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Archive: Mar 2013

Pau Hana Friday for March 29

Nori Wrap at Coconut Cup and Juice Bar in Kapaa. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Coconut Cup Juice Bar Coconut Cup is now selling two kinds of breakfast burritos: Black Forest ham and cheese or roasted red pepper, organic spinach and cheese. “They are made with organic eggs, wrapped in spinach tortillas, and served with Sal’s…

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March 29, 2013

Waipa Music Festival

Local musicians at Waipa’s Kalo Festival will return this April. Daniel Lane photo The Waipa Foundation invites you to their first ever Music Festival on Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “E komo mai!” Says event coordinator Kalen Kelekoma. “Join us for the day at Waipa’s beautiful Halulu Fishpond, along Hanalei Bay….

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March 28, 2013

Beekeepers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides

Our bees need protecting. Daniel Lane photo   Last Thursday, four beekeepers and five environmental and consumer groups filed a public interest lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its failure to protect pollinators from dangerous pesticides. The coalition, represented by attorneys for the Center for Food Safety (CFS), seeks suspension of the…

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March 26, 2013

Roy’s Coffee, A Royal Kona Sellout

Roy Yamaguchi tells me how he encouraged farmers to grow for Roy’s restaurants. Daniel Lane photo.   I’m a big fan of Roy Yamaguchi. He makes gorgeous food that tastes delicious, and he’s a nice guy. I had the honor of meeting him, and we talked about the challenges of sourcing from local farms and…

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March 24, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for March 22

NEWS: Four stages of noni growth. Daniel Lane photo Hawaiian Health Ohana If you’ve perused these webpages for awhile, you likely know that I am a huge fan of noni. As a freelance writer, I write. A lot. Awhile back, my right forearm was seriously complaining and I couldn’t type. I had deadlines, so I…

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March 22, 2013

Farm Fresh Goodies from One Song Farm

Lisa and Sun at their farm Kumu Aina which means “land as teacher”. Daniel Lane photo The gardens at One Song are abundant and overflowing with potential players for the season to come. Farmers Lisa Fuller and Sun have opened up 1/4 acre of growing beds in the field and Lisa’s very excited about having…

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March 19, 2013

Farm Fresh Pineapple And Rambutan

Rambutan sale at Banana Joe’s. Jude Huber photo   Right now, Hole in the Mountain Farm has some of the most beautiful, extra large, deliciously ripe rambutan, and have made arrangements with Banana Joe’s Fruit Stand in Kilauea to participate in a specially priced rambutan sale. The sale will continue until the harvest is completed,…

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March 18, 2013

Making Unfermented Noni Juice

Ripe noni is soft and translucent. Daniel Lane photo     Noni fruit is a medicinal food that Polynesians have been using for centuries. In fact, it was so highly prized by the original settlers about 2,000 years ago, they brought it with them when they homesteaded in Hawaii. Noni is one of 24 plants…

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March 17, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for March 15

A bride and groom during sunset at The Beach House. Photo courtesy of The Beach House. NEWS: Kauai Made Food Hub The former Big Save in Lihue is being converted into a food hub which will include retail space, a commercial kitchen and a meat processing facility. The county developed a plan that will use…

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March 15, 2013

Hawaii FoodCorps Seeks Applicants For Service Member Positions

Image courtesy of Malama Kauai. The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members throughout Hawaii who are passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids to help connect our keiki (children) to real food and help them grow up healthy. FoodCorps, a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, operates in 12 states,…

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March 10, 2013