How excited all of us were to learn that we were voted “best grocery store” by the readers of Honolulu Magazine – for the second year in a row. This recognition means a great deal to us as it came not from a panel of editors or experts, but from the people who know us, our stores, and our employees best --- all of YOU!
For those of us who grew up in Hawaii, certain local foods always stir feelings of comfort. These are the foods we think about on a cold wintry day at college and the ones we long for after night upon night of eating out when traveling. Simple and unfussy, they are foods that make us feel good -- dishes we associate with the warmth and comfort of home.
Our Share a Holiday Feast program began 24 years ago, the brainchild of a generous Pukalani, Maui customer who purchased several extra turkeys and asked our store director to give them to needy families in the area. She called to tell us that she believed other customers would like to do the same, and asked whether Foodland could help make it possible. Our company founder, Maurice J. Sullivan, was agreeable to the idea and, in the first year of the program, customers provided over 500 ... more »
All of us here at Foodland are excited to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family -- Foodland Kapolei. If this sounds a bit like a birth announcement, that's because opening a new store really is a bit like having a baby. Not only are there the months of preparation and planning of every last detail and the steps taken to ensure the new addition will be happy and healthy, but there's also the anxiousness, excitement, and ... more »
Kumu Farms actually began right here on Oahu’s North Shore in 1980, on just 2 acres of land. Since then, they've migrated to the island of Molokai, and now farm over 120 acres on the Mahana-Ho’olehua Plain. Each week, they harvest 20,000 pounds of papaya, 4,000 pounds of Sweet Basil, and 500 pounds of other fresh herbs, including many specialty crops. And today, over half of their acreage is co-certified Organic.
Man how time flies! Can you believe that it is time again for the Eat Local Challenge? I know that we typically focus on this challenge once a year, but how did you do all year? Were you able to incorporate more items into your day to day diet? I hope so!
What do you get when you combine a Hawaii Farmer and Hawaii Chef at Foodland? Great tasting food made with the freshest local ingredients from the farm to market! It’s exactly what you’ll find when you attend Foodland’s “Hawaii’s Farmers and Chefs” events at Foodland on Saturday, August 25th and September 1st.
One of our favorite Hawaii Grown fruits is in season and on sale this week at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores. Grown by the Kona Dragon Fruit Company on the Big Island, this beautiful Dragon Fruit comes in shades of green, red, purple, and pink. The flesh of the fruit inside can range from purple, pink, red and even white with tiny edible black seeds.
The sweet flavor and texture is similar to that of a kiwi mixed with a pear, but you really have to try it for yourself ... more »
A couple of months ago, a group of thirty volunteers from our Foodland and Sack N Save ohana returned to Maʻo Farms in Waianae’s Lualualei Valley for our much anticipated quarterly GIVE day (Get Involved, Volunteer Environmentally). We all looked forward to spending the morning working in the fields planting, weeding and harvesting, but more importantly reconnecting with the knowledgeable and passionate student interns and staff at Maʻo. Since this was our fourth visit over the past ... more »
We were so honored and excited to find out that you voted Foodland Hawaii’s Best Poke once again, that we wanted to learn from you, which of our stores you thought made the best poke in Hawaii and which variety was your favorite!