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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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Kona residents win ACF Western Regional awards

Jean Hull, Ken Love tapped at Oakland conference

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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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Farming with Love: USDA avocado rule a good first step

Ken Love | Special to Hawaii 24/7 A new USDA rule and approval allowing Hawaiian-grown Sharwil avocados to be shipped to a 32 mainland states between November and March is a first step in the right direction. Although there are a number of caveats that will have to be met before the fruit can be […]

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Free value-added guide for Hawaii producers released

MEDIA RLEASE A free 58-page guide entitled, Adding Value to Locally Grown Crops in Hawaii: A Guide for Small Farm Enterprise Innovation is now available. Because of the high cost of labor, land, and materials in Hawaii, family farms are only economically sustainable if they can produce high-quality products that are valued above cheap imports. […]

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‘The Fruit Hunters’ to debut at HIFF spring showcase

MEDIA RELEASE Partially filmed in Hawaii, “The Fruit Hunters” move premieres at the 2013 Spring Showcase of the Hawaii International Film Festival. Appearing in the award-winning film is the Big Island’s Ken Love, executive director of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers. The Hawaii premiere is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium […]

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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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Love surprised with Lifetime Achievement Award

MEDIA RELEASE Fruit growers in Hawaii and around the globe are familiar with the valuable contributions Captain Cook resident Ken Love has made toward promoting economic sustainability for small fruit farmers. He was caught by surprise at the recent Fruit Lovers Fest when he rose to introduce a guest speaker, but unexpectedly found himself the […]

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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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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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Full lineup of fun at 2012 Mango Festival

Love: Diversifying mango crops by variety has helped to increase the overall quantity as flowering takes place at difference times

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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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Love: Be proactive about invasive plants

Love: Be proactive about invasive plants

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