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HTFG names top supporters; sets confab date

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) names the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s local fruit industry. The five award recipients include Mark G. Wright, Ph.D.; David Frenz, Tracie Matsumoto, Ph.D; Lisa Keith, Ph.D; and Peter Follet, Ph.D. “The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers feels it’s important to […]

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HTFG taps five supporters of fruit industry

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) names the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s local fruit industry. The five award winners are being lauded at the HTFG annual conference, Sept. 12-14 at the Kahilu Golf Course in Wailuku, Maui. Award recipients are James Simpliciano of Maui, Dr. […]

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HTFG taps six supporters of fruit industry

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) has named the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s local fruit industry. The six award winners were lauded at the recent HTFG annual conference, which boasted a record-breaking 250 attendees from Hawaii, California and other states, plus Malaysia, Japan, Puerto Rico […]

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Limited space open at HTFG conference (Sept. 27-Oct. 4)

MEDIA RELEASE The 23rd Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is Sept. 27-Oct. 4 starting at Kapiolani Community College on Oahu. Titled “Best of Both Worlds,” the week-long gathering is in partnership with the California Rare Fruit Growers Fall Festival of Fruit. More than 150 people have registered to the week-long event. Presented by the […]

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Kona Rangpur lime demonstration (Feb. 14)

MEDIA RELEASE Taste test Kona Rangpur limes and learn how to use them at a free demonstration 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Island Naturals Market and Deli. Chef Devin Lowder of Makalii Catering and When Pigs Fly Island Charcuterie will show how to use the fruit and offer samples of flourless chocolate cake […]

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Big Island figs featured at culinary demo (Nov. 30)

MEDIA RELEASE High in fiber, potassium and vitamin B6, figs also contain iron, calcium and Vitamin A. Shaped like a hot air balloon, the small fruit is steeped in the history and ritual of ancient cultures with archeological remnants dating back to 5000 B.C. Taste test figs and learn how to use them at a […]

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Taste tamarillos at ultra-exotic fruit event (Nov. 16)

MEDIA RELEASE Have you ever bit into a bilimbi or tasted tamarillos? Known as ultra-exotic fruits, these not-so-well-known edibles are among a growing number of odd fruits that are intriguing island chefs and shoppers. Taste test tamarillos 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Island Naturals-Hilo. Chef Rob Love of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel […]

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Fruit Lovers Fest (Oct. 27)

MEDIA RELEASE One Island is hosting a workshop, potluck and presentation Oct. 27 to celebrate rare and commonly known tropical fruits able to grow in Hawaii. Special Guest Jim West will be visiting from Ecuador and a workshop on pruning and tree care, potluck with local live music, farmers booths with exotic fruits and trees […]

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Candidate forum on ag issues at Konawaena (Oct. 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Farmers Association and The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association will hold a Candidate Forum on “To Protect and Promote Hawaii Agricultural Products.” The forum is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Konawaena Elementary School Cafeteria. Candidates for County Council and State Legislature in North and South Kona will address […]

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 HTFG taps top supporters of fruit industry

HTFG taps top supporters of fruit industry

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) names the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of the state’s tropical fruit industry. They are Dr. Robert Paull of UH-Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR); Dr. Roberto Coronel of the RC Fruit Conservation Farm in the Philippines; Frank and Lynn […]

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HTFG brings conference keynotes to neighbor isles

MEDIA RELEASE The 22nd Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference kicks off Sept. 13-16 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus on Oahu and continues with mini gatherings for Kauai, Maui, Hilo and Kona. Open to the public and presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG), the events are geared for farmers, […]

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Sample bilimbi at ultra-exotic fruit event (Aug. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE Bilimbi is the star at a free, ultra-exotic fruit tasting and culinary demonstration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Choice Mart in Captain Cook. Chef Paul Heerlein, assistant professor and coordinator of the Culinary Arts Program at Hawaii Community College-West Hawaii, will demonstrate how to prepare Hot Sour Bilimbi Soup. (Recipe follows […]

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HTFG donates new books to Kona, Hilo libraries

HTFG donates new books to Kona, Hilo libraries

MEDIA RELEASE The statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) is donating “The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now” to six libraries on the four major Hawaiian islands, including the Kealakekua Branch in Kona and the downtown Hilo Branch. HTFG is also contributing “Specialty Crops for Pacific Islands” by Holualoa resident and HTFG member […]

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HTFG sets date for 2012 conference (Sept. 14-16)

HTFG sets date for 2012 conference (Sept. 14-16)

MEDIA RELEASE The 22nd Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is set for Sept. 14-16, 2012 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus. Presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG), the event is geared for farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture. In 2011, the main conference was on Hawaii […]

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