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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 »

Eggs safe at Foodland Stores

Many of you have questions regarding the mainland egg recall.

Grape and Apple Pie Recipe

With red and green seedless grapes going on sale this week, I thought that it would be a great idea to show you a recipe that incorporates these crisp and juicy grapes from Castle Rock Farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Check it out! And let me know what you think.

Grape & Apple Pie Recipe
By: Castle Rock Vineyards

Ingredients:
1 pkg. pre-made pie crusts (top and bottom crust)
¼ cup all purpose flourmore »

How to have an awesome steak experience.

So, over the last few weeks, we've been doing a whole lot of cooking steaks.... You may have seen us at one of your favorite locations sampling up our Premium Choice Certified Angus beef.

We've been really trying to get you all to try it and taste the difference...

But... the really cool thing was that I got to talking to alot of people, and it was surprising how many questions were asked about how to pick the right steak to grill.

Since we most recently sampled, ... more »

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