Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Susie Weaver at Kona Dragonfruit Farm on the Big Island. Let me tell you, I have a whole new appreciation for this unique fruit. Dragonfruit is not easy to grow and requires a lot of meticulous attention. Due to this year's rainy and wet weather, this season's crop was very limited. The few flowers that did grow needed to be hand pollinated at very early in the morning, as this fruit-bearing cactus blooms while it is still dark.
We are so excited and honored to be voted Hawaii’s Best Poke and we take pride in living up to that honor everyday for our customers. As we say in our slogan, we're “Hawaii’s Home for Poke” and we stand by this by offering a Double Money Back Guarantee. We are always committed to delivering the best poke in the islands! Thank you for all the voters that voted for us, we will ... more »
During the 80's, Hawaii had about 20 dairy farms and it produced most of its own milk. However, between 1999 and 2008 many of Hawaii's dairies starting closing their doors, including four on Oahu and three on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's dairies were going the way of pineapple and sugar. Even at a time of renewed interest in diversifying the island's agriculture and increasing it's self-reliance, dairies are succumbing to price pressures, mainland competition and a lack of local ... more »
This weekend is shaping up to be loaded with lots of fun in the sun as we celebrate our Independence day once again… As you all furiously go about planning your holiday menus, here is a quick idea that you may want to consider, as it is a nice addition to the usual picnic and grilling suspects that we often find here in Hawaii.
On behalf of all 2,500 of us who are part of the Foodland family, I want to thank you for voting us Hawaii’s Best Grocery Store in the Honolulu Star Advertiser’s 2011 People’s Choice Awards. We received the news with excitement, pride, and gratitude – excitement to be on top, pride in what we have accomplished together, and perhaps most importantly, gratitude to you, our customers, for making this achievement possible.
We wanted to share this recall with our customers and let you know that this does not impact products that we carry at Foodland. The recalled Dole Italian Blend Salads are the foodservice packs coming out of Springfield, Missouri. Our salads are packed and shipped out of California. Here is the official statement below:
Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Italian Blend Salads
06/23/2011 10:24 AM EDT
This week we have mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms on sale. Choose from your standard button mushroom (mainland grown) or try one of our many varieties of mushrooms grown by Hamakua Mushrooms. Hamakua Mushrooms is dedicated to producing the freshest and highest quality gourmet and medicinal mushrooms available in Hawaii. Their 16,000 sq. ft. facility is environmentally controlled and uses a growing process that allows them to produce mushrooms without synthetic fertilizers, ... more »
When Foodland Hawaii Kai opened its doors in 1963, it was the first supermarket in a young, but growing community. The store was our 15th Foodland – one that exemplified the vision and foresight of our founder in opening and investing in communities our competitors thought were too small to deserve attention. Over the years, as Hawaii Kai grew, new stores and competition did come to the community. Yet, through all this change, our store remained dedicated to its customers who had been so ... more »