Kapi’olani Community College Farmers Market

Posted in Food & Dining on May 19th, 2010

Looking for a delicious way to start your weekend? Visit the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market at Kapi’olani Community College. The market features a variety of Hawaiian grown and produced foods available only here. You will find the bustling market crowded with local shoppers and tourists alike. Here are 10 tips to make your visit more enjoyable:

  1. Start early. At 7:30 a.m. you will hear an air horn blare and know the market has officially opened. The best selection is available first thing in the morning, and vendors often sell out at this popular market.
  2. Take the bus. The small parking lot is packed early in the morning. The best bet is to take The Bus to the stop in front of the college. If you are a walker, enjoy a pleasant hike from Waikiki, uphill to the college and downhill on your return.
  3. BYOB. Go green and bring your own reusable shopping bags or wheeled carts to carry your purchases home. Cloth bags are sturdier than plastic, while reducing trash and energy consumption.
  4. Bring cash. Leave your charge cards and traveler’s checks at home. This is a green zone, cash only. Prices are not cheap.
  5. Enjoy the variety. Just picked salad greens, ripe heirloom tomatos, sea vegetables, corn on the cob, Kona coffee, poke, fresh bread and kettle corn are just a few of the items to peruse. Select tropical orchids and exotic Bird of Paradise flowers to add rainbows of color to your home.
  6. Taste something new. Many vendors offer samples so you can become familiar with new items. Be open to trying different foods and products, and you may find a new favorite dish. Sweet honey, fresh lavender, pesto pizza, and tangy seaweed salads will tempt your senses.
  7. Ask questions. If you have a question or are curious, just ask. Many of the companies represented are small family owned businesses. The owners are proud of their products and delight in telling you about their goods.
  8. Come hungry. While you sample goodies, save room for some hearty fare. Cosmopolitan cooked to order snacks and meals will tempt your senses. Egyptian curried tofu, Portuguese sausage and eggs, Spam and rice loco moco plates flavors waft through the aisles. Be sure to check out the bakery goods.
  9. Sit tight. A lone picnic table is available for dining on a first come basis. If you are lucky to get a spot, be prepared to share the community table with others. Take this opportunity to meet residents and tourists alike at the table and learn about neighborhood gems only locals know about.
  10. People watch. The crowd is as diverse as the products at the market. Just listen, and you will hear a cornucopia of languages spoken by your fellow shoppers. Bus loads of Japanese and other tourists unload curious shoppers. People watching is as interesting as shopping at this market.

Watch as we tour the Kapi’olani Community College Farmer’s Market

Kapi’olani Community College Farmers Market

Photo Credit: (_e.t) / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Kapi’olani Community College Farmer’s Market is a year round Saturday morning treat. Get out early for the best choice of locally produced foods, flowers and products. Stock up and you will be able to enjoy the fresh flavors throughout the week.

Kapiolani Community College Saturday Farmer’s Market

Parking Lot C (Off of Diamond Head Road)

4303 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu, HI 96816-4421 Map
Every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

About this guest blogger:
April M. Williams is a frequent visitor to Hawaii and a great friend of 808Talk. She is also the author of the book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career”, available in paperback and on the Kindle.

Learn more about April by visiting her at the websites below.
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmwilliams
Twitter http://twitter.com/AprilMWilliams
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CyberLife Tutors Blog http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/blog.html
Personal Blog http://aprilmwilliams.wordpress.com

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Honolulu Twestival Says YES WE DID AGAIN!

Posted in Music on March 28th, 2010

Another Twestival down for Hawaii and with that we can say again YES WE DID! The 2010 Honolulu Twestival took place this past Thursday with another amazing show of support from the Hawaii Twitter community, local businesses and people from all over the islands joining together in the fun for a good cause.

