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Local Kona Dragonfruit Farm Visit

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.

Mahalo for Voting Foodland Hawaii’s Best Poke!

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 »

Naked Cow Dairy: A reason to feel good about eating butter again!

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 »

Hawaii's Best Grocery Store

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.

Overwhelmed by your support!

Wow! All of us here at Foodland want to thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support for our Hawaii Kai store. We have been sincerely touched by your overwhelming desire to have us remain a part of your community.

Hamakua Mushrooms

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 »

Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

Here in Hawaii, Graduation is a unique and special event. Friends and family pour countless lei around the neck of a graduating student, often times stacking so high that you can hardly recognize the face of the student buried underneath.

Whether you are graduating from high school or college, Foodland is your graduation headquarters for this momentous occasion. From Haku lei, which sit upon one’s head like a floral crown, to the traditional Orchid or Ti Leaf variety, you’ll find ... more »

Hāna Fresh Farm

The Road to Hāna, Maui is a gorgeous scenic drive connecting Kahului, where Maui's main airport resides (Route 36), to the remote town of Hāna (Route 360), and wrapping it's way down to the south side of the island (Route 31). For all it's beauty, this breathtaking journey is not for the faint of heart, as it winds through hairpin turns, narrow single lane bridges & portions of unpaved highway. Fortunately for us, you can get a taste of Hāna at select Foodland stores without having to ... more »

Celebrating Foodland's 63rd Anniversary

As our company celebrates its 63rd anniversary this week, I can’t help but think about what it must have been like on May 6th, 1948 when our founders, Irish immigrant “Sully” Sullivan and his Chinese immigrant future mother-in law, “Mama” Lau opened the doors to the first Foodland at the corner of Kapiolani and Harding Avenues in Honolulu. I’ve heard the story of that day so many times and looked at the photos so often that if I close my eyes I can almost feel the pride, excitement and ... more »

Honoring Sully at McDonald's Aina Haina Blessing

If you've driven through East Oahu in the last few months and noticed that there were suddenly two McDonald's next door to each other at Aina Haina Shopping Center, you might have wondered what was going on.

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