Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fresh Ginger from Kauai Organic Farms

Phil Green just brought us in a load from his  farms new crop.
This year we also are carrying Olena otherwise known as Turmeric .
Thai Ginger also known as Galangal , a big thick variety with an extra spicy flavor. 
I won't go into all the uses and things to do with ginger but fresh ginger is the best!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Art Show at Banana Joe's

We are proud to be showing the works of Lupita Poppler this month.I've known Lupita since kindergarten and she is a wonderful artist, surfer, mom and friend. 

Monday, January 28, 2008

Huge Mushroom Sighting!

Two weeks ago I took a photo of this mushroom. It started growing outside the barn and got about as big as a plate . No idea of its name but will report back here when I get more information

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Waialeale Kava Source

Oshi Grady brings us Kava grown on his families farm in Fiji.
He is looking for land to grow more here on Kauai.

Here he inspects a plant I started from some Hawaiian variety cuttings. Kava is a pretty plant and if given a chance will really take off.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Julie Ohana Organic Fruit and Produce

Here is Steve Whitney delivering another load of top quality fruit. Steve and his wife Julie have been supplying us for years.

Friday, January 25, 2008

First Cacao Pods

A friend told me the other day that some of the cacao trees I had given him about 7 years ago had pods. I was a little irked as my trees hadn't, or so I thought until I went out and cleared the vines and weeds and then lo and behold there they were.

Kailani Farms

Yesterday afternoon Phil Davies himself delivered his organic greens. 
We're lucky to live about 3 miles from one of Kauai's top producers. His greens are much sought after and always sell out. 

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Today I checked out the Jakfruit tree right next to the stand. It volunteered about 15 years ago and seems to like it where it is. Very productive, its flowering now with fruit still on the tree. One interesting quality of the Jakfruit is cauliflory, that is fruit is born directly from the branch. This makes sense as some of the fruits can be over 30 pounds!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kauai Fungi

Philly White bringing in some fresh Kauai Fungi
These Pink Oyster Mushrooms are delicious.
Great in stir fry or sauteed with steaming greens. We're still finding ways to prepare them. 
Plus they're being grown just down the road!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I've been getting a few durian lately and keeping them all for myself. Interesting to taste the range of flavors between trees and degree of ripeness. I'm planting the seeds.

Monday, January 21, 2008


Theobroma Grandiflorum
Scot just brought in a big one and I'm saving the seeds. This fruit is a relative of Cacao.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

First Post

Hi Gang , Just wanted to see if this thing works. All out of Mangosteen but plenty of Rambutan.