CacaoFest this SUNDAY! Get your chocolate on.

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Farmers’ Market News
May 20, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 19

Aloha FarmLovers-

This week we switch to SUMMER HOURS for our Haleiwa Farmers’ Market. By popular demand we will be staying open till 7pm… so that gives you an extra hour to play with us in the valley! See you there Thursday, 2-7pm…


THIS SUNDAY, we will be having the 4th Hawaii Cacao Festival at our
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! We had so much fun last year, and no doubt 2015 will bring an equally delicious celebration. Lots of local chocolate makers- both bean-to-bar and confectioners will be on hand, there will be a Walking Tour through Choc-KailuaTown (order tickets here!) , and awards for the best professional Bean-to-Bar, inclusions, truffle/confection and raw cacao. (Enter competition here!) Lots of sampling, cacao plants for sale, educational components and more! See you sunday!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-7)
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.

 
If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, click above! You don’t want to miss a single weekly special offered by our fabulous vendors. Once you become a FarmFan, you will receive weekly specials from your favorite market vendors. These specials are exclusive to FarmFans, so be sure to sign up!

And of course, we want to reward you for your loyalty to FarmLovers… so remember to check in each time you come to the market, and we will gift you with market swag on your 12th check in!
AT THE MARKETS





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

Chocolate Banana Cake with Caramel & Cacao Nibs 
   

click for recipe

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies

 Click for recipe
Supernatural Brownies
 
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Haleiwa Farmers’ Market named one of America’s Best!

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Farmers’ Market News
May 13, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 18

Aloha FarmLovers-We are honored that Cooking Light included our Hale’iwa Farmers’ Market as it’s pick for Hawaii in their top 50 Farmers’ Markets! Read on to find out why Chef Ed Kinney gives HFM the favored nod! Then be sure to head up to Waimea Valley on Thursday to see for yourself!

America’s 50 Best Farmers’ Markets

Cooking Light magazine

Produced and compiled by Grace Elkus and Tim Cebula

With more than 8,000 farmers’ markets nationwide and counting, it’s clear we love them, and everyone is raving about them. Here’s what top foodies around the country are saying about their favorites. Right now is the best time to visit farmers’ markets: They are alive with their biggest bounty of fresh produce-gloriously juicy, crisp, and fragrant. These green markets do more than supply us with colorful fruits and vegetables; they reflect and shape our culture, reinforcing our community spirit and connecting us on a grassroots level to the people who grow the food we feed our families. And that, by extension, inspires us to be better cooks. Here are our picks for the top markets in America, as named by renowned chefs, cookbook authors, and food notables from every state. read

Coming up May 24th, we will be having the 4th Hawaii Cacao Festival at our KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! We had so much fun last year, and no doubt 2015 will bring an equally delicious celebration. Lots of local chocolate makers- both bean-to-bar and confectioners will be on hand, there will be a Walking Tour through Choc-KailuaTown (order tickets here!) , and awards for the best professional Bean-to-Bar, inclusions, truffle/confection and raw cacao. (Enter competition here!) Lots of sampling, cacao plants for sale, educational components and more! So mark those calendars for Sunday, May 24th! And we will keep you posted as things develop!
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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Prescription for Mothers’ Day Success…

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Farmers’ Market News
May 6, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 17

Aloha FarmLovers-Oh FarmLovers… It is almost Mother’s Day! And what better way to spend the day than doing exactly what mom wants all weekend long. (This is my fantasy, can you tell?) Here’s what you do: Wake mom up on Saturday morning and bring her to Pearlridge or Kakaako Farmers’ Market for breakfast; fill the bags with ingredients for an all local dinner, fresh flowers, and sweet treats; drop her at the day-spa for a full mani-pedi-massage-extravaganza while you prep everything for dinner.  On Sunday morning, bring her to the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market for fresh pastry & coffee; let her pick out some fun gifts from our local artisans; then head to the beach to relax in the sun and play in the ocean… that sounds good, yes?

