Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just in from Hawaii - Part 2: Treats from the Honolulu Farmers' Market

 Even Islanders get excited about local foods!  

One thing Chris and I talk about is our hope that local eating is not only a trend (which it is currently), but something that is sustainable throughout people's lives.  It seems everywhere we go, every vacation we take, at every farmers' market we happen across, we find people who are excited about local eating.  This includes the Islanders, as you can see from the picture we took at the Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market.  The sign in the picture is true..."it matters."  We hope that those of you beginning to eat more locally produced foods continue to do this into old age, and teach your children and grandchildren (or nephews, or friends, or whoever is in your life) to do the same. 

Some of my favorite things from the Honolulu farmers' market included:

Sampling local honey infused with macadamia nuts, ginger and various florals.

Enjoying lilikoi shave ice, also known as passion fruit which grows on the island.

Being amazed at the variety of local flavors OnoPops, the handmade Hawaiian Popsicle stand, had for sale.   Try making a local Chocolate Dipped Tangerine or Pineapple Vanilla Popsicle in Kansas!

This is what vacation is for...but I'm always happy to return to the breadbasket, and our local season will be here before you know it!

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