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10 July 2017 : Caspar & Mendonesia            jump to this page > > >
Mendocino Farmers’ Market
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And the very next day, the Friday Market in Mendocino hits its stride, with one of our favorite farmers, Bebing, returning with her wonderful selection of berries. We came home with this amazing haul. 

Especially in Summer and Autumn we live in a basket of amazing abundance, and can hardly eat a disappointing meal. Our seven weeks in France in 2016 may have helped us refine our appreciation for freshness, preparation, and presentation, but here on our sliver of western North America, with many local mindful farmers and two markets a week, and a stellar megamart (Harvest), we eat very, very well. 


20 July 2017 : Anini Beach            jump to this page > > >
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Off to the Kilauea Farmers Market at 4:30. Lots of duplication, and a lot of gorgeous fruit. We bought pineapple, mango, watermelon, longan, papaya, avocado -- the ones on the tree in our yard aren't nearly ripe yet. Plus corn and lettuce.

About 16 stalls, and plenty of people coming from all around. The next north shore farmers market is in two days. Farmers Markets are the new big thing here in Hawaii.

Big contrast when we go to the supermarket in Princeville: lots and lots of name brands, but not much alternative choice. Milk and cheese of course all imported, as with the vegetables (but this is true in Fort Bragg, too.)


22 July 2017 : Anini Beach            jump to this page > > >
Ana’ina Hou Organic Market
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We drove up to the market in the same park we walked in yesterday. A beautiful, compact, all-local, all-organic market. As always, I only took pictures of produce; it takes me awhile to remember that Markets are People, and that I need as many pictures of vendors and buyers as fruits and veggies.


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This island is particularly generous with its fruit-growing. Tropical natives from several continents thrive here.

 

So let's play a game: Name That Fruit! 15 points for the correct name of each of the fruits in the first column, and 5 points for each of the correctly named fruits in the second column.

 

90-100 : Fruit Master
75-89 : Fruit Monster
50-74 : Fruit Eater
26-49 : Fruit Voyeur
0-25 : Seek help

 

 

 

 

 

 

( hint: mouse-over (be patient; big file!) for what I *think* the names are. )

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The veggies include the staples – we could easily live here, if all the mattered was the fruit and veg – and the quality, given the confounds of growing organic in the tropics, is amazing. Bugs give beet tops a hard time, but here's  perfect basil. And those amazing Hawaiian flowers, so plump and meaty they're almost vegetables.


29 July 2017 : Anini Beach            jump to this page > > >
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