COMING SOON
Coming up May 24th, we will be having the 4th Hawaii Cacao Festival at our KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! We had so much fun last year, and no doubt 2015 will bring an equally delicious celebration. Lots of local chocolate makers- both bean-to-bar and confectioners will be on hand, there will be a Walking Tour through Choc-KailuaTown (order tickets here!) , and contests for the best professional Bean-to-Bar, truffle/confection and raw cacao. Lots of sampling, cacao plants for sale, educational components and more! So mark those calendars for Sunday, May 24th! And we will keep you posted as things develop!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 2-6)
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.

 FarmFam Begins this Saturday! 

 
If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, click above! You don’t want to miss a single weekly special offered by our fabulous vendors. Once you become a FarmFan, you will receive weekly specials from your favorite market vendors. These specials are exclusive to FarmFans, so be sure to sign up!

And of course, we want to reward you for your loyalty to FarmLovers… so remember to check in each time you come to the market, and we will gift you with market swag on your 12th check in!
AT THE MARKETS





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

Traveling Noodles 
 

click for recipe

Green Goddess Salad

 Click for recipe
Wild Strawberry & Whipped Ricotta Tartlets
click for recipe

Countdown to Cacao…

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Farmers’ Market News
April 29, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 16

Aloha FarmLovers-

Coming up at the end of March we will be having the 4th Hawaii Cacao Festival at our KailuaTown Farmers’ Market! We had so much fun last year, and no doubt 2015 will bring an equally delicious celebration. Lots of local chocolate makers- both bean-to-bar and confectioners will be on hand, there will be a Walking Tour through Choc-KailuaTown, and contests for the best professional Bean-to-Bar, truffle/confection and raw cacao. Lots of sampling, cacao plants for sale, educational components and more! So mark those calendars for Sunday, May 24th! And we will keep you posted as things develop!

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How Can Hawaii Become Food Self-Sufficient?

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Farmers’ Market News
April 22, 2015 – Vol. 7 Issue 15

Aloha FarmLovers-

How Can Hawaii Become Food Self-Sufficient?

Civil Beat and FarmLovers Farmers’ Market present a special Civil Cafe to discuss a strategic and sustainable approach to Hawaii’s farming and food future.

·By Mike Webb

What if a shipping strike like the West Coast recently experienced prevented cargo from reaching Hawaii? Or a natural disaster? How long could we survive without incoming food? Should the state be doing more to make sure Hawaii has a sustainable food supply, including making the most of our land and climate to take care of our people?

Civil Beat is teaming up with the FarmLovers Farmers’ Market to present “How Can Hawaii Become Food Self-Sufficient?” – a robust discussion of Hawaii’s unique situation when it comes to sustainability. This special Civil Cafe is being sponsored by the Ulupono Initiative.

The event is scheduled for Monday, April 27, at Green Rows Farm in Waimanalo (41-756 Mahailua St).

Panelists slated to participate in the discussion are:

Scott Enright, director of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Vincent Mina, president of Hawaii Farmers Union United
Sen. Russell Ruderman, agriculture committee member and owner of Island Naturals stores
Richard Ha, president of Hamakua Springs Country Farm
Civil Beat’s Nathan Eagle will moderate the panel.

 

The evening will begin with a tour of Green Rows Farm at 5 p.m., and then attendees will sit down for a potluck dinner starting at 5:45 p.m.  Bring a dish to share at the potluck, and you get in free! However, if you would like to eat but don’t want to bring food, there will be a charge of $10 for a full meal and beverage.

The sustainability conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. sharp. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.

MAHALO!

Big Mahalos to Mama T and Jordon, and all the fine folks at Down To Earth, for hanging out with us at the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market this past Sunday. Please click here to discover some of their recipes, as well as classes they offer! Using produce from Green Rows Farm, they created eggplant and kale curry over sesame ginger & turmeric quinoa; apple bananas with raw vegan chocolate sauce; raw beet & turnip sashimi; Manoa lettuce salad; and chard, eggplant, mushroom, & eggplant stir-fry! If you missed the fun, don’t despair… they will be visiting us the third Sunday of each month.

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