Thursday, April 12, 2012

Find Me!! At the Haleiwa Farmers' Market

The Haleiwa Farmer's Market needs your support. Go to the website and get the scoop.

Come to the Market!!

Do an art project for free with Rex the Surf Dog, that's me. I'm way down at the far end. Take your time and stroll through. Buy a burrito from Bridget, pick out a beautiful hand-crafted pair of earrings from Noe, see what new Aloha shirts Vicki has for sale, get a massage from Milica, and then just mosey on over to my tent and see what's going on. I'm always there "doin' doin'"!

Come to the Market!!!

The Haleiwa Farmers' Market needs your support!! Please come on Sunday and shop, eat, listen to fine guitar pickin', make new friends, and socialize with the old ones! That's Gary and Luann of Tin Roof Ranch. They'll have their organic free-range chicken eggs and the whole chicken for sale!

Come to the Market!!

How about some homemade cheese and butter? Stop by the Naked Cow Dairy tent and take your pick. These cowgirls promise to please your palate. I promise too, I can vouch for them!!

Come to the Market!!

Listen to Lily sing her heart out!! She loves to talk and has lots to say. Maybe you'll become her friend. Sometimes she's down at my booth and we have a fine time together. It's easy to make friends with her. Her heart is always open!

Special! Special! Special!

When you come to the market this weekend and support the efforts of the farmers and craftspeople, I'll offer you a bargain. These 100% cotton polos usually sell for the a mere $15, now, they'll sell for just $10. Just for you. Mention that you saw the offer on my blog!!

Come to the Market!!

There are lots of famous people who frequent the Haleiwa Farmers' Market. Here's Matt Eagle and his wife, Rika, and their son, Ethan. Matt's the publisher of the Aloha Surf Guide, a visitor publication that teaches the reader about surfing and staying safe in the ocean. Stop by my tent for a free copy!! Mom writes for the magazine also---profiles of surfers! I know you will like it!
See Aloha Surf Guide online at:

How about a Piece of Pizza?

This is where it all starts------the best slice of pizza you will ever taste. Big Wave Tomato's, Jeanne Vana, is in her field of tomato plants and basil whipping up a batch of mozzarella cheese. Her homemade pesto sauce on the top of the piece will take you to heaven!! Jeanne's tent at the Haleiwa Farmers' Market has straw fringe all around it------easy to spot! Please, tell her I sent you!

Try Something Different?

One of the many great things about living in Hawaii and, especially on the North Shore, is the abundance of unique and unusual fruits. Do you want to guess the name of this one? Dragon fruit. Interesting, huh? That's Tan and her husband, Thai, in the background. They are hard, hardworking farmers from Kahuku who provide excellent opportunities to sample fruits you've never seen before.

Bring your Smile and Heart Full of Aloha

Isn't this sweet? One of the young children made it for me several weekends ago when I was teaching an art lesson and making new friends at the Haleiwa Farmer's Market. Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Just Down the Road

Kylie Matsuda is a fourth generation farmer in Kahuku, about 10 minutes to the north of Sunset Beach. There used to be just her family watermelon stand here, but there is so much more now. Under Kylie's direction, the farm has expanded. Check out the next few photographs and see what I mean.........

Come on Aboard

Ready to take a little tour of the farm. Let's go.......

And all from Kahuku Farms

Mina was at the farm doing a story for Japanese television. She loved the beauty products. I know you will too, and they are so reasonably priced!! They are made with honey from hives right on the property!

To Wet Your Whistle

Do you see anything that might interest you? Remember it's all fresh and lots of the ingredients are straight from the fields or orchards!! Yum! Yum! and Yum!

How about a Piece of Farm Pizza?

This little farm stand has the most wonderful menu. I'm thinking I might have a luncheon here some day soon for all my doggie friends! Lunch with the Dogs----I like the sound of that!

May I Take your Order?

Everything is homemade at Kahuku Farms-----the sauces, salad dressings----everything. I think you should take a drive out to the North Shore and continue around past the Turtle Bay a few minutes and stop at the old watermelon stand. It's on the mountainside of Kamehameha Highway. Here's the website for more details
Make sure you tell them, "Rex the Surf Dog sent me"!

Deeeeelish---Wouldn't you Agree?

This young family lives in Laie and they visit Kahuku Farms often. That's the "farm pizza" about to be devoured! Mac nut pesto is one of the toppings. And what do you think of the papaya with a scoop of homemade sorbet? Pretty yummy, huh, and healthy too! I like that!

So.....Come on Down to the Farm

Yes, I hope you'll journey to Kahuku Farms. Make a day of it; bring the kids with balls and let them run around in the wide open spaces barefoot! Let the nanny take them on the tour. Or just come for lunch with your friends, do a little gift shopping for beautiful body products, produce, etc. The views are spectacular and the atmosphere is so "Hawaii".