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Kailua farmers' market offers fresh, local foods and crafts
Kailua farmers' market offers fresh, local foods and crafts

The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation presents Thursdays @ Kailua tonight, April 7, from 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Today's market specials are Big Island Abalone serving up locally-grown fresh abalone on shell, grilled on the hibachi, Windward harvest honey from Nalo Meli, a variety of veggies, herbs, Asian specialty greens and seasonal tropical fruits from Thursday's feature farm, Pit Farm, and a diverse range of potted plants to market including orchids, herbs and vegetable starters, flowers, citrus dwarf trees and cacti from Growing Creations.

Check out the farmer's market to see these attractions and more. The address is 609 Kailua Road, in the parking lot near Longs. Their website is hfbf.org/markets/markets/kailua

Here's a list of vendors, separated by row:


Row A

Vilath Farm: Greens, vegetables, herbs, specialty asian grens and herbs, melons, papayas and other seasonal tropical fruits.

Bueno Salsa: A variety of handmade salsas and pickles.

Honey Bee Coop: Windward harvest honey and honey soap.

Keopu Coffee: 100% Kona coffee, whole bean and ground, organic and peaberry available.

Island Rainbow: Freshly cut tropical flower bouquets from Kahala nursery.

Sweet Shop: Pie, petit fours, truffles, cheesecakes, and more.

Taro Delight: Taro laulau, taro spreads and more.

Aunty Nani's: Ono shortbread cookie assortment and other island favorites.

Akamai Foods: Famous oatcakes from Chef Sharon: Date & Flax Seed, Cranberry & Walnut, Mango & Pumpkin with Pecan. She also brings rum cakes and soursop juice.

Naked Cow Diary: Oahu's last dairy. They'll bring fresh churned butter, with flavors like coconut and pesto, yogurt, creme cheese and feta.

Cold Fyyre: Handmade ice cream created with locally sourced ingredients starting with cream from the Big Island.

Nita's: Big Island anthuriums, dendrobiums and chrysanthemums.

Hiraoka Farms: Salad greens, chard, bok choy, broccoli rabe, choy sum, gardenias and roses.

Growing Creations: A range of potted plants like orchids, herb and vegetable starters, citrus dwarf trees and cacti.

Row B


Just Right: Freshly popped popcorn, salty and sweet.

Mari's Garden: Aquaponically grown lettuce and green onion.

North Shore Farm: They'll have a tomato bar, Jeane's famous Grilled Pesto Pizza featuring Big Wave tomatoes and a variety of sprouts.

Hawaiian Style Chili Company: Dinner Plates - Seared Ahi and Shiitake, Imu-style Pork, Garlic Shrimp, local beef chili adn rice, taro mochi, prune mui and sauces to boot.

North Shore Cattle Company: Will serve naturally raised beef from the Big Island -- all beef Portuguese and andouille sausages, grilled burgers. They'll also have dinner plates -- teri beef, ranch-style stew, meatloaf and hamburger steak.

Nalo Farm/LIFE: Dean's greens, Hauula tomatoes, Hahuku brand eggplant, Sumida watercress, Hoolehua baby purple sweet potatoes and fresh herbs.

Starpoint: Chef Kate will serve hot pasta dishes, roast chicken, pork loin, veggie lasagna, and her famous haupia bread pudding.

Da Spot: Egyptian, Mediterranean and Thai-inspired dinner plates, with Baklava drizzled with local honey.

Na'ono Kahuku: Gourmet roasted fresh Kahuku corn is here, with Chef Kele and teammates. They'll serve broiled fresh artichoke marinated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served with fresh herb aioli.

Country Comfort Catering: beignets, lumpia, deep-fried polenta, locally sourced meat pies and other goodies.

HSN Farm: An assortment of greens and other veggies, herbs, specialty asian greens and seasonal tropical fruit.



Hawaii's Best Ever Brittle: An assortment of nut brittles and candied nuts.

Baja-style: Burritos, enchiladas, chile relleno, tacos and fresh kale salad on tostada. Fresh local ingredients, handmade guacamole and salsa will complement. They use lard-free tortillas and brown rice.

Stacy's Laulau: A variety of laulau, pastela stew, pork watercress soup, pickled onion, dried fish and more.

Grandma G's: Panko-crusted seared Ahi with Wasabi Aioli, Seared Ahi Poke, Grilled Teriyaki Sirloin and Grilled Garlic Sirloin. All plates will come with Nalo greens and a choice of brown or white rice.

Otsuji Farm: A variety of greens and other vegetables, with Sushi Surfer Sliders (tempura eggplant or kale topped with spicy ahi and special drizzle).

Big Island Abalone: Fresh, cooked and hibachi-style Big Island abalone.


Row D

Ba-Le Bakery: Artisan breads and baked goods.

Texeira Pastele: Pastele and gaindule rice.

Just Add Water: A variety of organic greens, tropical seasonal fruit, herb, root vegetables and more.

Straight from the Source: Locally caught fresh frish, poke and handmade poi.

Pacifikool: Coolers made from Hawaiian Ginger syrup, fruit and herbs.

Penny's: Orchids grown from Waianae farm.

Row E


Ono Pops: Gourmet popsicles made from Naked Cow Dairy milk, island cacao chocolate, Big Island grown matcha green tea, local seasonal fruits and herbs.

Pit Farm: Carrots, beets, bananas, rambutan, celery, romaine and more.

Malie Kai Chocolates: Chocolate made from Waialua-grown cacao. Comes in bars and bakers style form, with dark, milk, white and other consistencies.

SKA Tropicals: A variety of cut tropical flowers, with Kahalu'u-raised apple bananas.


WOW Farm: Big Island heirloom tomatoes.

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