Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | June 4 -7 , 2014

Kula Fields Boxes 06-04-14

 

When you get a call from a grower on the Big Island that claims they need help with over 1000 lbs. of mango…what is one to do? That’s right, drool.  And then when a grower sent me a picture of the gorgeous purple daikon radish that he’s growing…it was so pretty I couldn’t say no.  Then there was the okra grower…I love variety and I love okra. These guys just kept coming at me with such beautiful options. Decisions, decisions!
It was a nice change of pace. Things are starting to look up for most farmers and get back on track after the treacherous winter and Spring we’ve had. Strawberries are still in low supply, if at all. I bet when they finally get going this year that they will be the sweetest, juiciest berries that we’ve seen in a long time. Fingers crossed!
Here’s what’s on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

Mango – (S)
Okra – (S)
Green Beans– (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Tomatoes – (S)
Purple Daikon Radish – (S)
2 Kinds of Lettuce – (S)
Cucumber– (S)
&
Cilantro– (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Papaya, Banana, Green Onions, Baby Bok Choy, Carrots, Eggplant, Zucchini, & other Herbs

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

North Shore Goodies Now Available in Our Farmshop

North Shore Goodies

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Announcing our Guava Wood Smoked Hawaiian Sea Salt

Talk about amazing flavor…our Kula Fields Artisan Reserve Brand just got even better!  Announcing our new Guava Wood Smoked Sea Salt.  This salt is hand harvested and sun dried and then is slow smoked with local guava wood.  The flavor is astounding. I love it simply sprinkled on sliced tomatoes. A great addition to meats of all kinds because it imparts it’s smoky flavor without overpowering. You’re goin’ to love it!
Now available in our Farmshop.Guava Wood Sea Salt

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | May 14-17, 2014

Kula Fields Eggplant 05-14-14

Eggplant is my most favorite vegetable.  So lucky to have two kinds this week. Both certified organic.
Kale is back on the menu and so are mushrooms.  I think I’m in heaven!
Here’s is what else is on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

On Maui & Oahu: 
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Bananas – (O)
Crimini Mushrooms – (O)
Curly Kale – (S)
Eggplant – (O)
Double Lettuce – (S) & (O)
Tomatoes – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
&
Oregano – (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Sweet potatoes, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, green beans,  zucchini & cucumber

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

 

Celebrate Mom with a gift from Kula Fields

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Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean & Orange Zest Cream Cheese Icing

Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean and Orange Zest Cream Cheese Icing

These cupcakes are a real treat!  My kids begged me to make them for Easter.  Anytime I take them to share at a party or potluck, I always get rave reviews. I’ve never shared this recipe with anyone so now my secret is out. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup macadamia nut oil (substitute vegetable oil)
4 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice, divided
1 tablespoon or zest of 1 large orange
1 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 1/2 vanilla beans
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, leveled
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (substitute nut of choice)
1/4 cup shredded coconut, plus more for garnish
8 ounces bar cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a standard 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners. In a bowl, combine sugar, oil, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1/2 bean, and eggs.

Stir in baking powder, baking soda, allspice, and salt. Add flour; mix. Stir in carrots, nuts, and coconut.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice, orange zest, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 bean. Whisk until smooth.

Frost cupcakes, and garnish with shredded coconut or shredded carrots.

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 16 – 19, 2014

Kula Fields 04-17-14 Produce Boxes

I love when we get mushrooms!  MMM…mushrooms, potatoes, kale.  Now, if only it would stop raining so we can have some onions. April showers bring May flowers. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Summer.
Here’s what’s on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

On Maui: 
Pineapple – (C)
Bananas – (S)
Cabbage – (S)
Mushrooms – (O)
Avocados – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale, Collards or Rainbow Chard – (S)
&
Japanese Cucumber – (S)

On Oahu:
Pineapple – (C)
Avocados OR Bananas– (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Mushrooms – (O)
Beets OR Cabbage– (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale, Collards OR Rainbow Chard – (S)
&
Japanese Cucumber – (S)

 

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, ginger, green beans,  zucchini & tomatoes

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 9-12, 2014

Kula Fields Produce Boxes 04-09-14 The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful today! Sadly, due to recent high winds, the mangoes were blown off the trees and onto the ground. It also damaged the tender new plantings of cucumbers and zucchini. Seems our farmers can’t win.
Other farmers are just starting to get plants into the ground. It’s been so saturated lately. While things have been looking “ho-hum” produce wise the past few months, today’s sunshine promises of goodness to come. I cannot wait!
Here’s what’s on tap for Kula Fields produce deliveries this week:

On Maui & Oahu:
Pineapple – (C)
Bananas – (S)
Beets – (S)
Baby Bok Choy – (S)
Green Beans – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kale – (S)
&
Chives – (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Sweet potatoes, avocado, mango, ginger, peppers, green beans, corn, & tomatoes

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

Kula Fields | What’s In The Box? | April 2-5, 2014

Kula Fields Boxes 04-02-14 Yes, I know it has been awhile since I last posted a “What’s In The Box?” post.  There are a few reasons why.  Right around the holidays, I surveyed our customer base to find out what was working and what wasn’t.  Turns out that those who responded didn’t really read the posts so I felt I was wasting time.  However, those who didn’t respond to the survey let me know, loud and clear, that they were missing the weekly posts. It didn’t help that the weather was awful, at best, and I really felt uninspired to take pictures and post the list online since I couldn’t really offer any ideas of what would truly be in the boxes. I would place my orders with the farmers and by the time I was supposed to pick up the goods they just simply weren’t available due to the weather.
What I’ve learned is that potential customers find the posts quite helpful. Now, to just get motivated and inspired… Mangoes always work! Hope they inspire your menus this week too!

On Maui & Oahu:
Mangoes – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Avocados – (S)
Napa or Chinese Cabbage – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Potatoes – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Cilantro – (S)

(C) – Conventional (S) – Sustainable/Non-Sprayed (O) – Certified Organic

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra lettuce, sprouts, sweet potatoes, kohlrabi, green beans, corn,  long eggplant, citrus, and pineapple.

***Note that these items are never guaranteed until picked up from the farmers. Weather, pests, & other natural occurrences could mean that some items on this list are unavailable.

We’ve Got The Beef! | Organically Raised Pastured Beef

Beef and Blooms Organically Raised Pastured Cows

You asked for it and now we can deliver.  We have some of the best local beef in the islands from the good folks at Beef and Blooms located in Kula

Four generations ago, Manual Jacintho worked as a mason, saved his earnings, and purchased small properties in the Kula area. He started a part-time Black Angus ranch to feed his family, and supplement the family income. The healthy grass growing on the pastures’ naturally rich soil, kept a healthy breed of cattle thriving. He raised his animals without the use of hormones, antibiotics, or artificial stimulants. This tradition has been kept in the family for four generations. Today, the tradition of the family farm provides you an improved choice of Certified Organic Beef that is produced in the healthy way beef is intended. Today, the ranch raises Angus, Brangus, and Wagyu.

Available now in our Farmshop!