Eat Local (Produce) Today!
Have you ever wondered where your fruits and veggies come from? We hope you have and we hope the answer is, well, home. Here at Foodland, we’re committed to eating local today – and every day – by providing our customers with the highest quality of local produce in the islands. Which is why we
Eat Local Spotlight: Apple Bananas
SPOTLIGHT Go Apple Bananas! Fun Facts About Hawaii’s Apple Bananas • The name says it all! They’re called “apple bananas” because their sweet-tart flavor resembles that of an apple. • They’re small but mighty. Typically smaller than regular bananas, apple bananas are packed with vitamin B6, potassium and fiber. • Save ’em for another day. Save overripe bananas by peeling and
Eat Local Spotlight: Hawaii Coffee
SPOTLIGHT Hawaii-grown coffee: It’s more than just Kona. You may know that Kona-grown coffee beans are among the most expensive and sought-after in the world. But did you know that world-class, award-winning coffee is now commercially grown throughout Hawaii? In fact, it’s one of our largest crops grown here in the islands. Hawaii-grown coffee is
Eat Local Spotlight: Smoked Ahi Spread
SPOTLIGHT The Perfect Pupu In search of the perfect pupu for your next party? Try the amazing, incomparable Smoked Ahi Spread from KokoHead Foods! A favorite of all of us at Foodland and many of our customers, this locally made dip is so delicious that you’ll keep wanting more. Developed nearly 20 years ago by Chef Kevin Hanney,
Eat Local Spotlight: Tomatoes
SPOTLIGHT When you eat local tomatoes, you’re enjoying the fruit of three months of a Hawaii farmer’s loving care. “There’s a lot of time invested in each crop before it’s delivered,” says Shin Ho of Oahu-based Ho Farms. Tomatoes are the best-selling crop on her family’s farm and take up the most acreage. Handpicked at
Eat Local Spotlight: Kale
SPOTLIGHT A leafy vegetable considered by some to look too healthy and green to taste good, kale has won converts all over the world. Here in Hawaii, kale is now grown by a number of local farmers including MA‘O Organic Farms, a non-profit certified organic farm in the heart of Waianae Valley. Led by Gary
Eat Local Spotlight: Mac Nuts
SPOTLIGHT Buzzin’ About Mac Nuts A favorite of many of us here in Hawaii, the mighty macadamia nut is the star of savory snacks and sweet treats made by a variety of producers. What makes the macadamia nuts from Hawaii’s Local Buzz stand out from the crowd is not only its unique flavors – garlic
Eat Local Spotlight: Honey
SPOTLIGHT Bee Amazing! Passionate about finding a way to ensure the amazing organic honey produced by her fourth generation beekeeper husband Garnett Puett remained pure and undiluted, Whendi Grad took matters into her own hands and founded Big Island Bees. With bees that produce about 600,000 pounds of honey annually, this family-owned and operated company
Eat Local Spotlight: Citrus
SPOTLIGHT It’s What’s Inside that Matters The phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” holds true when buying Hawaii citrus fruit. Because Hawaii lacks the big swings in temperature that cause citrus fruit to develop its color, the skin of our local citrus is often spotty and less uniform looking than that of Mainland relatives.
Eat Local Spotlight: Eggs
SPOTLIGHT A Really Good Egg There’s nothing quite like a really fresh egg! In fact, if you compare mainland and local eggs side by side, you’ll find that local eggs have better taste and texture – not to mention that they make the perfect Loco Moco! But success hasn’t come easy to local egg farms.