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Happy New Year from the Foodland Seafood Team!

With our melting pot of cultures here in Hawaii, it has become part of the local culture to celebrate the New Year with delicious seafood. Some of us believe that a New Year's seafood feast will bring us prosperity in the New Year, and others feel that eating shrimp will lead to longevity. You might even see a whole fish plated at your family get-together, often symbolizing abundance and success in the New ... more »

Happy Thanksgiving to All

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, all of us at Foodland want to thank you for your business throughout the year. We feel very fortunate to be the only remaining local supermarket with stores throughout the state and are truly honored that you have voted us Hawaii's Best Grocery Store. Believe me, we know these things would not be possible without all of you. You challenge us to be better, you inspire us to find new ways to improve our service to you, and you support us with ... more »

Flyin’ Hawaiian Poke – It’s Official!

We are so excited about our new partnership with Shane Victorino and excited to announce the winner of our Flyin’ Hawaiian Poke. Without further waiting…the winner is HOME PLATE!

We wanted our customers to be a part of this partnership as well which is why we had you try the “bases” in 14 of our stores and then come online and vote for your favorite. We had over 4,600+ votes for the different bases and home plate is the big winner. This is the flavor that has great crunch with ... more »

Isolated Farm's Green Onion Disposal does not impact Foodland

Many customers have reached out to us with questions about green onions in our Foodland stores and we wanted to let all of our customers know that the recent cease of sales from Wong Hon Hin farms does not impact any products we carry.

The Department of Health required Wong Hon Hin Farms in Waianae to destroy and dispose of approximately 800 pounds of fresh Green Onions today due to presence of an unapproved pesticide found on the product. While we do buy product from Wong Hon Hin ... more »

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The first annual Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival kicks off this Thursday evening. The three-day event in Honolulu will showcase dishes using the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry prepared by a roster of internationally renowned master chefs. As a locally owned company that understands the value of buying local, Foodland is a proud sponsor of this Festival.

OnoPops - handmade in Hawaii!

I like to do the Master Cleanse a couple of times a year to help regulate my system and get rid of accumulated toxins. For those of you who have never done it, you basically don’t eat any food for 10 days and live on a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. It’s an amazing experience to go through and I always come out of it with an increased appreciation of food!

I was on day 5 of the cleanse when Josh and Joe from more »

Give Aloha 2011

With Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, in full swing and running through the end of September, I've heard that inquiring minds want to know who to give to. Indeed, with over 500 participating non-profits -- who all do great work for our community to choose from, deciding who to support can be a daunting task. So here are a few tips to think about...

Eat Local Challenge

Well, it's that time to challenge ourselves to eating 100% local again! I don't know about you, but I found the 2010 Kanu Hawaii Eat Local Challenge to be fun and really enlightening. As you may recall, last year I wrote recipes that were mostly local, but this year, I thought that some of you may want to step it up a notch and decide to go 100% local.

Living Garden Succulent Plants

This week I am thrilled to introduce locally grown and assembled Living Garden Succulent Plants. These hardy beauties come to us from the creativity of Terri and Greg Lee who are the owners and designers of 1st Look Exteriors.

Each of the Living Garden Succulent Plants were assembled by hand by Terri and Greg themselves. It amazes me the care, attention and pride that Terri and Greg put into each and every one of these creations.

Local Hamakua Mushrooms

Back in June, I introduced the locally grown Hamakua Mushrooms. You learned a little about the farm and the different mushrooms that are grown by Hamakua Mushrooms. We ran it on special so I’m sure a lot of you got to taste how delicious they are!

Even though I told you they are grown here in Hawaii (the packaging notates this too,) I feel there are still some of who can’t believe they are grown in Hawaii! So, I went to ... more »

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