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.

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.

 

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.

Kula Fields | Produce Delivery February 12-15, 2014 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Produce Box 02-12-14

The sun is shining in Kula today and believe me when I say that it is truly something to smile about. February is always the coldest month of the year up here and the recent rains have made harvesting tricky, if not impossible, and have completely demolished some crops. If you are hoping to get strawberries any time soon I wouldn’t count on it. They turn to complete mush after the rains and the farmer scrambles to fulfill his larger corporate accounts first before us. Lettuce took a beating too and the cold weather makes the irrigation water icy cold and shocks the plants, thus reducing their growth.
I haven’t even attempted to do a “What’s In The Box?” post because I place my orders but may never get what I order due to the weather conditions. We never really know until we pick up from the farmers. We work harder November – March every year to make sure we have a wonderful selection of items to send out.
From the farms to your table, here is this week’s gourmet goodness produce delivery.

On MAUI
Tangerines – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
Napa or Chinese Cabbage – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Curly Kale, Rainbow Chard or Collard Greens – (S)
Baby Spinach  – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Thyme – (S) * Be sure to dry out what you don’t use for later cooking purposes.

On OAHU
Tangerines – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
Beets – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Curly Kale, Rainbow Chard or Collard Greens – (S)
Baby Spinach  – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Thyme – (S) * Be sure to dry out what you don’t use for later cooking purposes.

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra Citrus, Lilikoi, Avocado, Green peppers, Yellow beans, Pineapple, Eggplant, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Kula Sweet Onions, Cucumber or Sweet potatoes

***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 | Produce Delivery Dec. 18-21 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 12-18-13

Happy Winter Solstice!  It is the  changing of the seasons from Fall to Winter on Saturday.  The shortest day of the year and colder temps.  I bet some of you have even pulled out extra blankets for sleeping at night.  I enjoy this time of year because it allows for reflection on the past year and time to make plans for the New Year.  We’ve had another fabulous year at Kula Fields and we are planting the seeds for our  big dreams for the upcoming year.  We hope you’ll do the same.

These are our last Kula Fields box deliveries of the year.  We are grateful for your continued support of our local farmers.

We wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with friends and family.  We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

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

On MAUI
Pineapple – (C)
Citrus – (O)
Green Beans (double normal amount)– (S)
Shredded Cabbage – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Curly Kale – (S)
Carrots  – (S)
Sprouts – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Avocado – (S)

On OAHU
Pineapple – (C)
Citrus – (O)
Turnips – (S)
Green Beans (double normal amount)– (S)
Beets – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Curly Kale – (S)
Sprouts – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Parsley – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra Citrus, Bananas, Starfruit, Lilikoi, Avocado, Cabbage, Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Green Onions, or broccoli

***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 | Produce Delivery Nov. 20-23 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 11-20-13

Are you ready for feasting?  I know I am.  We’ve already made turkey once.  Can you believe it?

This week’s box (and next week’s too) is heavy on veggies that you can use for you own Thanksgiving meals.  Very little fruit is going out this week…only citrus to Oahu folks, which will be great when fresh squeezed into your homemade cranberry sauce.  Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for yummy Holiday recipes that utilize items from your boxes. Since we will not see our Oahu folks again before the holiday, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Just a reminder…

Please remember to login to your accounts and check your calendars to be sure there are not any delivery days that you may need to place on hold due to traveling or other outings and events.

With that in mind we have a couple of calendar announcements to make:

  • If you are scheduled for a delivery on Thursday, 11/28 (Thanksgiving Day), we have changed your delivery day to Tuesday, 11/27 so you can have goods in time for the holiday.
  • If you are scheduled for a delivery on Friday, 11/29, we are sorry to inform you that there will be no deliveries that day and you will not be charged.
  • In December…we will have no deliveries 12/23 – 12/31. We will be enjoying time with our families. Service will resume on New Year’s Day!

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.

