Spring is in the air, and Foodland is happy to offer beautiful, locally grown Easter lily plants. Howard Takishita, owner of Howard’s Nurseries in Kula, Maui, is the green thumb who produces these wonderful lilies because they hold a very special place in his heart. As a young boy, Howard was the first child on Maui to be diagnosed with polio, and it was Maui’s Easter Seals Early Intervention program that helped provide therapy and support for him many years ago...
Ever wonder how to cut open this exotic unusual looking Dragon Fruit? Here are a couple quick tips on how to enjoy a delicious locally grown Kona Dragon Fruit:
•Slice the fruit in half, lengthwise, as shown in the picture to the left.
•Scoop out the white (sometimes red or fuchsia) flesh onto a separate dish or bowl.
•The seeds are completely edible (much like a kiwi), so go ahead and dice up fruit into bite-size morsels.
Are you a part of the growing number of people interested in supporting local and buying local? We are too! It's a huge initiative that's gaining a lot of traction here in Hawaii, and we at Foodland are hoping to make it easier for you all to join in the movement!