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!

Growing up at the Market

Aloha FarmLovers!

Is there any such thing as “too soon” to introduce your little ones to FarmLovers? We don’t think so! Whether you are one week old or 100 years young, the market is here for you! There’s no easier place to learn about colors, counting, shapes, sizes, textures, or flavors than a trip down the aisles of the market. Every so often we are reminded of just how quickly time passes. This little cutie is already sipping on coconuts, and it seems like it was just yesterday that her mom was walking down the aisles filling her bags with veggies and showing off her baby bump. One thing we know for sure, she’s learning healthy eating habits that last a life time. She will grow up knowing where her food comes from and eager to try new things. Who knows, maybe she’ll become an organic farmer or develop an app that makes life easier for people to get fresh fruit and veggies in food deserts! Whatever she decides, we hope to see her (and you & your little ones!) week after week at the market!

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.

Tahini Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Smokey Black Bean Burger

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

On gratitude and compost

Aloha FarmLovers!

We sure enjoyed having Patricia Bragg on island to share her vivacious self with everyone at our Ka Makana Ali‘i and KailuaTown locations this past weekend! She was dancing in the aisles and talking story about healthy eating. We were also graced with Chef Eric Chang from Moena Cafe, who treated us to samples of an amazing Chinese Chicken Salad he whipped up, using fresh organic produce from Kahumana Farms, and Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar & Amino Acids. It’s fun to see what folks do with fresh, local produce… it gives me ideas!

7 Secrets to Perfect Compost

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.

Build Your Own Nirvana Tacos

Spinach & Goat Cheese Bisque

Green Tea/Matcha Coconut Ice Cream

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!

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