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Congratulations to Pearlridge Farmers’ Market… Hawaii’s FAVORITE Farmers’ Market in this year’s contest from American Farmland Trust. Thanks for buying from your local farmers, and thanks for supporting the market!

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Two fun ways to embrace sustainability

Farmers’ Market News
September 10,2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 34

Food and sustainability. Food and sustainability. What does that even mean? If you are into supporting the local small family farmers like us, then that means consuming more foods that are locally-grown in a way that is healthy for the environment and the community- meaning reducing synthetic chemical inputs, restoring the balance of the soil naturally, and growing a variety of crops that are naturally beneficial neighbors.  With nearly 90% of what we consume in Hawai’i coming from the mainland and around the globe, it is very important to create systems for change. This week you can be part of the conversation!The North Shore Food Summit is happening this Thursday and Friday, and walk-ins are welcome. Click here for the full schedule of events. This is a great way to learn about the challenges and solutions for all of Hawaii’s population in regard to how we call feed ourselves. This is the Second Annual NSFS and it has an amazing line-up of speakers. Don’t miss it!And this Monday, is  Hawaii Farmers’ Union United Potluck and membership meeting. Come enjoy great food, meet like-minded people, and find out what our politicians are doing to promote growing more food on our island. This month the meeting is in Waimanalo at Green Rows Farm. Click here for directions.

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Kvass, Kefir, and our friend Terry

Farmers’ Market News
August 27, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 34

Aloha FarmLovers!

Discover You Can
… learn to make Fermented Drinks!

The final installment of our three part series on fermentation happens this week at KailuaTown Farmers Market! Skya Boudousquie of Spoonful of Paradise will be teaching how to make live-fermented beverages. Beet kvass, made from locally grown beets, is an amazing liver cleanser and blood tonic. Coconut water kefir, made from local fresh young coconuts, is full of probiotics and quite delicious! He will also demonstrate how the FoodSaver system can be used to keep locally grown coffee beans and macadamia nuts fresh. And in case you missed his demo on Pickled Pineapple Spears… check it out below. Big mahalos to the fine folks at Jardin, makers of Ball Jars and FoodSaver for selecting FarmLovers for the grant to make these demos possible!

Live Pickled Pineapple Spears
Terry from Circle C Ranch

Terry (left), his wife, Cathy (right) and his sister-in-law Cindy (center) goofing it up at the KailuaTown Farmers’ Market

These past several weeks, those of you visiting Kakaako & KailuaTown Farmers’ Markets have noticed the absence of Circle C Ranch. Terry was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer in the past months, and it is with a sad heart that we inform you of the passing of our friend and fabulous vendor, this past Thursday afternoon.  We could always count on Terry’s sly smile and smart-alec sense of humor to brighten our day. He will be missed. Please send some love to his wife Cathy, as she deals with this unexpected turn of events.


We are happy that our new FarmLoversMarkets.com website is now up and ready for you to play with! We hope it is more functional and easier to interact with. Enjoy! Thanks, Hadley!

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