Living (and visiting) in Hawaii is a true blessing. The island of Oahu boasts absolute perfect conditions for growing any and every food that you can imagine! Nevertheless, buying locally produced food in the state of Hawaii can be more difficult than you think.....
The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs research shows that between 80-90% of the state's food is imported from other parts of the world.
The PTH Team loves to buy local food. So, we encourage all residents and visitors to make a constructive effort to visit our local farmers markets. In addition, when shopping at larger supermarkets, also do your best to purchase foods that are produced in the state of Hawaii. When we "Buy Local", we not only get a better quality product, we also support local families and the local economic situation in the Hawaiian island chain.
All Hawaiian farmer's markets are not created equally. At PTH, we choose the FarmLovers Farmers' Markets. The FarmLovers Farmers' Market takes the time to research each vendor that participates in their markets to ensure that all food that is sold at these events is locally produced.
"We are dedicated to the local grower. We do not allow any produce from the mainland, China or elsewhere to be sold at our market. We are committed to creating and utilizing more sustainable agricultural land, and believe that through supporting local agriculture and the local economy, that more lands will be made available to the small farmer. This is a benefit to our entire island- as the less we must import, the better. We require that all the people selling produce at our market be growers themselves. We visit their farms and see their operations. We want to be of assistance in anyway possible- whether connecting them to available lands, granting opportunities, or other resources. We believe that these men and women are doing us a huge service by growing the food that we eat, and we want to support their efforts in any way possible."
Pamela & Annie
THIS WEEK’S MARKETS:
Haleiwa Farmers’ Market (Thursday 3-7)
Pearlridge Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
Kakaako Farmers’ Market (Saturday 8-12)
KailuaTown Farmers’ Market (Sunday 8:30-12)
For more information, please visit the FarmLovers Farmers' Market website.