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

New Products Available From Local Artisans in our Farmshop

Just in time to make your spirits bright, we’ve added lots of new, fabulously delicious, artisan products to our Kula Fields Farmshop!

Pono Infusions

Pono Infusions Loose Leaf Teas

We’ve added new products from Pono Infusions…wonderfully unique custom blended teas using certified organic and fair trade teas, herbs, flowers, and spices, inspired by the people, plants, and animals of Hawaiʻi.  Each unique blend tells the story of different ecosystems within an ahupuaʻa – the traditional Native Hawaiian system of land management along the watershed from the mountains to the sea.  Sip Aloha…

  • LANI – Lani means sky or heaven in Hawaiian. The essence of Lani is captured as a crisp, bright infusion of fruity citrus and tangy hibiscus notes, evoking the sensation of sun, sky, wind and clouds sweeping over the Hawaiian Islands. Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients, Lani is a perfect way to invigorate and energize your senses without caffeine.
  • MAUNA – Mauna means mountain in Hawaiian. The power of Mauna is brought to you with a bold infusion of black tea and spices, capturing the heat and energy of lava flowing from Kīlauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients, Mauna will invigorate your spirit and warm your soul.
  • NAHELE -Nahele means forest in Hawaiian. The essence of Nahele is brought to you with a sensual infusion of Pu-erh tea, raw cacao and wholesome botanicals, capturing the richness of Hawaiʻi’s biodiverse, sub-tropical forests. Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients, Nahele will provide you with a strong, earthy flavor and grounding energy.
  • WAI – Wai will refresh you with a tranquil infusion of herbs & botanicals, inspired by breathtaking waterfalls, streams, and fresh water pools, all preciously vital to life in Hawaiʻi. Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients and caffeine-free, Wai immerses you in a marriage of mint & berry. Wai means fresh water in Hawaiian—a precious resource in Hawaiʻi’s fragile ecosystems.
  • KAI – Kai means ocean in Hawaiian. We bring you the exhilaration of Kai with an infusion of green & white teas and herbs—plunging you into the deep, blue world of the honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) and of water birds such as the aeʻo (Hawaiian stilt), both featured on this package. Made from certified organic and fair trade ingredients, Kai will energize you with mineral and vegetal notes of the powerful ocean that surrounds our Hawaiian Island chain.

Aloha Nola

Aloha Nola Granolas

Created in Kula, Maui, Hawaii, this granola is not your ordinary granola. Itʻs not too sweet and definitely not too dry. Baked in small batches to make sure that every handful will satisfy your craving for a healthy snack. Aloha Nolaʻs secret recipe is packed with an abundance of natural ingredients such as oats, nuts, grains, and fruits. Sweetened with a touch of locally grown honey and baked to a golden brown perfection.
Available in 3 flavors:

  • Blueberry Vanilla – Rolled oats, blueberries, almonds, flax seed, honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Toasted Coconut – Rolled oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed, honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Vanilla Almond – Rolled oats, almonds, flax seed, honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.

Monkeypod Jam

Monkeypod Jams

Monkeypod Jam uses copper pots and old fashioned recipes to make their unique line of fruit spreads. All spreads are handmade using locally grown fruit and contain no more than five ingredients. Simple and delicious from Kauai.

  • Spiced Tomato Jam – the perfect balance between sweet and savory. For a little extra kick, they’ve added organic Kauai ginger and chili pepper.
  • Banana Foster Jam – Kauai’s sweet apple bananas create the loveliest foundation for this decadent jam. This jam boasts loads of cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Meyer Lemon Curd – Lemon Curd evokes memories of proper English teas. Pure in taste and smooth in texture, you will want to enjoy this curd with good friends over scones and a pot of hot tea. Contains dairy & eggs.
  • Tahitian Lime Curd – This Lime Curd is for those who crave tart. This creamy, decadent spread is lovely dolloped on cheesecake, stirred in your yogurt or used as an ice cream topping. This curd can also be used as a tart filling or a layer in layer cakes.Contains dairy & eggs.
  • Lilikoi Curd – Lilikoi Curd has the tartness sought by those who enjoy lemon curd with the floral nuances loved by those who have had the pleasure of tasting tropical passion fruit. Enjoyed right off the spoon. Contains dairy & eggs.

Hashimoto Persimmon Farm

Hashimoto Persimmon Products

Nestled on the beautiful slopes of Haleakala in Kula, Maui at 3,300 feet elevation, comes a delightful array of value added products from the Hashimoto Persimmon Farm, a multi-generational farming farming dating back to the 1920ʻs.

