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Gardening in Hawaii: 5 Reasons Why You Need an Organic Garden

Linda Bailey’s veggie garden in Texas. Linda Bailey photo. This post is contributed by Linda Bailey from She is a Texas-based writer who specializes in housekeeping, green living, home décor, and more. She welcomes your comments which can be sent to b.lindahousekeeping @ Many people have considered growing more food on their own, though…

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August 13, 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

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

11th Biannual Seed and Plant Exchange

Get Kauai Grown seeds from Regenerations Botanical Garden at the Seed Exchange. Daniel Lane photo St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th, noon until 5 p.m., Church of the Pacific in Princeville, free Forest Shomer is headlining this Seed and Plant Exchange with his presentation entitled Shoulders of Our Ancestors. Shomer is the owner and operator of Inside…

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February 24, 2013

USDA Announces Request for Applications for FY 2014 Farm to School Grants

Children love fresh produce, especially when they have a hand in growing it. Daniel Lane photo. National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools and Provides New Economic Opportunities for Producers of All Kinds Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced the release of a request for applications (RFA) for the latest round of USDA’s…

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February 9, 2013

The Rancher's Daughter

Sharleen Andrade-Balmores is The Rancher’s Daughter. Photo courtesy of Sharleen Andrade-Balmores Sharleen Andrade-Balmores was born and raised in Kauai where her family has been ranching for five generations. She will be selling gourmet cuts of beef from the Andrade Cattle Company under her company name The Rancher’s Daughter tomorrow at the Flavors of Kukuiula in…

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February 5, 2013