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What’s better than fresh fish from the market?

Farmers’ Market News
October 29, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 41

Aloha FarmLovers-

We are pleased to have freshly caught fish at both Kakaako and KailuaTown Farmers’ Markets this weekend from Hawaii Fish Co. Please bring those coolers and ice packs, so you can stock up! There will be whole fish as well as filets. Get your Ahi, Opah, Mahi Mahi and Ahi bellies this weekend!

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)

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Your vote could mean more local food on your plate!

Farmers’ Market News
October 22, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 40

Aloha FarmLovers-

The election is hot on our heels, and there are two issues coming up that would benefit from your vote. The first is a statewide amendment that frees up bond money for farmers. This is at no cost to the state. Learn more about Amendment 2, and why you should vote YES, here. And if you have questions, swing by the #YesOn2 booth this Saturday at Kakaako Farmers’ Market, or next Sunday at KailuaTown Farmers’ Market.
The other opportunity is only for those registered to vote in Maui County. The citizens initiative for a moratorium on GMO crops requires an Environmental Impact Study before additional genetically engineered crops can be planted. Over 9000 Maui citizens requested this be put on the ballot, in the hopes of reining in the indiscriminate use of herbicides in research field trails by biotech companies with stronghold in Hawaii. There has been a considerable amount of biotech money spent on advertising in an effort to confuse, or create fear, in the public. Learn more about the initiative here. As for us… we believe in Local Food for Local Consumption, and sustainable growing practices that revitalize the soil so it can feed us for many generations to come. We also like to breath deeply, without harm from pesticide and herbicide drift, and believe that all Hawaii’s citizens and visitors deserve the same.


Food Tank’s Fall Reading List:
20 Great Books About Food

Food Tank has selected 20 books that entertain, inform, and reaffirm the importance of food and agriculture. From sustainable seafood to ethical eating to field guides for food activists, these books highlight innovative and creative methods that are creating a better, more sustainable food system while educating and informing eaters and consumers.The authors and editors that have contributed to this list make up some of the world’s leading experts on food justice and sustainable eating. Food Tank hopes the facts and information in these books will not only inspire people already involved in the food movement but also encourage readers to share and educate others. Here is the list.

THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:

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AgroEcology and small farmers… how to feed the world

Farmers’ Market News
October 15, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 39

Aloha FarmLovers-

Please check our FaceBook (Kakaako, Pearlridge, KailuaTown, Haleiwa) pages and Twitter (@farmlovers) account as we approach the weekend markets. We are carefully watching the activity of Hurricane Ana and will post on our pages should we cancel any upcoming markets. Until notification… we will be open. We are hoping Ana loses steam and veers off!

Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says

New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.

by Nafeez Ahmed, for The Ecologist

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water, and resource availability. The stark warning comes from the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, in her first public speech since being appointed by the U.N. in June.

“Food policies which do not address the root causes of world hunger would be bound to fail,” she told a packed audience in Amsterdam.

One billion people globally are hungry, she declared, before calling on governments to support a transition to “agricultural democracy” which would empower rural small farmers. continue reading

What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal

  THIS WEEK’S MARKETS

Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
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.

 HFUU FUNDRAISER

  JAM TIME

 

Here’s your chance to learn how to make delicious jams and jellies to share with family and friends this holiday season.  Certified Hawaii Master Food Preserver, Kalen Kelekoma will be coming from Kauai to teach this special class and is bringing an assortment of locally grown fruits. This is a hands-on class and each student will bring home three jars of jams and jellies. Space is limited.

Instructor Kalen Kelekoma is a certified Hawaii Master Food Preserver and is the special programs manager with the Waipa Foundation on Kauai. Kalen runs the weekly Waipa Farmer’s Market, Thursday Poi Day and coordinates workshops, events and festivals for the foundation.

Date & Time: October 25, 2014 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Click for more info

AT THE MARKETS

 

 

 

EAT FRESH

please follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages for these and many more great recipe ideas!

Sausage & Cornbread Salad

click for recipe from Food52

Goat Cheese Caesar Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan Crisp

 click for recipe from Food52

Lemon Basil Sherbet

click for recipe from Food52

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