FARMERS MARKETS IN HAWAII-part 1

FARMERS MARKETS ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII

Kim and I had a fascinating day visiting farmers markets on the Big Island of Hawaii. We were amazed at the number of quality products from local farmers as well as local artists. Below are references to those that we found and others in the area that appear online.

Anyone living here, or visiting, should take some time to stop in at a number of the local farmer’s markets. I have noted below a nonprofit organization committed to bringing local farmers together with folks who want to buy fresh organic produce.

                                 KITCHEN OF CREATION


PO BOX 1118
Captain Cook,
Hawaii, 96704

Customer Service: 808-896-7533

Email: bigislandmamaki@gmail.com

Kitchen of Creation’s Quality Tea:

Professionals, with a decade of experience, hand select and process all organic fresh tea. These teas are grown on farms from all around Big Island Hawaii. Our products are subject to thorough quality inspections. We take pride in providing clean and safe products.

FRESHNESS GUARANTEED: ALL PRODUCTS ARE HARVESTED APPROXIMATELY EVERY WEEK.

We now offer the following products online:
Graviola Leaf tea (whole)
Lemongrass (cut)
Passion Leaf tea (cut)

Emails: bigislandmamaki@gmail.com

              alchemyofcreation@gmail.com 

Mamaki is considered to be one of the five native Hawaiian medicinal plants 

HAWAIIAN MAMAKI TEA

The tea made from dried leaves has
smooth, rich and naturally sweet flavor.

Just a cup a day will elevate mood, energy
and boost the immune system through gentle
purification of blood, tissues, and organs
from environmental toxins.

Hawaiian Mamaki is known to:

  • Support all organs and improve their functions;
  • Balance hormones, blood pressure,
    cholesterol and sugar levels in diabetes;
  • Improve digestion and metabolism;
  • Ease symptoms of asthma, allergies,

arthritis, depression, irritability, and PMS.

www.bigislandandmamaki.com

alchemyofcreation@gmail.com 

Mamaki is considered to be one of the five native Hawaiian medicinal plants 

808-896-7533

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Yo Bagels HI
Aileen and Joe 973-313-2033    Pre-Order, Catering &Wholesale Available

YobagelsHi@gmail.com

973-313-2033    Pre-Order, Catering &Wholesale Available                                            

Pre-Order, Catering &Wholesale Available

We are Aileen and Joe, official food fanatics from the East Coast who settled in Captain Cook, Hawaii back in 2014. Obsessed with food for as long as we can remember, we couldn’t live without a classic New York style bagel.

We even went so far as to transport bagels from New Jersey to Hawaii in our luggage after visits back East. Being avid home chefs, we decided to make some ourselves and voila! Bagel magic in South Kona.

After many tests and trials and only crumbs leftover from friend and family tastings, we decided to share one of our greatest triumphs in the kitchen. Serving ’em up fresh at farmers’ markets,  catering for private events, and wholesale to cafes, look for Yo Bagels and try an Everything!

WHERE TO FIND YO BAGELS

Yo Bagels are now available weekends at the Saturday Market in Keauhou and Sundays at the Pure Kona Market in Captain Cook. Find them throughout the week at Holualoa Gardens Coffeehouse in Holualoa.  Call  973-313-2033 for a catering quote!

You can find Yo Bagels at:

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BIG ISLAND CREAMERY

bigislandcreamery.com

I am sure it is possible that somewhere, someone, may make tastier ice cream than the ice cream from Big island Creamery, but I sure have never tasted it and I have tasted a lot of ice cream all around the world.

I am sure the love that Markus and Laura have for each other is also the main ingredient in their ice cream recipe. Here is a note from their website:

Here is where you find their ice cream in Hawaii (their website includes addresses):

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KONA COMMUNITY GARDENS

Ashley Gonsalves

808 430 0227                                                

Below is a clip from the nonprofit organization localharvest.org which helps folks find and sign up with a local CSA to get local organic, seasonal food directly from the farmer, raised with sustainable farming methods. Many sell “shares” of their crops so “shareholders” can collect a bag or box of produce freshly harvested each week throughout the growing season. To join and collect their vegetables, you can signup to be a participating farmer or a shareholder at localharvest.org.

 

 

 

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HAWAII KOMBUCHA

Quinn   

HawaiiKombucha.com                                                                              808-557-8551

Made from single origin, fair-trade, organic, whole leaf, black tea.

Kombucha Hawaii is not sold in the mainland. They are a nano family-owned craft brewery, our focus is nourishing our local community.

Their products can be found at their owned and operated community focused organic cafe:  kayas cafe,  in South Kona. They practice local no-spray and naturally farmed food, a practice ‘beyond organic’.

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       KEAUHOU FARMERS MARKET

The Kona County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization representing the agricultural community of North and South Kona districts. Its membership is dedicated to improving the quality of life on farms, ranches, and their rural communities.

The Kona chapter is a member of the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, which represents agricultural interests statewide. The Hawaii Farm Bureau is also a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, representing 5.6 million farmers and ranchers at the national and international levels.

As a not-for-profit organization, the Kona County Farm Bureau began the Keauhou Farmers Market in order to provide our farmers with an outlet from which to directly market their products. From the larger perspective, a true “Farmers Market” serves as a powerful educational tool expanding community awareness and building upon the general public’s preference for agricultural products grown and freshly harvested on the Island of Hawai’i.

Blue Journey Farm                                                             

808-657-7708

Here are more vendors you can find at Keauhou Farmers Market:

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TAI SHAN FARM                                                

Kevin and Esther   

www.taishanfarms.com                      

808-929-8913

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KONA ORIGINS

Coconut Milk Chocolate Bars                        

chocolate@konaorigins.com

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OHANA FARM ORCHARDS                                          

John Giblin                                         

Macadamia Nuts; Avocados; Coffee; Tropical Ice  cream                                       

Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704               

808-328-0239            

www.ohanafarmorchards.com

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WILD WAHINE CREATIONS

Michelle is a very creative artist incorporating the spirituality of the Hawaiian culture

Wild Wahine Creations                            

Instagram@wildwahinecreations.com                                                   

Michelle Acbari                                   

808-798-9489

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