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Soursop Cream Soda by Hanan of Big Island Grindz 

Hanan grew up eating soursop but never imagined that as an adult she would be inventing outrageously delicious concoctions, like this cream soda, using this prickly sweet fruit. After spending her childhood alongside her mother and older sister learning the ropes in the kitchen, she took over the cooking for her younger siblings while her …

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Kinoole Farmers Market: Convenient Shopping and 100% Local!

The Kinoole Farmers Market (KFM) was started in 2006 with the collaboration and support of Hawaii County Farm Bureau’s Hilo, Hamakua, and Kohala chapters. The principal goal of the Kinoole Farmers’ Market is to support agriculture in Hawaii by providing a venue for Hawaii farmers to sell Hawaii grown food, horticulture, and value-added products. Now a …

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Hamakua Harvest Haupia Sweet Potato Pie by Lei Lei Paolacci

Haupia Sweet Potato Pie is a shoe-in winner during sweet potato season and Lei Lei is a talented woman who loves creating delicious dishes using fresh local ingredients. Hamakua Harvest farmers market manager, Lei Lei Paolacci, has been passionate about cooking since she was young and knows her way around the kitchen, these days you …

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Roots Cafe, Farmacy, and Mobile Market: A Wellspring of Wellness for Kalihi

The next time you’re craving a locally grown, organic, ‘ono, and affordable lunch head to the Roots Cafe and Farmacy at Kokua Kalihi Valley! Venture towards the back of the Kokua Kalihi Valley Wellness Center and head to the canopy tent. There you will find shelves of mai’a, ‘ulu, ‘uala, cassava, kalo, and other seasonal …

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Kuhio Hale Farmers Market: Serving the Community ‘Ai with Aloha

Located amid the green pastures of Waimea, the Kuhio Hale Farmers Market is situated safely under the eaves of the Kuhio Hale building. Given the frequent winds of Waimea, this is an ideal location for vendors and shoppers to comfortably spend a lovely Saturday morning together. This farmers market is made up of 6-8 homestead …

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Cucumber Salad by Cameron Foy from the Kapili ‘Oihana Internship Program

When asked to share a recipe, Cameron Foy thought of her favorite cucumber salad. She purchases locally grown cucumber from the farmers market or grocery store and mixes an easy marinade that is quick, simple, and refreshing. Cameron shares that this side dish or snack, “is so ono and can be prepared and enjoyed by all!” …

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Waialua Farmers Cooperative Market: Historic Small Town Market With A Big Heart

Bring cash and a box or bag to stock up on fresh, local ingredients at Waialua Farmers Cooperative Market. Waialua is known for its thriving entrepreneurs and artisans who make world-class surfboards, silkscreen fashion, handmade soaps and island-style chocolates and lemonades. Dozens of vendors and retail outlets attract many North Shore residents and visitors who …

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Kailua Farmers Market: A Reflection of Resiliency and Community Spirit

If you are looking for those alternative pau hana vibes visit the Kailua Farmers Market. This pet-friendly farmers market is a weekly and seemingly celebratory event that takes place in the parking lot at the Kailua Town Center every Thursday evening. Here amongst fresh food and live tunes, a sense of community spirit is renewed.  …

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Kohala Food Hub: Bringing North Kohala’s Bounty Online

When it comes to farmers markets, the Kohala Food Hub bridges the traditional with the modern. It doesn’t set up shop in the town square, but instead goes live at KohalaFoodHub.com every Friday at 3 pm until Monday at 11 pm to connect local farmers and families through an online marketplace. Shoppers can choose from …

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Malama Kauai CSA: The Kauai Food Hub Thats On the Move

A new Kauai food hub, led by an extraordinary team of aina-minded people, is hitting the streets, feeding families, and getting much needed funding directly into the hands of Kauai farmers. That team is Malama Kauai, a non-profit organization most recently known for their extensive work acquiring USDA Grant funding and orchestrating a 15 week …

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Pure Kona Green Market – “From The Land, By Our Hand”

If you visit the Pure Kona Green Market on a Sunday morning, you will not be disappointed.  For some much-needed respite visit this market and be instantly uplifted and relaxed. The first noticeable feature of this Hawaii market is it’s size, layout, and booths overflowing with veggies, fruits, and the amazing work of local artisans. …

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KCC Farmers Market: Treasured Among Locals and Visitors

