Locally Grown Produce Kailua Kona HI

Locally grown produce can be found at farmer’s markets and other retailers that support the local economy. Local produce includes local fruit, local vegetables, local herbs, and is often also organic produce. Read on to learn more and to find local businesses in Kailua Kona, HI that give access to locally grown produce and other local food.

Alii Garden Market Place
(808) 334-1381
75-6129 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Village Farmers' Market
Across from Hale Halawai
Kailua-Kona, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Thursday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Waikoloa Village Farmers Market
68-3625 Paniolo Avenue; Waikoloa Community Church Parking Lot
Waikoloa, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Kona Pacific Farmer's Cooperative Farmers' Market
(808) 328-2412
By The Pink Donkey Sign
Captain Cook, HI
Hours
Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Koloa Ball Park (Knudsen) (Sunshine Markets)
Maluhia Road
Koloa, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday, 12:00 Noon
County
Kauai

Keauhou Farmers Market
(808) 769-0672
78-6831 Alii Drive
Keauhou, HI
Hours
Saturday, 8 Am - 12 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 30 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: Yes
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Keauhou Farmers Market
(808) 322-3118
Keauhou Shoppping Center, fronting Ace Hardware
Keauhou, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

South Kona Fruit Stand
(808) 328-8547
84-4770 Mamalahoa Hwy., Near old Higashi Store; between mile marker 103 & 1
Captain Cook, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Hawaii

Kona Pacific Farmer's Cooperative Farmers' Market
(808) 328-2412
By the Pink Donkey sign
Captain Cook, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pokai Bay Beach Park (People's Open Market)
(808) 522-7088
85-037 Pokai Bay Road
Waianae, HI
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
County
Oahu

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Juicy Baby! Why You Shouldn’t Pass by the Watermelon

I don’t remember who it was, but when I was little I was told that watermelon was about 90% water, which to me meant virtually useless and probably tasteless. Missed a lot of opportunities as a kid. Now I know better and I’m excited to share some outstanding facts about the summertime melon – and a rockin’ recipe.

 

Promotes Heart Health:
A little visit to our friends at whfoods.org and we learn that watermelon is rich in many heart-healthy nutrients. It is a concentrated and bioavailable source of lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that is thought to be even more active than other well-known carotenoids, such as its cousin, beta-carotene. Body levels of lycopene have been found to be inversely associated with both cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disesase (such as stroke).

Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a very good source of vitamin A (from beta-carotene), both shown in a number of scientific studies to reduce the risk of heart disease. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium, two minerals known for helping to balance blood pressure, as well as a very good source of vitamin B6, which helps to keep artery-damaging homocysteine in check.

Powerful Antioxidant:
Watermelon is loaded with antioxidants that help the body rid itself of free radicals that might otherwise do damage. The high i...

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