  • Persimmon Butter – a blend of ripe persimmons and fragrant spices create this lavish spread. One taste and youʻll be hooked. Great on scones, whipped into butter, or as a decadent dessert topping.
  • Persimmon Jam – A delicious and unique jam made from ripe persimmons grown at 3000 ft. elevation in Kula, Hawaii.
  • Persimmon Syrup – a blend of local persimmons, cane sugar, lemons, & water. Fabulous for beverages, pancake or dessert toppings or blended as a salad dressing.
  • Persimmon Scone Mix – Make your own light and flakey scones at home with this delightfully easy to prepare mix. Made with 100% Maui Grown Persimmons.

Kula Fields Artisanʻs Reserve

Kula Fields Strawberry MacNut Bread

Our delicious Strawberry Mac Nut Bread that was featured in Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, Summer 2011 issue should be your very own special treat. Itʻs way too good to share.  Only available to our produce subscription customers.

Kula Fields HI-Five Box Subscriptions at the Grown on Maui Market

Kula Fields HI-Five Box Subscription Who doesn’t like surprises? Who doesn’t like to treat themselves or be known for giving the coolest gifts? Just in time for the holidays, we proudly make you the savviest gift giver around! Check this out… In keeping with our subscription produce delivery model, Kula Fields has created a subscription box called the HI-Five Box .  Once a month you’ll receive a box of goodness with five different items to discover from local artisans in Hawaii.  Each month the selection changes.  We get to sample new products all the time and we add only what we love to our Farmshop.  We proudly share the story of the artisans or producers behind the products in your box so you can easily find and purchase the product for your future enjoyment.  Items from local artisans may include gourmet goodies, luscious body care products, or groovy items from local artists like music, art &/or housewares.

Kula Fields HI-Five Box Subscription

If you are regular produce delivery customer of ours, you can easily add the HI-Five Box to your standing order once a month. Simply log in to your account and add it to your subscription produce delivery. If you are new to all of this, fret not. You can order the HI-Five Box as a surprise gift for yourself (because you totally deserve it) or you can order the HI-Five Box for someone else and that will make you the coolest. Available as a one-time delivery or in 3 month, 6 month, 9month and 12 month subscriptions. For more information, check out the details and FAQ’s on our HI-Five Box subscription page.   We will be spreading the joy and cheer at on the Grown on Maui Market at the Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali on Saturday, November 16th 7:30am-11:30am.  We will have plenty of items for gift giving as well as fresh baked goods, healthy snacks, and product samples.  We will have our famous strawberry bread too!

Announcing Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve Pineapple Vanilla Bean Syrup

Kula Fields Pineapple Vanilla Bean Syrup

Our Artisan’s Reserve Pineapple Vanilla Bean Syrup blends Maui grown pineapple with decadent Maui Vanilla Beans,  and local sugar cane. Pure tropical bliss as a dessert topping, delightful on pancakes, divine in cocktails, and lovely added to sparkling water.

Now Available in our Farmshop

Ingredients: Maui Brand Natural Cane Sugar, Maui Pineapple Juice,  Water, Vanilla Bean Powder & Natural Pectin.

Announcing Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve Pineapple Ginger-Fire Syrup

Pineapple Ginger Fire Syrup

Our Artisan’s Reserve Pineapple Ginger -Fire Syrup blends Maui grown pineapple with island ginger root, Thai chile, and local sugar cane giving it the perfect balance of sweet heat.  A combo that is perfect when used as a marinade for chicken and seafood, added to sparkling water for a refreshing beverage or as a cocktail “kicker “.

Now Available in our Farmshop

Ingredients: Maui Pineapple Juice, Maui Brand Natural Cane Sugar, Ginger, Thai Chile, & Natural Pectin.

Kaanapali Fresh & Kula Fields | Produce Delivery Aug. 28-31, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Photography by Peter Liu, Kaiscapes Media.

Photography by Peter Liu, Kaiscapes Media.

There is so much going on these days that I’m looking forward to this weekend already.

We’re gearing up for Kaanapali Fresh, a 2 day foodie fest in West Maui that highlights farm to table cuisine with many of our local farmers and chefs participating.  Farm tours, menu tastings, Grown on Maui Market, silent auction, the BEACH, are all to found here this weekend.  Festivities start on Friday, August 30 and run through Saturday night.  Come on by the Grown on Maui Market on Saturday and talk story with me.  I’ll be launching TWO new Artisan’s Reserve products and will have a “sweet deal” on them.  All of our Artisan’s Reserve products will be on sale so come by and sample them.  Also, for the first time ever, I will be selling my Kula Fields Strawberry Mac Nut Bread that was featured in Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine in the Summer 2011 issue.  Stock up for your Labor Day celebrating. For more information, visit KaanapaliFresh.com, or  purchase tickets today!

Then on Sunday, Sept. 1st, Hawaii Food and Wine Festival kick off on Maui with their Malama Maui event presented in partnership with Kaanapali Fresh. There are still tickets available at http://hawaiifoodandwinefestival-malamamaui.eventbrite.com/

From the farms to your table, here is this week’s gourmet goodness produce delivery.

