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.

Kula Fields | Produce Delivery Oct.30 – Nov. 2, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 10-30-13

Fall is certainly the time to dust everything with cinnamon and spices.  It’s my new secret ingredient in my chili. Looks like the cat is out of the bag now. It’s great on my pineapple, papayas, bananas, squash, coffee, oatmeal…I could go on and on. I mention this because half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day has previously been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes. With all this Halloween candying being enjoyed and the next few months of Holiday indulgences…I just wanted to throw out a healthful tidbit that might make a difference in how you feel. Hope it helps!

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

On MAUI
Papaya – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Butternut or Kabocha Squash – (S)
Kula sweet Onions – (C)
Carrots– (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Sage – (S)
&
Sprouts – (S)

On OAHU
Papaya – (S)
Citrus – (S)
Avocado – (S)
Cantaloupe – (S)
Japanese Eggplant – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions – (C)
Tomatoes – (S)
Collards, Chard or Kale – (S)
&
Rosemary– (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Citrus, Lililkoi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Butternut Squash, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Curly Kale, or Sprouts

***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 Oct. 16-19, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Blog 10-23-13

We’re on the run but enjoy the goodies this week! Asparagus, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Eggplant…all my favorites!

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

On MAUI
Citrus – (S)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Butternut Squash – (S)
Jalapeno – (S)
Avocados – (S)
Rainbow Chard – (S)
Japanese Cucumber – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Roma Tomatoes – (S)
Italian Eggplant – (S)
&
Sprouts – (S)

On OAHU
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Colored Carrots – (S)
Asparagus – (S)
Butternut Squash – (S)
Jalapeno – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Roma Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Japanese Cucumber– (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Lililkoi, Pomegranate, Pineapple, Zucchini,  Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, or Kula Sweet Onions

***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 Oct. 16-19, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 10-16-13

It has been a delightful week so far.  I toured three farms in 24hrs., met wonderful farming families, camped on a cocoa farm, and witnessed how much work it takes to get folks the goods. Time well spent.

We have a tasty green theme going on this week on Oahu.  We have green beans, green onions, & green peppers.  Other inspiring items are the yacon and/or kohlrabi folks on Oahu will be getting.  Yacon is a sweet tuber that looks like a sweet potato and can be eaten raw.  Kohlrabi is a member or the cabbage family and can be eaten raw as well. Both yacon and kohlrabi can be cooked & roasted too.  I plan to make a salsa with both of them using the cilantro Oahu will be getting.

Maui folks…you are getting zucchini.  I LOVE zucchini!  I realize that it isn’t everyone’s favorite, but it is so versatile that there is no reason to get bored with it. My favorite new way to have it is as zucchini noodles.  I picked up a spiralizer from Amazon.com.  I have the kids wash, spiralize, and salt.  We salt the noodles and let sit for about 20 minutes or so to pull out the moisture just like we do eggplant. Then we rinse, drain, and pat dry.  Then we either top with our Artisan’s Reserve Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce to which we add meat and other veggies or we use the Kumu Farms Pesto Sauce.  I’ve been scoping out recipes for Pad Thai and a Shitake Mushroom with Baby Bok Choy soup using the zucchini noodles. For me, this is a gluten free, healthy alternative to pasta noodles.

Be sure to check out our Recipe Pinterest Board  for more ideas.

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

On MAUI
Pineapple – (C)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Shredded Cabbage – (S)
Green Onions – (S)
Sweet Corn – (S)
Green Beans – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Ginger Root – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Pineapple – (C)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Yacon, Purple Kohlrabi, OR Beets – (S)
Green Onions– (S)
Green Beens – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
Sweet Corn – (S)
&
Cilantro – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Watermelon, Green Mango, Limes, Cucumber, Avocado, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Extra Kale, Extra Tomatoes, & Round Eggplant

***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 Oct. 9-12, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields 10-09-13 Boxes

Not all fruits and veggies in this picture were included in the boxes this week. This picture is from a photoshoot we did this week.
Taste the Rainbow!

First, we’d like to say, “Thanks!” to all of the military folks for your support.  It made it a wild week around here but so worth it!  Feels good to be able to provide a service for those in need.  Second, to all of our customers….we’d like to apologize for getting this posted on the blog so late. Sorry.

It is starting to get chilly Upcountry on Maui.  I know because I wake up pretty darn early and then don’t even attempt to get out of the bed until my husband has brought  coffee to me in bed and it’s fully light outside.  I love this time of year. Oven roasted veggies and sautéed greens with curry and ginger seem like they will be on the menu just to warm things up a bit .  I wonder what you will do with yours?!

