Hawaii's Farmers Markets

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Hawaiian Rainbow Farms
All kinds of good stuff can be found at Hawaiian Rainbow Farms.  This day they offered dried coconut, dried papaya, dried apple bananas, fresh and delicious tomatoes, lemonade and coconut water.  They also offered an interesting assortment of bath soaps.  Visit their web site at www.hawaiianrainbowfarms.com 
Alma's Garden
Alma and her friend bring their homegrown produce to the market every Wednesday.  They have local favorites like green onions, pineapples, kobacha pumpkins, green beans, zucchini and eggplants.
Kawaihae Card Company
Nancy Botticelli is a gifted and fun loving artist.  Her cards, for all occassions, are high quality and beautifully done.  She gently embraces the kolohe (mischevious) and fun nature of Hawaii humor.    
To see more of her work visit www.kawaihaecards.com
Ti de L'Arbra
It's easy to see that Ti has a deep connection with nature in all of her work; flower mandalas, jewerlry, 
illustrations and fiber art.  When I met her this day she had just sat down for lunch.  I stared down at the photograph I was holding.  She had taken a close up of a bunch of flowers.  I turned to talk with her and noticed that her salad matched the color perfectly.  Ti's work was recently featured in a Hawaiian arts guild exhibition.  Between creative projects Ti also provides holistic bodywork.  
For more info you can contact her at (805)705-9239.

The Pukalani Stables Midweek Farmers Market in Waimea is located near down town Kamuela behind the Parker Ranch Shopping Center.  The hustle and bustle of this busy little town quickly fades away as you pass the shopping center and drive a little further to the outskirts of town.  The Waimea hill country gives way to the vast open plains.  Then your eyes are compelled to look upward, to the summit of Mauna Kea where you can easily see the observatories   Before long, the sights, sounds and aromas of the approaching market re-capture your attention.   Not unlike the Waimea Town Farmers Market, the Pukalani Stables market has a very relaxed and easy going feel.  There are fruit and veggie vendors, jams and jellies vendors, a woman who does magical things with chocolate and gentle Hawaiian music to lure you in.

Pukalani Stables
Waimea Midweek Farmers Market 

open Wednesday 9a.m. - 4p.m.
All About Chocolate
Owner Pua Yamashita is a gifted chocolatier.  When you step up to the All About Chocolate booth your senses are immediately in overdrive.  A dilemma will ensue.  Awed, you will stand there, drooling and trying to answer the day's most difficult question.  Which one will you get?  You will, of course, want all of it.  But, as Confucius said, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  Anyway, there really is only one answer.  Get something for now and a little something for later.... 
Pua will make truffles, cakes, pies and favors for your weddings, birthdays and anniversaries or any other special occassion you might be planning.  Contact her at (808)895-0110.
​Goo Farms
Goo Farms is a family owned and operated business in Kamuela.  Sheila and her family grow fresh 
organic produce and beautiful cut flowers like protea, sunflowers and many others.  

I was particularly interessted in their composting with Bokashi system.  Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning 'fermented organic matter'.  EM or Effective Microorganisms are used to inoculate wheat bran or rice hulls.  The inoculated bran or hulls allows for easy handling of the EMs as opposed to having to deal with liquid EM.  If you were to use Bokashi for your compost pile or compost bucket as shown below then you would sprinkle a little of the bokashi on the pile or in the bucket as new compost is added.   For infomation contact Evann at (808)756-3200. 
AAC paniolo pie
ACC Chocolate torte
AAC yummy caramel filled chocolates
AAC a dizzying combination of apple pie, macnuts and caramel
AAC paniolo pies by the slice