The Kapiolani Community College (KCC) Market may perhaps be the most reputable market on the island of Oahu. The market has its humble beginnings starting in 2003 as the first Farm Bureau farmers market; since then it has grown from twenty to an impressive seventy vendors and counting! This market is the largest of the …

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Mililani Market: A Food Community at the Heart of Oahu

With vendors coming from Kahuku’s Ho Farms to Pearl City’s Son Farm and everywhere in between, the centralized Mililani Market truly captures the hearts of Oahu’s residents, vendors, and visitors. The Mililani Farmers Market hosts over thirty vendors from a diversity of towns and cities across the island at its central location, Mililani High School …

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Honolulu Farmers’ Market: A Portal For Accessibility & Opportunity

Every Wednesday evening the cozy, comfortable, and urban Honolulu Farmer’s Market located conveniently on Ward Avenue, between King street and Kapiolani street, beckons all walks of life. Put on some comfortable shoes, bring some cash in small denominations, and soak in the essence of aloha that Honolulu Farmers’ Market offers. Cities can be crazy; it …

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Wild Root Beer Recipe by Sunny Savage of Savage Kitchen

The often “fleeting and ethereal” wintergreen smell of the Island Snakeroot plant gets captured when its roots are fermented for this root beer recipe shares Sunny Savage. She was asked years ago to cook an 8 course wild food dinner for the Center for Food Safety representatives and this root beer was an immense crowd-pleaser. …

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Kukui Grove Monday Pau Hana Market: Eat The Season in Style

Newly named the Monday Pau Hana Market, this Lihue farmers market is a collaborative creation of Kukui Grove Center and the Kauai County Farm Bureau. Relaunching of this 20 year old Monday Market, that used to be held in the Kmart parking lot, has a new time that’s perfect for after work and after school …

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Hukilau Lanai’s Warm Quinoa Salad with Hanalei Taro Hummus

This warm quinoa salad recipe uses seasonal ingredients grown by local Kauai farmers like cauliflower, curry leaves, sweet peppers and limes. Ron Miller, co-owner and chef of Hukilau Lanai, typically pairs this recipe with grilled fish at his restaurant known for spectacular food enjoyed in a lovely setting. Ron studied and graduated from the Hotel …

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Mama Jelly’s Chicken Papaya from Tita Kaiwi of Maui Food Bank

A comforting Filipino soup — chicken papaya is the “chicken noodle soup” of Hawaii. To get the ingredients for this recipe Tita Kaiwi took a trip to the Maui Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani. On a Saturday morning as the sunlight just began to peak over the mountains onto the tops of tents Tita stopped …

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Kabocha Squash Soup from Kaimana Brummel of Blue Zones Project

The meal Kaimana Brummel makes for every occasion has humble beginnings at her local farmers market where she first discovered the star of her kabocha squash soup. Kaimana lives right across the street from Upcountry Farmers Market in Pukalani, Maui. When she had her first child one of their weekly rituals was walking across the …

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Uala Dill Salad by Kaui Onekea of Ehuola Ohana Health Project

This uala dill salad recipe was developed by Kaui Onekea for the Ehuola Ohana Health Project. Her goal for this dish was to create a delicious mac salad substitute filled with farm fresh ingredients sourced entirely from Kalihi FoodHub and its partnering farmers. She also wanted to fill the recipe with lots of color, extra …

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Easy Ulu Doughnut Holes from The Locavore Store

For the self-proclaimed non-bakers – like Catarina Zaragoza, co-owner of The Locavore Store — this ulu doughnut holes recipe is for you! It’s easy, forgiving, remarkably delicious and gives life to the ripened ulu hanging from your tree or sitting on your counter. The Locavore Store initially started as a co-op; 10 years ago Catarina …

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The People’s Open Market: Generations of Making Fresh Food Affordable

Affordable produce, open urban spaces, and local residents; simple ingredients The People’s Open Market has employed for over 40 years of community building on O’ahu. Started in 1973 by the City and County of Honolulu, the People’s Open Markets (POMs) still continues today with the mission of providing affordable, fresh food to Oahu’s ever growing …

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Waimea Homestead Farmers Market at Honopua Farm: A Trusted Resource

Roen and Ken Hufford have been selling their produce at the Waimea Homestead Farmers Market for more than 25 years! Until recently, the market was held at the Waimea Middle School. When the pandemic forced the closure of school campuses the market relocated to Roen and Ken’s farm, Honopua. Named for its floral origins, a …

