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Crew filmed at various locations in West Hawaii and at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island expert to appear in ‘The Fruit Hunters’ film

Crew filmed at various locations in West Hawaii and at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Farming with Love: Need for commitment to agriculture

Farming with Love: Need for commitment to agriculture

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Ken Love A number of trends developed during the course of this year’s data accumulation. Some trends showing increases in local produce promotion where least expected and some very disturbing trends when it comes to continually deceptive advertising. For the uninitiated, this report covers the amount of local produce versus […]

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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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'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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Farming with Love: What can we do with $26.5 million?

Farming with Love: What can we do with $26.5 million?

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Ken Love It was indeed an honor to be considered and recommended by various farmer groups as chair of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Although being way to politically incorrect to be seriously considered, the thought of being in the position enabled me to galvanize some of the ideas I […]

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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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Opinion: Ag inspections should be priority

Opinion: Ag inspections should be priority

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Agriculture advocate compares advertising of local items, imported items

Farming with Love: Analysis of local, imported produce

Agriculture advocate compares advertising of local items, imported items

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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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Culinary students sell jellies to fund trip to ACF convention

MEDIA RELEASE Zesty fig and cinnamon jelly … tangy jaboticaba syrup and a delicious mixed citrus jam are some of the fresh-fruit products offered by culinary students starting June 12 at Choice Mart for the grocer’s 10th anniversary celebration. The Hawaii Community College West Hawaii students recently worked with local fruit producers to make the […]

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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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