On MAUI
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Sweet Corn – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Green Bell Pepper  or Avocado – (S)
Sprouts – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions  – (C)
Broccoli – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Strawberries – (C)
Pineapple – (C)
Broccoli – (S)
Artichokes – (S)
Sweet Corn – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
&
Italian Basil – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Papaya, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Lemons, Oranges, Bananas, Artichokes, Avocado, or x-tra Lettuce.

***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.

 

Announcing Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve Fire Roasted Tomato – Basil Sauce

Kula Fields Artisan's Reserve Fire Roasted Tomato - Basil Sauce

A penne for your thoughts….

Our Artisan’s Reserve Fire Roasted Tomato – Basil Sauce uses the freshest whole ripe tomatoes, basil, garlic and other spices and then slow roasts and blended to perfection.

Made with 100% Maui grown tomatoes and basil. Enjoy homemade, from scratch flavor without the work. Simply seasoned with basil, garlic, sea salt & pepper. Great as a pizza sauce or dipping sauce. Excellent as a hearty soup base.  Dress it up with veggies from your Kula Fields box to make a fabulous pasta sauce.

Ingredients: Roasted Maui Tomatoes, Garlic, Olive Oil, Basil, Sea Salt, Black Pepper.  Net Weight – 16oz.

You can get yours in our Farmshop.

Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve is a unique selection of gourmet & specialty goods. These distinct handcrafted products celebrate & preserve the agricultural heritage of Hawaii Nei.

We Are Celebrating Our 5 Year Anniversary!

2013 Maui Pie Tweetup

Please come and join us at the 3rd Annual Maui Pie TweetUp

It’s our 5-Year Anniversary and to celebrate we are co-sponsoring the 3rd Annual Maui Pie TweetUp.  We hope you will join us!

The Details:
Who:  Kula Fields, Kupu Maui, & Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine

What:  Free event and open to the public

  • Make a pie to share made with a focus on local ingredients
  • Remember we like both sweet and savory pies
  • Invite family & friends to bake with you
  • Per the health department…no dairy or cream pies
  • No store bought pies, please

Where:  Kumu Farms at Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy., Wailuku, HI 96793

When:  Saturday, July 20 from 10:00am – 1:00pm (HST)

Why:  To celebrate, meet new people, enjoy delicious pies.  Last year there were over 80 pies shared with folks in our community.

We hope you will join in the celebration!  Twitter folk can RSVP via Tweetvite.
Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram hashtag for the event #KupuMaui so we can follow your experience.

Don’t worry if you don’t twitter…we want you to celebrate with us and show off your pie making skills. After all…It’s really only about the pie.

We’ve Come A Long Way!
With humble beginnings & awesome community support!


(My fifth birthday picture…go ahead…laugh it up!)

Some of you might remember when we made our very first deliveries to friends and acquaintances throughout the Maui community.  We were hoping for support and plenty of it …we’ve found!  From 25 friends and neighbors, our business has sprouted and is thriving.  We humbly thank you for your support.  Here’s a brief breakdown of how we’ve come along:

  • 5 years in business – started during a recession
  • Servicing 3 Islands (Maui, Oahu, Lanai)
  • Working with and helping to support over 75 farmers, food artisans and backyard growers throughout Hawaii
  • Fundraising for 5 schools
  • Workplace Wellness Initiatives started in companies on all 3 Islands
  • Donations of over $25,000 to various community organizations throughout the Islands
  • Our very own brand of gourmet goods that is growing under the Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve label.

Here’s the really big news:

  • Over 40,000 boxes of 100% locally grown, produce delivered to our community’s doorsteps.

Not bad for a little mom and pop operation and we couldn’t have done it without you! Our members ROCK these ROCKS! Thank you for your continued support!

Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve | Maui Onion Fire Confit | Some Like it HOT!

Maui Onion Fire Confit

Do you know who made the Maui Onion famous?  Most folks don’t know this little know fact.  All they  know is that they LOVE to eat them in any form. Our  Maui Onion Fire Confit is a savory jam with just the right touch of sweetness and a medium heat from Hawaiian chili peppers. Perfect served with goat cheese and crackers, on top of the best burger and steaks, as a glaze for ham, or turn your grilled cheese up a notch.  Add a little spice to your life!  You can get yours in our Farmshop.  Frank Sinatra fell in love with the Maui Onion which he discovered while filming a movie here. He was known to rave about them where ever he went and would tell folks that they’ve never truly eaten an onion until they try a sweet onion from Maui.  Only onions grown in Kula can be labeled as Maui Onions.  Wish “Old Blue Eyes” were here to try our confit on his burger!

Kula Fields Artisan’s Reserve is a unique selection of gourmet & specialty goods. These distinct handcrafted products celebrate & preserve the agricultural heritage of Hawaii Nei.

For an interesting article on the Maui Onion…check out the What We Chow blogpost from the lovely Tara Coomans.