the people who loved and cared for them, she went to work for a commercial beekeeper in New Mexico. “I never looked back,” Dr. Marla Spivak says.

Spivak, who now holds a doctorate in entomology from the University of Kansas, has recently turned her efforts to raising awareness of the declining bee population over the last decade, a situation with serious consequences. “Bees are the most important pollinators of flowering plants, which includes most fruits, vegetables, and nuts in our diet,” she says. “Our nutrition, health, and food supply depend on bees.”
In her lab at the University of Minnesota, Spivak breeds bees for hygienic behavior. “Hygienic bees are able to detect diseased and parasitized brood-immature bees-and weed them out of the nest,” she says. continue reading

 

If it’s Thursday… it must be Market Yoga time!

Noelani Love, of Noelani Studios  offers a yoga class on the lawn at the Haleiwa Farmers’ Market! Bring a mat and enjoy some yoga! She will start at 5pm by the coconut tree on the lawn, in the shade near the henna tent. Cost is $5-10 sliding scale. BYO mat, towel and water.

AT THE MARKETS






EAT FRESH
Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

Movie Thursday & Open on Saturday the 4th!

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Farmers’ Market News
July 2, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 25

Aloha FarmLovers!

Saturday is Independence Day, and we will be OPEN for business at both our Pearlridge and Kakaako locations. So be sure to come by and get all the freshest ingredients for your celebrations! And there are a few recipes below, if you need some tasty ideas!

It’s time for Waimea Valley’s
Screen on the Green! 

 

This week, camp out on the lawn and enjoy George of the Jungle! Did you know that some of the scenes were filmed in the Valley? Pretty cool. All your favorite foodies will be on hand to make sure you have plenty to eat. And the event is free, but donations are encouraged to offset the costs to the Valley.

Also this Thursday…

Noelani Love, of Noelani Studios will begin offering a yoga class on the lawn at the Haleiwa Farmers’ Market! Bring a mat and enjoy some yoga! She will start at 5pm by the coconut tree on the lawn, in the shade near the henna tent. Cost is $5-10 sliding scale. BYO mat, towel and water.

AT THE MARKETS







EAT FRESH
Please follow our FARMLOVERS Pinterest pages, for these and many more great ideas for cooking with fresh, local produce!

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Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Frisée-and-Potato Salad
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Sandia Smash


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