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 make the trek. All from a little gem of a farm known as Hāna Fresh Farm.
Hāna Fresh Farm was founded in 2003 to support the mission of Hāna Health - to improve the health and wellness of the district of Hāna. Particularly, the focus remains on Native Hawaiians and those who are underserved due to financial, cultural and geographic barriers. The farm project began as a way to provide fresh, nutritious garden grown vegetables and fruit to the Hāna Health Mai E ‘Ai nutrition program for the elderly or kupuna.
Dedicated to organic cultivation and certified by the Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA), the farm project concept was created to provide nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables for Hāna Health’s healthy meals programs, and furthermore to expand access to better produce for the entire Hāna community.
Since late 2007, Cheryl Vasconcellos, the Executive Director of Hāna Health, has been providing our R. Field produce department with a bountiful selection of fresh organic produce—everything from baby arugula, baby fennel, baby toscano, red chidori kale, baby Italian heirloom, red and yellow tomatoes, baby red and green okra, escarole, baby orange carrots, baby English cucumbers, baby leeks, as well as a wide selection of fresh herbs. Depending on the season she will have different products available, and to this day, she calls every week to let us know what is available. It's hard to describe how fresh and flavorful the produce is, and I highly encourage you to come and try it out! Click on the picture below to learn more about R. Field Company located inside Foodland Beretania, Foodland Kailua, Foodland Farms Lahaina, and Foodland Farms Aina Haina.
While tasting a locally made smoked Ahi Spread at R. Field Wine Co., the usual "OMG" can be heard after that first bite. The combination of this lightly smoked spread and a thin, crisp "Waterwheel" or “Lavosh” cracker is the best pairing! It is impossible to just have a taste....this great tasting spread demands instantly for more. While the best pairing is on cracker, others have tried it ... more »
Chocolate on a Mission opened in October of 2011. It is a chocolate factory on the Mission’s third floor. The purpose of Chocolate on a Mission was to help provide financial support to The River of Live Mission organization. All proceeds from Chocolate on a Mission go towards helping individuals get a fresh new start.
Funny shapes and unique colors make heirloom tomatoes stand out next to your typical red tomato. But don't let their natural Halloween costumes intimidate you, these gourmet tomatoes have an exceptional flavor profile and can be used in a variety of different dishes.
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.
New food trends and so called "Super Foods" seem to be popping up every month. With all the hype surrounding certain food trends, it can be hard for the average consumer to get a handle on what some of these terms mean and how these foods directly affect our health and bodies. Recently two such foods have been receiving a great deal of notoriety in the press and can now easily be found on health food store shelves, five star restaurant menus, your neighbor's garden, vegan cookbooks and ... more »
The term “Artisan” has been sort of loosely thrown about lately, but what does it really mean? Well, the definition of "artisan" is a person or company that makes a high-quality, distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand and using traditional methods...
So when I think of truly "Artisan" foods, Cristiano Creminelli and his line of handcrafted cured meats made from old time family recipes comes to mind.
Don’t miss this rare chance to meet an authentic British cheese maker! Janette Scarth, from Wensleydale-Belton Farm in the U.K., will be talking about the history of the venerable creamery and will be handing out samples of their wide selection in our stores this week. Wensleydale cheese has been made in the town of Wensleydale, Yorkshire since 1150 A.D. Today, the Wensleydale Creamery is the only company to craft Wensleydale ... more »
Oscar Parties are a fun way to celebrate Oscar night, and how else to celebrate Hollywood's most glamorous star-studded evening than with our most gourmet foods from R. Field Wine Company? Here are our nominees for Best Appetizers and Best Supporting Pairings!
Caviar: To really get into that Red Carpet mood, try our fine selection of caviars such as Osetra (1oz jar) or American Bowfin (7oz tin). Paired with a delicious bottle of Krug Champagne, you'll be the star host of the ... more »