After a great morning run, I headed to Kapiolani Community College’s Farmers Market. I love the farmer’s market, especially the KCC one because everyone is so friendly and filled with aloha. Granted there are tons of tourists, but the local vendors are so friendly and I love supporting local businesses! My friend Daniel aka @Dansifer’s auntie had a stand there that specialized in growing pineapples. Hawaiian Crown has been around for 10 years and they grow “The Purest Hawaiian Pineapple”. They are unique because of their growing practices and harvesting methods. All Hawaiian Crown products are grown locally on family farms. They also grown apples bananas which I hope to try soon! At the market they sell the whole pineapple, pineapple chunks (ready to eat) and pineapple smoothies that taste like a creamy piña colada!
Some other places we visited were:
Pacifikool: @ChrisHall78 and I got some yummy nom-nom-licious ginger drinks! They have a new flavor of chili pepper ginger cool and it has a nice bite to it!
KCC Culinary School booth: Dan had the pork sliders which had a lot of flavor, it was broke da mout dee-licious!
Grandma G’s Breakfast plates: @ChrisHall78 bought a french toast plate that looked incredible I don’t know how it tastes but I assume yummy since it was devoured quite quickly!
@otsujifarm: We saw@codyonizuka and we sampled his famous sushi surf sliders. I normally do not like tempura (Sorry Cody, I did not want to tell you at the time) but i figured I had try it..and it was wonderful! The tempura was light and crispy, not oily at all. You can choose from two types of tempura, eggplant or kale. They are both topped with ahi and special sauce, perfect for a snack on the go for $5! The eggplant and kale came from OTSUJI FARM which was founded in 1954 by Kakuji and Fumie Otsuji.
I want to come again next week and purchase more produce. Today’s has inspired me to cook more, learn more about Hawaii’s local farmers, and LIVE LOCAL! 🙂 Who wants to go?