Mango Chutney, Stewing Chickens, & Spreading the LOVE

Farmers’ Market News
July 23, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 29

Aloha FarmLovers!

This Sunday in KailuaTown we have our second in the “Discover You Can: Learn, Make Share” Series, made possible through the support of Jardin (makers of Ball Jars & FoodSaver.) Skya Boudousquie of Ola Loa Wellness will be teaching how to make probiotic-rich, live-fermented Mango Chutney with locally grown mango. He will also make spicy Pickled Pineapple Spears with locally grown Thai chili peppers and pineapple. Customers will learn how to best store their ripe bananas in the freezer using the FoodSaver system. Lots of giveaways and fun for all!

TIN ROOF RANCH CHICKENStin roog new signage

Please call LuAnn at Tin Roof Ranch to order your Stewing Chickens for this week, then pick them up at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market on Thursday. These are organic, pasture-raised, delicious for broth, soup or any type of slow cooking with liquid.  $3.00/lb. (BONUS: The birds listen to classical music all day!) Call 808-778-9065.

PLEASE VOTE for Your Favorite Farmers’ Market!

It is that time of year again, When American Farmland Trust asks you “Who do you love!?” We appreciate you casting your votes for Favorite Farmers’ Market for our FarmLovers Markets! They also ask you to state about how much you plan to spend at the market this week… there is no way for them to know whether you went over or under… they just want to get an idea of how much folks spend at the markets. Click your favorite below and MAHALO!

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.

EAT FRESH!

For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Creamy Avocado & Hatch Chili Chicken Crepechiladas

 
find recipe here from HalfBakedHarvest.

Cuban Avocado, Watercress & Mango Salad

 
find the Food52 recipe here


Coconut Mango Pops

 
click  for recipe from SkinnyTaste

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A few reasons why we love you…

Farmers’ Market News
July 16, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 28

Aloha FarmLovers-

Here at FarmLovers, we are all about supporting LOCAL. That means more than our amazing farmers, ranchers, fishermen, foodies and artisans… that also means YOU! We are thrilled to be part of your weekly routine, and honored that you think of us when consider what to serve on your tables meal after meal. Thank you for supporting our farmers, and feeding your loved ones with the freshest possible produce! We love seeing you in the market aisles, and look forward to many, many more market days in the years to come. Let us know how we can better serve you… Mahalo!

We are getting super healthy over at Kakaako. Have you noticed the great line-up of wholesome offerings? We have Cultured Brew serving up an array of probiotics from kombucha to kim chi, Ruth’s Juice concocting delicious organic fresh-pressed juices, Liscious Dishes keeping it real with raw, vegan sweets and savories,  Olakai Hawaii’s tender and crisp sea asparagus, Ma’O organics keeping it real with their amazing greens, and so much more. This week, try something you’ve never tried before and let us know what you think!

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.

AT THE MARKETS





EAT FRESH!

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy! Stay cool, and eat well. For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Aloha Tempeh Stirfry

find recipe here from LifeFoods. You can swing by Life Foods booth at all our markets this week, to pick up a few ingredients for this yummy stir fry!

Thai Chili & Cucumber Salad


find the recipe here

Coconut-Buttermilk Poundcake

 click for recipe from TraceysCulinaryAdventures

Four Homemade Coffee Syrups

recipe from How Sweet It Is.

Spatchcocking a Chicken (No it isn’t naughty) 

check out this video from NYTimes

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Two easy ways to support Small Family Farmers

Farmers’ Market News
July 9, 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 27

Aloha FarmLovers!

Obviously, you shop every week at the farmers’ market – filing those bags with the freshest produce grown by local family farmers – but how else can we support the small family farmers?

Every legislative session, there are bills that come up that directly impact our farmers. Some beneficial, others detrimental. Supporting candidates who support our farmers who sustainably grow “local food for local consumption” is an easy way to serve the greater good. With nearly 90% of our food being imported, we need to take huge strides toward self sufficiency. If you have moved since you last registered to vote… you are running out of time to update that address before the upcoming Primary Election on August 9th. Click here  to download the form, and make sure to mail it in by Thursday, July 10th!

It is time for another fun-filled Food & Farming Celebration with  Hawaii Farmers Union United! This month the potluck will take place at the beautiful Mohala Farm in Waialua. You don’t have to be a farmer to join… you just have to like them. These celebrations are a great way to meet your farmers, share some aloha, and learn a little something. Come early for the the farm tour and stay late for the fun. This Monday, July 14, 5-8pm. Call Pamela with questions, 808-388-9696.

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.

AT THE MARKETS

 

EAT FRESH!

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy! Stay cool, and eat well. For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Wraps


find recipe here

Rosemary, Sea Salt & Vinegar Beet Chips

 click for recipe from Running to the Kitchen

Green Tea Coconut Popsicles

 recipefrom 40 Aprons

5 Tips for Simple Summer Entertaining

check out this article from Food52

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Enjoy These Fresh Picnic Ideas!

 Farmers’ Market News
July 2 2014 – Vol. 6 Issue 26

Aloha FarmLovers!

Summer is here, and it’s time for family picnics, beachy afternoons, fireworks and cool evenings spent with friends on the lanai! We’ve got some great recipes for you (below) to help with all summery occasions. Start with fresh produce, add aloha, and serve. Have fun!

Well, Coffee Fest 2014 was a blast! Thanks to each and every one of the 4000+ who came out to celebrate Hawaii’s coffee growers and roasters! Big MAHALOs to our Coffee Fest sponsors Hawaii Coffee Association, Dole’s Waialua Estate Coffee, Daylight Mind Coffee Company and Ward Centers for making all this fun possible!

 Thanks to Brandon for these photos!

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 Kakaako Farmers’ Market & the Ward Warehouse click here.
 

AT THE MARKETS

 

EAT FRESH!

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy! Stay cool, and eat well. For these ideas and more, please check out our FarmLovers Pinterest pages!

 

Pressed Roasted Vegetable Sandwich

 click here for this recipe from Family Style Food

Shaved Golden Beet, Carrot and Radish Salad


click for recipe from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Black Rice Salad with Mangoes and Cashews

recipe from The Endless Meal

How to Make a Flag Cake for the Fourth of July


check out this article from Food52
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