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

On MAUI
Crimini or Portabella Mushrooms – (O)
Curly Kale – (S)
Green Beans (double normal amount)– (S)
Purple Sweet Potatoes – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Turnips – (S)
Sprouts – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Poultry Herb Bundles – (S)

On OAHU
Citrus – (O)
Crimini or Portabella Mushrooms – (O)
Carrots – (S)
Green Beans (double normal amount)– (S)
Purple Sweet Potatoes – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Turnips – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Poultry Herb Bundles – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra Citrus, Bananas, Starfruit, Pineapple, Avocado, Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Green Onions, Cucumber, or Zucchini

***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 | Produce Delivery Nov. 13-16 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 11-13-13

 

The Holidays are officially here! It’s wonderful to be able to visit with family and friends at this time. There are so many events and gatherings going on that I”m glad I get to enjoy the benefits of running Kula Fields. The biggest one…I get leftovers at the end of the week, which is excellent, because my calendar is packed with no time to shop. Hope you are able to benefit from the convenience as well and that you impress others with your amazing culinary skills . <wink>

Please remember to login to your accounts and check your calendars to be sure there are not any delivery days that you may need to place on hold due to traveling or other outings and events.

With that in mind we have a couple of calendar announcements to make:

  • If you are scheduled for a delivery on Thursday, 11/28 (Thanksgiving Day), we have changed your delivery day to Tuesday, 11/27 so you can have goods in time for the holiday.
  • If you are scheduled for a delivery on Friday, 11/29, we are sorry to inform you that there will be no deliveries that day and you will not be charged.
  • In December…we will have no deliveries 12/23 – 12/31. We will be enjoying time with our families. Service will resume on New Year’s Day!

Feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.

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

On MAUI
Citrus – (O)
Apple Banana – (O)
Avocado – (O)
Cucumber – (S)
Japanese Eggplant – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Baby Bok Choy – (S)
Curly Kale, Collard Greens, or Rainbow Chard – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Thai Basil – (S)

On OAHU
Apple Bananas – (O)
Citrus – (O)
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Avocado – (O)
Japanese Eggplant – (S)
Cucumber – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
Baby Bok Choy – (S)
&
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Extra Citrus, Pineapple, Papaya, Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Curly Kale, Kula Sweet Onions, Mizuna or Green Bell Pepper

***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 | Produce Delivery Nov. 6 – 9 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields 11-06-13 boxes

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “cooking with fire”.  That’s what today has been like for me.  My internet has been sooo slooow for three and a half weeks, if it evens connects at all. It is painful. I had the internet company come check everything out and they said, “it must be your router.” I went out, bought a new router, only to get overly excited and simultaneously disappointed because there was no change and my new router wasn’t exactly cheap. I called the cable company to relay my internet woes yet again…only to be told that it would take a week and a half to get another technician out and that I should come swap out my cable modem. I did as instructed but with no luck.
Trying to answer emails, and run a business from your cell phone or ipad is not fun at all and the backlog of work that needs to be completed is great. I waited patiently for my appointment and when the blessed day arrived I get a phone call to tell me that everything should be running fine from what they can see on their end. Huh? So I check it out, and yep, everything seems to be running smooth for the time being. Still no explanation of what the problem was and it seemed to be an isolated incident.
At the moment…I feel like I’m cooking with fire. I’m not on a cell phone, I can clearly see my screen and I’m working through the backlog of emails and requests that had previously gone undone. Internet running full throttle!
I’m able to get all of my messages too! With that, I was able to see that Longan was available if I wanted it as well as organic crimini mushrooms. I’d be crazy to turn those items down. It’s great to have some variety! Hope you enjoy them!
We also have an extra special surprise item for you this week….just because!

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

On MAUI
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Apple Bananas – (O)
Citrus – (O)
Longan – (O)
Crimini or Portobella Mushrooms – (O)
Zucchini – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Green Onions – (S)

On OAHU
Red Cuban Bananas or Apple Bananas – (O)
Citrus – (O)
Longan – (O)
Crimini or Portobella Mushrooms – (O)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Collards, Chard or Kale – (S)
&
Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Citrus, Lililkoi, Starfruit, Pineapple, Papaya, Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Curly Kale, Kula Sweet Onions or 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.