10 Hawaii-Grown Holiday Gifts
November 21, 2017
The holidays are a great opportunity to support Hawaii foods and producers who are working hard to grow our local food system. Not only can you serve local foods for holiday celebrations, you can also find a lot of wonderful gifts made right here on the islands. We rounded up 10 gift ideas made from Hawaii-grown products.
Crazy for Kimchi
September 21, 2018
We first met Monica Bogar at a food show in Honolulu and fell in love with her kimchi and her passion for healthy, homegrown foods. She makes Napili Flo Farm Kimchi in small batches on Maui from locally sourced ingredients and Himalayan pink salt using traditional fermentation methods. One taste and we knew we wanted to share her story.
Homegrown Hawaii: 2 Lady Farmers
September 27, 2017
Here at Kunoa, we’re inspired by our clients every day. We’re proud to provide harvest services for businesses like 2 Lady Farmers, Oahu pig farmers who are as passionate about building a healthy local food system here in Hawaii as we are. Here’s their story:
Homegrown Hawaii: Kauai Food Forest
September 7, 2017
On two acres on the north shore of Kauai, volunteers tend to more than a hundred species of fruits, vegetables, and other plants. They harvest food, but the site doesn’t look much like a farm. Rather than neat rows of crops delineated by bare dirt, layers of plants mimic a natural forest. Sweet potato vines provide ground cover, for instance. Cacao trees grow in the shade of canopy fruit trees such as lychee and breadfruit.
Homegrown Hawaii: Local I'a
February 9, 2018
Living on a string of islands, you would think buying local fish would be as easy as catching a wave at the beach. But it turns out only 37 percent of the seafood we consume in Hawaii comes from local fishing businesses. Finding that local fish isn’t always easy. The seafood industry is one of the least transparent subsets of the food industry, and the marketing around it can be confusing. For instance, there might be a big sign in the fish department that says “local fish” when only one type of fish in the counter is local.
Homegrown Hawaii: Waikapū Pickles
June 28, 2017
This is our first post in our new Homegrown Hawaii blog series, where we will feature local Hawaii businesses and organizations that share Kunoa’s “stand free” values of supporting and growing our islands’ local food systems.
It’s Time to Eat Localicious
March 7, 2019
March is a great time to eat local in Hawaii. It’s Localicous Hawaii, the month-long celebration of Hawaii-grown food. More than 206 restaurants throughout the islands are serving up special dishes featuring foods grown, caught or raised locally.
Kokua Market: Going Local for 47 Years
August 7, 2018
When we launched Kunoa beef in retail stores last year, Kokua Market was one of our first supporters. It meant a lot to us to be embraced by this pioneer in Hawaii’s local food movement, so we wanted to return the favor and share their story.
March Is the Time to Eat Localicious
March 4, 2018
Chefs are some of the biggest advocates of local food, and we love seeing the creative dishes they create with our Hawaii-raised meat. This month is a great time to sample what local chefs have been cooking up with local food lately.