Farmers’ Markets

Ka’u Coffee Festival

May 8, 2010

  Right away, I headed for the food booths. I know how delicious Pahala foods can be! The 4-H booth served beef plate lunches from home-grown beef.   Typical local-style plate lunch is a meat, “two scoop” rice, and macaroni salad.   Dane and Terri Shibuya are good friends. Dane is the Community Policeman for […]

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Black & White Night in Hilo

November 21, 2009

On November 6, 2009, Hilo held its 9th Annual Black & White celebration. My natural tendency is to avoid events like this. I much prefer to stay home and write or work in my garden. A colleague at the college convinced me that I needed to get out more. Being the “loner” I am, I […]

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Tiptoe through the…Sweet Peas?

July 18, 2009

  I must have gotten to the market on California Avenue in Palo Alto too late in the season to see tulips, but there were plenty of other flowers to enjoy! The sweet aroma of huge bunches of sweet peas was almost overpowering. These in the above photo gave my room a wonderful ambience. Other […]

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Veggie Farmers on California Avenue

July 11, 2009

CALIFORNIA AVENUE MARKET   Two weeks ago, I wrote about the fruits at the California Avenue Farmers’ Market in Palo Alto. The fruits and veggies were intermingled with flowers and other products, which I’ll show you next week. This week it’s time for your veggies. Across the way from Joanie’s Café where we ate a […]

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California Avenue Ambrosia

June 27, 2009

click here for larger image CALIFORNIA AVENUE MARKET   A special thanks and big hug to my brother, Hilton Jones, who was my guest poster while I was away from my blog for several weeks. I spent many years living in California at different times in my life, but I had not been there to […]

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The Southernmost Market in the USA

July 27, 2008

The image people seem to have of Hawai`i is one of luxurious living that is mostly out of the reach of most mainlanders – not just to buy a home, but to even visit for a short vacation. The truth is that much of Hawai`i would be considered more like a third world state by […]

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