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

On MAUI
Pineapple – (C)
Oranges – (S)
Yacon – (S) *Not a Sweet Potato!
Avocado – (S)
Bok Choy OR Won Bok (Napa Cabbage) – (S)
Green Onions– (S)
Italian Basil – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Pineapple – (C)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Purple Sweet Potatoes – (S)
Kula Sweet Onions– (C)
Zucchini – (S)
Shredded Cabbage– (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Rosemary – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Watermelon, Green Mango, Strawberry Papaya, Citrus, Banana, Cucumber, Avocado, Kabocha Squash, Collard Greens, Rainbow Chard, Kohlrabi, & Japanese Eggplant

***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 Sept. 25-28, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 09-25-13

I’m so excited for fall!  It is my most favorite season.  Comfort foods abound.  Maybe because the days are getting cooler Upcountry and I can justify eating lots of soup.  Little known fact…I LOVE SOUP!  When I lived in Chicago, I attempted a Raw Food Diet for a few months until it got cold. Out went that diet.  I know you can make raw soups but you can’t heat anything over 118 degrees, so that just wasn’t working for me in the winter.  Lucky, we live Hawaii, eh?

If you are looking for some super yummy fall recipes…be sure to scope out our recipe board on Pinterest or check our recipes section on the blog. Enjoy!
From the farms to your table, here is this week’s gourmet goodness produce delivery.

On MAUI
Pineapple – (C)
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Kabocha Squash – (S)
Avocados – (S)
Kula Sweet Corn – (S) *Yes, it’s non-GMO
Sage – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Pineapple – (C)
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Kabocha Squash – (S)
Avocados – (S)
Sprouts– (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Sage – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Rainbow Chard, Artichokes, Onions, Beets, Bell Pepper, Citrus, Bananas, Cucumber, or Jalapeno.

***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 Sept. 18-21, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Blog 09-18-13

What a week!  Farmer pickups took longer than expected so it caused a delay in this week’s “What’s In The box?” post.  I’m loving the variety in the fruit this week.  They say you eat with your eyes first.  Feast your eyes on these jewels!  From the farms to your table, here is this week’s gourmet goodness produce delivery.

On MAUI
Pomegranate , Lemons, OR Purple Avocado– (S) *Eat the skin on the avocado
Mango – (S) *These stay green when ripe
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Yacon OR Fennel – (S)
Italian Eggplant – (S)
Broccoli – (S)
Garlic Chives – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Watermelon – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Italian Eggplant – (S)
Carrots – (S)
Broccoli OR Geen Beans – (S)
Sprouts– (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Mint– (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Collard Greens, Chard, Artichokes, Onions, Beets, Bell Pepper, Citrus, Bananas, Pomegranate or Extra 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.

 

Kula Fields | Produce Delivery Sept. 11-14, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Box 09-11-13 This week’s boxes made me so hungry and happy…I packed up a full box just so I could get the same effect that you folks do when you receive your boxes.  You are so right!  It is just like Christmas. Hope you enjoy this week’s bounty.

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

On MAUI
Strawberries – (C)
Apple Bananas – (S)
Carrots – (S)
Yellow and Green Zucchini – (S)
Avocado – (S)
Cucumber – (O)
Italian Basil – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Strawberries – (C)
Bananas – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Yacon or Fennel – (S)
Cucumber – (O)
Yellow and Green Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Japanese Eggplant– (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Collard Greens, Chard, Onions, Extra Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Citrus, Watermelon, Pomegranate or Extra 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.

 

 

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.

 

Kula Fields | Produce Delivery Aug. 21-24, 2013 | What’s In The Box?

Kula Fields Boxes 08-21-13

The end of summer is upon us.  Summer vacation has ended and the kids have all returned to school. Soon the melons and corn will be long gone and will start to make way to squashes, sweet potatoes, avocados, & citrus.  I”m not bummed though. Fall foods are, by far, my favorites!  However, if you are grillin’ up a storm  and looking for grillware or lanai seating…now is the time and I’ve seen some really great deals.

Don’t worry . There are still plenty of summer festivities to be had!

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

On MAUI
Watermelon – (S)
Strawberries – (C)
Sweet Corn– (S)
Shredded Cabbage – (S)
Green Bell Pepper – (S)
Fennel – (S)
Ginger Root – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
&
Curly Kale – (S)

On OAHU
Strawberry Papaya – (S)
Bananas – (S)
Carrots – (S)
Sprouts – (S)
Eggplant – (S)
Zucchini – (S)
Lettuce – (S)
Tomatoes – (S)
Curly Kale – (S)
&
Shredded Cabbage – (S)

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

Possible substitutions this week include:

Pineapple, Papaya, Cucumber, Beets, Bell Pepper, Tahitian Limes, Bananas, Kula Sweet Onions, Fennel, Artichokes, Carrots,  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.