Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So Fresh and So Green

Your trip to the farmers’ market used to be a weekend thing – but now, there’s one on every day of the week. Here, we’ve got the dirt on the latest crop, so you can get fresh on any day – just take your pick.

What: Hawai‘i Kai Farmers' Market
When: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
Where: Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center, 6700 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy.
Fresh Picks: Hit up this single vendor market for fresh produce, including locally grown veggies, fruits, herbs and more.
Details: For more info, call 808.396.0766 or click here.

What: Ward Centers Farmers' Market
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ward Warehouse parking lot, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
Fresh Picks: Come ready to eat, as this market serves up a ton of delicious hot dishes, including Ray's huli huli chicken, braised pork sliders from Kronik Berry, Filipino cuisine from Manang Food, and steak plates from No Bull Steaks. There's even tasty baked treats from The Bread of Life and hand-pounded poi from Mana 'Ai, not to mention fresh fruits and veggies from Mahiku Farms and Bounthum Farm.
Details: For more info, call 808.225.4002 or click here.

What: Honolulu Farmers' Market
When: 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Blaisdell Arena parking lot, 777 Ward Ave.
Fresh Picks: Along with fresh produce and plants from WOW Farm, Kahuku Farms, and Kogachi Orchids, score seafood from Big Island Abalone, and hot bentos and donburi from Natsunoya Tea House.
Details: Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation. For more info, click here.

What: Kailua Thursday Night Farmers' Market
When: 5 to 7:30 p.m
Where: Kailua Town Center Parking Garage, 609 Kailua Rd. (behind Longs Drugs)
Fresh Picks: Stop by after work and pick up fresh produce from Vilath Farm and Maunawili Greens, organic juices and sorbets from Land of Organica, hand-made ColdFyyre ice cream, roasted corn from Kahuku Farms, and hot dinner plates from Starpoint Catering, Da Spot, and the Hawaiian Style Chili Company.
Details: For more info, click here.

What: Fort Street Open Market
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Wilcox Park (fronting Macy's)
Fresh Picks: Head here for fresh veggies and fruits, a wide array of orchids, flowers and plants, scrumptious bread and pastries from Ba-Le Bakery, sandwiches from Island Gourmet Bread, and lots of local jewelry, fashion accessories and crafts.

What: KCC Farmers' Market
When: 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Where: Kapiolani Community College, Parking Lot C, 4303 Diamond Head Rd.
Fresh Picks: Come early for the hot breakfast plates, prepared by a different restaurant each week, and stay for the fresh produce from Nalo Farms and Blue Lotus Farms, baked goods from KCC’s culinary students, and locally made tropical jams and jellies, cheeses, and honey from Naked Cow Dairy, Latitude 22, and Big Island Bees.
Details: For more info, call 808.947.3804 or click here.

What: Hale‘iwa Farmers’ Market
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Hawai‘i 83 & Joseph Leong Highway
Fresh Picks: This solar powered, green market serves up fresh food on bio-compostable plates and utensils. Snag produce from Kahuku Farms, MA'O Organics, and Mohala Farms, tasty burritos from Moss Catering, and sweet treats from Le Crepe Café. Just remember to bring your own shopping tote, as this market is plastic bag free.
Details: For more info, call 808.388.9696 or click here.


Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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