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HTFG taps supporters of fruit industry

HTFG taps supporters of fruit industry

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers has announced the recipients of its appreciation awards, given annually to supporters of Hawaii’s tropical fruit industry. They are Chef Stephen Rouelle of The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii; Chef George Gomes Jr. of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel; Russell Ruderman and Island Naturals; Randyl Rupar of the annual mango […]

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Annual HTFG Confab expands to all islands (Sept. 9-11)

Annual HTFG Confab expands to all islands (Sept. 9-11)

MEDIA RELEASE The 21st Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference kicks off Sept. 9-11 at the Keauhou Beach Resort and continues with consecutive “After the Conference” gatherings on Oahu, Kauai and Maui. With the theme, “The Time for Quality and Profitability,” the four gatherings headline Shree Padre of India. The farmer/journalist is known for his […]

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Tropical fruit growers meet in Kainaliu (April 18)

Tropical fruit growers meet in Kainaliu (April 18)

MEDIA RELEASE The next meeting of the West Hawaii chapter of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers is 4-9 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the University of Hawaii Experiment Station in Kainaliu across from Aloha Theater. Utilizing tropical fruit in value added products is the discussion topic with Craig Elevitch and Ken Love. Non-members are welcome to […]

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Tropical fruit growers hosting Brady (March 30)

Tropical fruit growers hosting Brady (March 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers is presenting a program by Dr. Stephen Brady, a Florida collector of rare tropical fruits. The program is 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 at Mokupapapa Discovery Center. The public is welcome to attend. Brady will explain ways to manage a diversified, integrated farm based on the Malaysian Kampong […]

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'Hawaii residents should be able to walk into a store and see our oranges and our avocados — not imports'

Tropical fruit growers laud Choice Mart

‘Hawaii residents should be able to walk into a store and see our oranges and our avocados — not imports’

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Tropical Fruits Program at Kona library (Jan. 25)

Tropical Fruits Program at Kona library (Jan. 25)

WHEN: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Kailua Kona Public Library Ken Love, “Fruit Hunter and Agricultural Activist” will present a program sponsored by Friends of the Libraries, Kona. Love, president of the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, will speak about growing unusual “ultra exotic” tropical fruit that can be grown locally, give tips on […]

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Save the date: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (Sept. 9-11)

Save the date: Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (Sept. 9-11)

MEDIA RELEASE The 21st Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference is Sept. 9-11 at the Keauhou Beach Resort. Presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG), the event is geared for farmers, educators, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture. In 2010, the conference was on Kauai. The tentative theme of the fall gathering […]

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Fruit growers organization names 2011 officers

Fruit growers organization names 2011 officers

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) has named its officers and board members for 2011. Ken Love of Kona leads the statewide organization as president with Liz Ito of Kauai as vice president and Mike Suiso of Oahu as treasurer. Incorporated in 1989 to promote tropical fruit grown in Hawaii, HTFG is a […]

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HTFG taps chefs for supporting local fruit

HTFG taps chefs for supporting local fruit

MEDIA RELEASE Five Hawaii chefs were recognized for their support and continued use of local fruit at the recent 20th Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference at the Aston Aloha Beach Resort. They are Roy Yamaguchi of Roy’s Restaurants, Alan Wong of Alan Wong’s Restaurants, Ed Kenny of Oahu’s Town and Downtown Restaurants, Kevin Hanney […]

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HTFG meetings in Kona, Hilo (July 19, July 27)

HTFG meetings in Kona, Hilo (July 19, July 27)

MEDIA RELEASE The next meeting of the West Hawaii chapter of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers is Monday, July 19 at the University of Hawaii experiment Station in Kainaliu across from Aloha Theater. The meeting is 7-9 p.m. and non-members are welcome to attend. Ben Discoe will speak on “Biochar for Hawaii: Healthy Soil, Less Inputs” […]

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HTFG salutes chef for using local products

HTFG salutes chef for using local products

MEDIA RELEASE The statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG) is recognizing a Big Island culinary professional for his tireless efforts in using locally produced foods. James Babian, executive chef of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, is being lauded for his exemplary support of local farmers, ranchers, aquaculturists and fisherman and his belief in island food sustainability. […]

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Ag industry, chefs searching for great avocados

Ag industry, chefs searching for great avocados

MEDIA RELEASE Are you growing a good avocado? Inquiring minds want to know. The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource (UH CTAHR), the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association (HTFG) and the Kona Kohala Chefs Association are asking farmers and backyard growers to submit avocado samples for possible crop industry research and […]

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Florida expert headlines tropical fruit conference

Florida expert headlines tropical fruit conference

MEDIA RELEASE The 19th Annual Hawaii International Tropical Fruit Conference, “A Taste of Hawaii,” is Sept. 18-20 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village.  Presented by the statewide Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers (HTFG), the event opens Friday at ‘Mealani A Taste of the Hawaiian Range’ and is geared for farmers, orchard managers and proponents of sustainable agriculture. […]

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