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Pau Hana Friday for June 28

Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple. Daniel Lane photo

Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple. Daniel Lane photo


NEWS:

Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple

Hole in the Mountain Farm has launched their website, www.kauaisugarloaf.com so you can ship a sweet taste of Kauai home. Owner Paul Huber, and his little dog assistant Panda, have planted 500 Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple in the last couple of weeks. They are well on their way to having Sugarloaf year round, and debunking the myth that Sugarloaf is only a summer crop.
“We have a large crop of beautiful field ripened and hand selected Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple ready for harvest that will be available for sale at Kukuiua Market in Poipu,” says Paul’s wife Jude. “I will be attending both the Wednesday Kukuiula Market and the Saturday Kauai Community College Market regularly and will continue to have Kauai Sugarloaf available for many months to come.
If you are visiting Kauai, Jude has been working closely with the Department of Agriculture. She always brings a few specially selected Kauai Sugarloaf Pineapple, to the market, which have been prepared for shipment/hand carry. The airport agricultural inspection will allow you to carry these Kauai Sugarloaf out of the state to anywhere in the United States, Canada, and Japan.

The Beach House Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Beach House Restaurant in Poipu. Daniel Lane photo

The Beach House Restaurant in Poipu. Daniel Lane photo


Honored as a top performing restaurant as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site, the Beach House restaurant announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10-percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

The Facts Behind the Project for Kauai Community Empowerment

Growing aquaponic lettuce at the Kauai Community College. Daniel Lane photo

Growing aquaponic lettuce at the Kauai Community College. Daniel Lane photo


The Community Empowerment Project will employ methods of community engagement and empowerment that have proven successful in cities across the US and Europe. These methods will engage community organizations and members in taking responsibility for planning and implementing systems of food production and distribution that will satisfy their basic needs. These systems focus on increasing the number of home and community gardens and small local farms, and employ techniques of organic farming, aquaponics production of fish and vegetables, and other advanced crop production techniques. The food is harvested and distributed to various consumer groups in that community and the resulting income provides for the continued growth and successful expansion of the project.

Pau Hana Friday for June 21

Lychee were in season on last Friday's farm tour. Mom went crazy over them! Marta Lane photo

Lychee were in season on last Friday’s farm tour. Mom went crazy over them! Marta Lane photo


NEWS:

Tasting Kauai

Mom and dad left last Friday, after they went on our day-long culinary tour. It was a long day for my 83-year-old parents, but they enjoyed themselves! Dan and I got back to work on Monday, with the full intention of finishing up the paperback version of our restaurant guidebook. Wouldn’t you know it? Dan got two jobs that sidetracked him. We couldn’t put off our friends at Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts or the Kauai Visitors Bureau so Dan spent the week designing a 12-foot by 8-foor banner for Salty Wahine to use at a trade show in New York, and taking shots of the Kauai Museum for the visitors bureau. He did get some time yesterday to work on it, so I am hopeful the paperback will be available by the end of this month.