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Savory Morsels and Sweet Delights…

 Farmers’ Market News

February 19, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 7

Aloha FarmLovers!

We all try to make the healthiest food choices for ourselves and our families… we shop at the farmers’ market, and pick out the freshest, most nutrient dense produce- grown just a few miles away, we prepare it with joy and serve it with love. We show our appreciation for loved ones by showering them with tasty morsels, day after day. Yet now matter how fresh, or how cleanly grown the produce is… if we don’t wash it before preparing it, we risk contamination from the skin to the knife and back to the delicious produce we so carefully picked out. So, here’s a gentle reminder to always wash your produce before you use it. Click here for a few tips to make it easier. Select, Wash, Enjoy!Time to partake in Chocolate festivities! Lucky you, there are two big celebrations that embrace your inner Choco-holic! First up is the Hawaii Chocolate Festival this Saturday, February 22nd at the Dole Cannery (see below for details,) then March 2nd head to KailuaTown Farmers’ Market for our 3rd Annual Hawaii Cacao Fest …  you’re welcome.

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RECIPES!

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Farmers’ Market News
March 3, 2011 – Vol. 3 Issue 9

Aloha Market Friend!

Market Manager RECIPES!


Alrighty, we are each going to give you a recipe for something we have made recently using market goodies… are you ready? Here we go…


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Why is Farming Important?

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Farmers’ Market News
February 24, 2011 – Vol. 3 Issue 8

Aloha Market Friend!

NS Greenprint

WHY FARMING IS IMPORTANT IN AMERICA

John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

I found this great paper online and thought I would share it with you all. Here’s a little taste:

If there is to be a future for farming in America, it must be in a new and different kind of American farm. America simply can’t depend on corporate farming – even if contract farming were made an acceptable way of life, which rarely is the case today. As costs of land and labor in the U.S. continue to rise, as they almost certainly will, multinational corporations will simply move their farming operations to other countries. Strong residential demand for land and good off-farm employment opportunities ultimately will destroy the ability of America to compete in the race “to the bottom” – the race among countries to produce food at the lowest dollar and cent cost. If there is to be a future for farming in America we must create a “new American farm.”

LAST WEEKEND AT THE MARKETS!

delicious fresh produce at the markets

Coast to Coast… we are there for food, fun and community!

Genetic Engineering… A primer

Perhaps you have heard the terms “GMO” or “Genetically Engineered” and don’t quite know what that means. If that is the case, we invite you to take a peak at this article , from Disabled World which gives a little history and lists some of the GE crops currently in the fields.

Roots of Change

roots of change

Check out this article by Martha Cheng in the Honolulu Weekly

about ideas for sustainable food systems.

And join in the discussion:

Resilient Island Food Systems:
Food Security and Climate Change
Tuesday March 1st, 6-7:30
Church of the Crossroads, Weaver Hall

1212 University Avenue
more info

Cancer Prevention Month

A word from the Pesticide Action Network

Every February, Cancer Prevention Month comes and goes without anything being said or done about the many cancer-causing chemicals that surround us.

Let’s make this February different. Partner groups across the country are working together to gather tens of thousands of signatures to deliver to President Obama demanding a national cancer prevention plan. Join this national effort to make true cancer prevention a priority. Sign the petition today

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Come enjoy a full day on the North Shore- start your day at the Market, then stop by one of the many great unique shops in Hale’iwa Town! Head over to the Sugar Mill in Waialua! Go for a Skydive or Surf lesson! Make a day of it on the beautiful North Shore!

Share the wealth and bring a friend…

I ku ka makemake, e hele mai, hele no me ka malo`elo`e.

if the wish to come arises, walk firmly.


a hui hou-

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