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Farming with Love: Fourth annual analysis of local produce

Ken Love | Special to Hawaii 24/7 From 2009 to 2012, I have tracked the weekly food ads to discern any trends or major changes in the percentages of local produce to imported produce advertised in West Hawaii Today. The Big Island stores monitored include: KTA, Choice Mart, Foodland and Safeway. For 2012 the number […]

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Ken Love and www.Hawaiifruit.net have released two new posters featuring Big Island grown citrus and avocados. Each poster took over 2 years to complete.

New Hawaii fruit posters available

Ken Love and www.Hawaiifruit.net have released two new posters featuring Big Island grown citrus and avocados. Each poster took over 2 years to complete.

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Choice Mart puts fresh fruit forward

Choice Mart puts fresh fruit forward

Choice Mart grocery store in Captain Cook’s Kealakekua Ranch Center is dedicating an aisle in the produce section to locally grown citrus and other fruit.  Choice Mart’s well-known dedication to local growers took a step forward Monday, Feb. 2 when the store changed the produce section to feature locally grown citrus, rambutan and pineapple on the first […]

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Farming with Love: Harvest avocados at the right time!

Farming with Love: Harvest avocados at the right time!

(Eds. Note: Farming with Love is a semi-regular column by Kona resident Ken Love who is a specialist in tropical fruit horticulture and market development. Love works on local sustainability issues for Hawaii farmers, value added product development and farmer-chef relations.) Harvest avocados at the right time! By Ken Love/Special to Hawaii247.com Each week when […]

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County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers

County grant awarded to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers The county Department of Research and Development has awarded $4,000 in supplemental funding to the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers for the development and production of the Big Island Avocado poster. The poster features many avocado varieties that have market potential and highlights avocado varieties most favored by […]

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