Once again I can’t express my gratitude enough to all those who joined together with me to put on another great event to raise money for this year’s Twestival recipient “Concern Worldwide.” Even with the troubled times in our economy and the problems lingering here at home in the islands, the response shown was nothing short of amazing! The bands, sponsors, prize donors, emcees, volunteers and over 150 people that attended the event helped raise over $3,000 towards building schools around the world.

2010 Honolulu Twestival

Photo Credit: (madmarv00) / CC BY 2.0
Video Credit: [UMI] Workshop (Large View)

Mahalo again to all the organizers, supporters, musicians and our venue (Oceans 808) who joined in the 2nd Honolulu Twestival to show the world once again the wonderful aloha spirit that makes Hawaii so unique.

Shoutout Outs!
Official Media Sponsor: Yelp! Hawaii
Official Wi-Fi Provider: CLEAR Hawaii

More Pics & Stuff:
Metromix Honolulu: Party Pics
Honolulu Twestival 2010: Photos via @Hawaii
WTFHawaii: Twestival 2010 – Hawaii Style, Photos, Video

Honolulu Twestival: http://honolulu.twestival.com
Concern Worldwide: http://www.concernworldwide.org

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Hawaiian Telcom Think Yellow Go Green

Posted in Environment on February 7th, 2010

Its that time of year again to think about what to do with last years telephone directories and how to do it the GREEN way! With just a week left in the Think Yellow Go Green program, we wanted to remind you that those outdated telephone directories can still be recycled up until Feb. 14, 2010. Drop off locations and times are detailed below.

If you lined up last year’s total recycled directories, end to end, it would stretch the total distance from Honolulu to Maui! Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages wants to exceed last year’s total of 90 tons to ensure all outdated directories are recycled into usable goods.

The neat thing about this project is that Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages has partnered with wonderful people to make the result a lasting impression on Oahu. All recycled directories will be processed at Island Shell, a local recycling plant, and converted into environmentally safe products including materials for vehicle oil change kits, mulch and wall insulation products which will then be sold and used locally. Think Yellow Go Green will ensure its mission is supported on each island from start to finish.

This program only runs through Feb. 14, so be sure and spread the word about the Think Yellow Go Green recycling program to your friends, family and coworkers.

Oahu Think Yellow, Go Green Recycling Program Schedule:

Final Weekend:
Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 14

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drop off locations:
Ward Centers
Windward Mall
Waikele Premium Outlets
Kahala Mall

More information: www.thinkyellowgogreen.com

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Honolulu Joins In Twestival Global 2010

Posted in Music on February 7th, 2010

Once again Honolulu joins in the global charity event called Twestival which uses social media to bring together people in support of global good. Last year we took place in the first ever global Twestival and in continuing with the annual event we have jumped onboard again to bring our love and aloha to those less fortunate. This year’s charity is Concern Worldwide who not only helps those in extreme poverty in Africa and Asia but is also helping those in need in Haiti who were hit hard by a recent devastating earthquake.

What is Twestival?

On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness. Twestival (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. Follow @twestival for global updates or @hitwestival for local Honolulu updates.

What Is Twestival?

If you’d like to help out and volunteer with Honolulu Twestival you can join in the conversation or send a blank email to: hitwestival@googlegroups.com and receive updates direct in your inbox. We are seeking sponsors and individuals who can help obtain sponsors, special giveaways and also volunteers who can help at the event with setup and other tasks throughout the night.

For more information please contact me or post a reply and I’ll get back to you shortly. This years event is on the evening of Thursday, March 25th with the venue still to be determined.

Meet the 2010 Honolulu Twestival team on Twitter: HiTwestival/Team

Let’s all come together and show Concern for the world in which we live.

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Video: 2009 Eddie Aikau Highlights

Posted in Surfing on December 20th, 2009

2009 Eddie Aikau Highlights

In Aikau’s honor, the surfwear company Quiksilver sponsors the “The Eddie“—the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau at Waimea Bay. The idea of the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational was created by Bruce Raymond and Bob McKnight.

Source: Wikipedia

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