James the Farmers’ Friend
You have to try one of the best tasting pear varieties we have here at Foodland, the California Apple Pear! Similar to the taste and texture of an Asian Pear, these California Apple pears are exceptionally sweet and delicious. Personally, I love the crunch and sweet fragrance of the Apple Pear! And, they are on sale this week at Foodland.
Beautiful Bing Cherries are on sale this week at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores. These sweet summer treats make for a wonderful snack anytime, and are also great in pies, fruit salads, and of course to top your favorite ice cream!
Here are some helpful tips on picking and storing Bing Cherries:
How to pick Bing Cherries
We’re working with farmers who think the same way we do here at Foodland - that taste is number one. These growers are the best and they leave the fruit on the trees longer, so the fruit actually ripens on the tree. That really allows the fruit to have a higher sugar content. So the fruit that you’ll find in our stores this summer will be the sweetest fruit available anywhere. The sweetest apples, cherries, berries, melons, peaches, pineapples, and a whole lot more that your family will ... more »
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 »
With all the beautiful sunny weather we've had recently, our local lychee farmers have been sharing news that the sunny days have made for a good lychee season. We've worked with several Hawaii farms to bring you sweet and juicy lychee that is perfect to enjoy on these hot summer days.
Whether you like them served nice and cold, or even frozen, these sweet treats are both fragrant and refreshing. Peeling the unique shell off of these fruits is a little bit of a challenge, but the ... more »
We now have Sweet & Juicy Gold Nugget Tangerines available at your local Foodland! Gold Nugget Tangerines are so easy to peel you’ll be enjoying their juicy, seedless segments in seconds! The season for this Tangerine is only through May, so you’ll need to enjoy it while it’s here. This is my personal favorite Tangerine, and while I really enjoy Clementine’s as well, I think the Gold Nugget Tangerine is even sweeter and juicer.
If you like Sweet Cantaloupe, you’ll definitely enjoy the Magnificent Cantaloupe, grown exclusively by Del Monte. This melon has an exceptional aroma, an extra sweet flavor profile, and a juicy texture which can be experienced in every bite.
You may also notice that the seed cavity is much smaller than a normal cantaloupe and that the sweet juicy fruit extends all the way to the rind. In addition to the traditional nutritional benefits that a cantaloupe typically offers, the ... more »
We're featuring Citrus Fruits this week, and they are all very sweet and tasty! I just wanted to give you a brief description on each of our citrus variety, so that you know what you are buying:
Clementine – This is like a tangerine, but almost always seedless and very easy to peel. Clementines are also very sweet. The exterior is a deep orange color, with a smooth glossy appearance.
Many customers have reached out to us with questions about bagged salad in our Foodland stores and we wanted to let all of our customers know that the recall does not impact any products we carry.
The bagged salad in question with potential E.coli contamination was packaged by Ready Pac Foods Inc. and the voluntary recall applies only to products that were not sold in any Foodland or Sack N Save locations.
For customers who have questions or want to read more about the ... more »