Category Archives: Hawaiian bounty

Call me Farmer Di

We love having our very own Hāmākua Harvest Farmers’ Market. It’s like a mini-festival every Sunday with live music, educational presentations (this week we could learn to make kim chi and sauerkraut), activities for keiki like their own garden, even … Continue reading

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Hāmākua Harvest – These are my farmers

  We are delighted to have our own Farmer’s Market in Honoka‘a. (See Hāmākua Harvest – One Man’s Vision.) Yes, we can drive 17 miles to Waimea where they have three markets on Saturday. But I can choose to come … Continue reading

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Hāmākua Harvest – One Man’s Vision

I was introduced to Michael Gibson within six months of living here. He was speaking at a Third Thursday Thrive gathering about his vision for a community-based Farmer’s Market that would celebrate the Hāmākua Coast’s rich agricultural heritage. But this … Continue reading

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They don’t know their Mother

Last month, I witnessed an innovation in Manhattan perhaps better left un-invented, though my daughter loved the idea. It was a cupcake ATM, not far from the hotel where we stayed while looking at colleges. A cupcake ATM is just … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home…

It sure feels good to be home. Today is Thanksgiving, and I am truly giving thanks. I started the day with lectoring for our parish’s Thanksgiving Mass, where everyone can wear their native dress. I’ve been meaning to go, but … Continue reading

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Autumn yoga abundance

Yesterday I heard my first Christmas carol at a shop decorated with trees and ornaments. They must feel they need to start early because it’s hard to get into the mood for Halloween, let alone Christmas, when the leaves don’t … Continue reading

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