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.
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 »
After being out of the market for a short while, Mike’s Hard lemonade is back in our stores. Many of our customers have asked, and we are proud to bring Mike’s back into our beverage line-up. This “Lemonade for Grown – Ups” is a refreshing alternative to beer... light, fun and ono-licious.
In short – THIS STUFF IS GOOD!
We are now offering Mike’s Hard Lemonade 6 packs & 12 packs in both Lemonade & Cranberry flavors.
Take Mike’s to your next garage or tail ... more »
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 »
One of the things that our wine expert, Ed the Prince of Pau Hana, has been working really hard at doing is dialing up the variety and selection of our wines.
We've had many discussions about finding wines that may not be found in your typical grocery store and drink at a quality level three times the price you pay.
Pirate Brands, the maker of delicious snack, Pirate’s Booty, has teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures to help promote the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” movie. You may remember pirate ships floating around the windward side of Oahu last year as they were filming the movie right here in Hawaii. Pirate’s Booty has released a limited edition “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” themed package of Aged White Cheddar Pirate’s Booty.
Do you like the sweet, delicious, crisp texture of a Japanese Cucumber?
If you do, then you have got to try these Mini Cucumbers grown in Kahuku by Ho Farms.
They are basically a mini version of the local favorite, Japanese Cucumber, and are great to add to salads or use in sushi. I like the fresh crispness so much, I just add a little salt and eat them right out of the hand.
When you ask someone “Where are these potatoes grown?”, most will assume the answer is Idaho or California. Would you believe me if I told you that we have a farmer that grows potatoes right here in Hawai`i?
Twin Bridge Farms is a 300-acre operation located on the North Shore of Oahu and they have got some amazing potatoes growing on the land where the old Waialua Sugar Company used to reside. Known for the their freshly harvested asparagus, which is also available at Foodland, ... more »