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Sustainable Molokai Mobile Market: A Molokai Farmers Market on Wheels

One minute, it’s just a dirt lot. The next minute, a small refrigerated van and a vehicle pull up. A 10’x 10’ pop-up tent and handwashing stations, dozens of black and yellow totes and large coolers are set out. A truck pulls up and drops off a cooler as another truck full of coolers backs …

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Poi Banana Bread from the Keiki Produce Prescriptions Program

Poi Banana Bread sounds like the beautiful marriage of two of some of the most culturally iconic Hawaiian food crops — kalo and maia, respectively taro and banana. Baking 145 poi banana bread loaves in 5 hours turned out to be a pleasant break for Monica Esquivel who is the Dietetics Program Director at CTAHR …

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Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market: Support Farmers, Enrich Community

A “home” market to many supporters who have attended and cheered this market on since it first opened in 2014, the Hamakua Harvest farmers market is a place to meet and develop relationships with local farmers, vendors, and even other shoppers. The first thing that stands out at this market is the stunning, panoramic view …

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Kiawe Flour Blondie Aina Bars by Vince Dodge of Waianae Gold

These Blondie Aina Bars are made with “golden, sweet smelling, amazing tasting flour” shares Vince Kanai Dodge, who can vividly remember the first time he received and cooked with Kiawe flour, known in America as Mesquite. That first meal was Indian flatbread with a curry dinner and that night a seed was planted with every …

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Sautéed Radish Leaves by Amanda Smith, the Menehune Chef

“The connection to the food and the land is what I fell in love with”, shares Amanda Smith. And after seeing her overall well-being improve once moving to Kauai she knew sustainability and food would be her passion in life. Simple, easy meals like her sautéed radish leaves have helped her to not only feed her …

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Hakalau Farmers Market & FoodShare: A Lovely Afternoon Treat!

You wont find the name Hakalau in the Hawaiian dictionary. But if you search for the words seperately, haka and lau, the definitions are plentiful. Like the people of this land they are numerous and remarkably diverse. One meaning that feels fitting is a platform or perch (haka) for many (lau) members of the community …

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Sugarloaf Pineapple Pina Colada by Hanalei Spirits

The Pina Colada is known for being one of those fruity, frilly drinks ordered poolside on hot summer days. Usually filled with canned or powdered ingredients the Wells’ ohana of Hanalei Spirits blends local ingredients with two of their own Kauai hand-crafted rums, making their signature pina colada recipe a genuinely island cocktail. Hanalei Spirits …

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Cassava Patties by Aunty Kaiulani Odom of Kokua Kalihi Valley

This Cassava Patties recipe is a favorite of Kaiulani, director of the Roots Program at Kokua Kalihi Valley. An incredible non-profit organization working to foster health and healing in the Oahu community by honoring culture and the island’s precious resources. The Roots Cultural Food Hub buys organic produce from local farmers and creates the most …

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Keauhou Farmers Market: 100% Hawaii Island Grown

The Keauhou Farmers Market offers a wide variety of high quality, locally grown produce and value added products. Delicious foods to take home and enjoy later are also available. Market specials and competitive pricing transform weekly grocery shopping into a Saturday adventure at this Big Island farmers market. Conveniently located in the parking lot of the …

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Kahumana Organic Farms Farmers Market: Straight from the Source

How far do your veggies and fruits travel to get to you? When you buy from Kahumana Farmers Market, a lot of the produce comes from a certified organic farm just 5 minutes away. If you ever wondered how farms operate, the Farmers Market at Kahumana Organic Farms can give you a great picture. Produce …

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Hanalei Farmers Market: Inviting Extended Ohana to Connect

The love of family and community inspired the creation of this space. A place for everybody to use and gather, meet and celebrate. If you have ever visited this Hanalei farmers market you will know the feeling precisely. The spirit of its founders can still be felt in the walls of its hale (buildings) and …

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Taro Vodka Bloody Mary by Hanalei Spirits

This Bloody Mary recipe gets an added boost from Hanalei Spirits Taro Vodka— a delightful liquor that creates a new avenue for local farmers to sell their taro. Staying true to their passion for supporting local and respecting Kauai’s natural resources, the Hanalei Spirits family buys organically grown taro exclusively from north shore farmers— the …

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