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Not your same old Salmon

Wild salmon have lived in the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years. The rich, creamy taste of wild salmon that all of us around the world have come to crave can be attributed to their high oil content. Because of their long spawning run in which they may migrate thousands of miles, these fish fatten up for their voyage, giving them great flavor, succulent texture and lots of omega-3s.

Say Cheese!

What special ingredient makes pizza, pastas, paninis, calzones, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers and nachos so good?
It’s the CHEESE!
Cheese is so versatile in that you can eat it in so many different ways and it can be delicious any way you slice it, dice it or melt it!
Similar to the wide varieties and complexities of wine, cheese can fall into unique categories based on the texture and the process for which it’s made. Here are a few cheese ... more »

Let us break bread together

Take it from me, the key to a great sandwich starts with great bread. Fortunately, you can find world renowned bread from the original La Brea Bakery right here at home in Hawaii. La Brea Bakery first opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1989, and today you can still enjoy the same bread made by the original starter Chef Nancy Silverton anytime. Just stop by any of our Foodland locations and select from a wide variety of delicious breads. Here's what we have available ... more »

An Apple for Any Day

Did you know there are over 7,500 apple varieties worldwide? With that many varieties, how do you know which are sweet or tart? Which apple should you use to make a dessert? Here is some information on 9 commonly known apples, starting from sweet to tart.

FUJI
Like fine wine, Fuji's flavor improves with age. Its spicy, crisp sweetness makes it excellent out of hand or as applesauce. Fuji varies from yellow-green with red highlights to very red.

Give Aloha

This month marks the start of one of my favorite programs at Foodland – Give Aloha. In many ways, it seems like just yesterday that our marketing team came together to brainstorm ideas of how to appropriately honor our late founder, Sully. To us, a program to support the community was the logical choice as Sully was not only known for his support of local non-profits, but he had always instilled in us that we “have a responsibility to support the community that supports us.”

Summertime Watermelon

No Labor Day picnic would be complete without a sweet, juicy watermelon. We buy our watermelon from Sugarland, a local farm owned by the Jefts Family with more than 3 decades of local production. Sugarland’s goal is to produce fresh, quality local fruits and vegetables that are food safe and delicious. At Foodland, we are proud to support local farmers who share the same vision in bringing great quality products to your table. So be sure to stop by your nearest Foodland to pick up ... more »

Sully's Legacy, Give Aloha

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time at Foodland, it’s that everyone who knew our company founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan brightens up at the mention of his name. Although the business world remembers him as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of Hawaii, local folks remember him best for being warm, kind hearted and generous.

Kona's Magic Dragon Fruit

Exotic fruits always remind me of refreshing summer drinks, but did you know that the tropical Dragon Fruit is actually a type of cactus? Its beautiful armored exterior is reminiscent of the top of a dragon's head, but the flesh of this fruit can be as soft as a ripened kiwi. In fact, it's pretty easy to cut into one of them and scoop the fruit out like a papaya. This nutritional wonder comes in dramatic colors of reds, fuschia and white, which make for amazing desserts and smoothies. ... more »

Eating Salad with Chopsticks, Local Style

A number of years ago, I remember sitting at lunch with our produce supplier, Mark Teruya of Armstrong Produce and a couple of local farmers. Our purpose was to find out how we could build better partnerships with them. What I remember about lunch was how much I enjoyed their company and learning about their businesses. What Richard Ha of Hamakua Springs Country Farms tells me he remembers is that I ate my salad with chopsticks! Richard claims he had never seen anyone eat salad like ... more »

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