Monday, May 10, 2010

A Trip Back to Makuu Farmer’s Market


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I like to go to our Sunday farmer’s market for my weekly provisions, finding new plants and just bumping into old friends and vendors I have built a relationship with. Its a very festive environment filled with food venues, entertainment and they even teach free Hawaiian language and Ukulehe classes there.

Who wants some of these beautiful bromeliads, $5 each or 3 for $10…you choose any size!

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I think I’m going to get some tomato starts and other starters today since the slugs ate most of my little seedlings…they are voracious here. I’m getting 10 starters for only $5 or 50 cents each…what a deal! Today, I’m getting some bok choy, thai basil, various lettuce, tomatoes and tatsui…now I need to find a way to get the slugs to stop visiting my garden…

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How about trying a nice freshly made crepe,  this one is made with shrimp and fresh avocadoes, basil and other herbs.

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Looks ono….eh???? (local expression for delicious)

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I love seeing this guy do his work here and make these beautiful pieces of art, he also finds the most amazing trees to bonsai.

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Isn’t this one just spectacular?

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Boy, its getting hot and muggy today, time to get some fresh coconuts to drink and then scoop up the delicious creamy coconut meat, he will even make a little coconut spoon for you to scoop out the meat.

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This is interesting, know why most of the vegetables are wrapped up?  There’s so many bugs, fruitflies that the vendors do not want their produced blemished and picky buyers here only want the best produce!

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I hope you enjoyed our farmer’s market today, we always find some fresh and inexpensive things to bring back home….aloha!

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26 comments:

Mumsy said...

What an amazing world you're living in! I would love to have some bonsais.

Noelle said...

Hello Noel,

I enjoyed visiting your local farmer's market. I also love how you show us what life is like in Hawaii and the different ways in which you garden and live :-)

Surfie said...

What a fantastic farmer's market! I wish we had something like that near me. I'll be in Maui this December; I'll have to see if I can get to a farmer's market while I'm there! Thanks for sharing your world.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That sounds that a very interesting Farmer's market Noel - ours in comparison is quite boring. I really like the bonsai trees - that one looks a bit like a holly one. I have 3 malus as bonsai trees and they are just about to bloom. That sure is one big helping of a crepe!

ewok1993 said...

I never go to the farmers market without my camera because there is simply so many things to capture - your post today is a wonderful example.

soulbrush said...

what glorious colours to be surrounded by

Carver said...

What a great farmer's market you have. I enjoyed all the shots and seeing what yours is like. I also like to go to the farmer's market in my area.

Ami said...

I want those bromeliads! If I got more, maybe I get a even better deal? Wow, thanks for showing this farmer's market. I really enjoyed it, and that shrimp wrap looked so delicious!

Jossie said...

That was a well spent Sunday. Lovely fresh food and the crepes look really yummy!

Meredith said...

Yum -- or should I say ono? I'd like a shrimp and avocado crepe, please. Never tried a coconut like that, and now you've gotten me curious, Noel. :)

With 50-cent starts, I probably would never bother sowing my own seeds in late winter. Fantastic deal!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a wonderful farmer's market! The plants, food, food, food, look so great! I'm hungry!

Rainforest Gardener said...

That looks like such a fun day! The vrieseas looked especially appealing for such a low price... wow.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the market. The bonsai is amaing.

Indrani said...

You always get the freshest in such farmer's market I am sure.

luna miranda said...

the food is making me hungry! wonderful plants and vegies--and the fresh coconut is calling my name!

AaronVFT said...

Wow! I love the bromeliads! The vegies looks yummy too!

Floridagirl said...

Um, yeah.... At 3 for $10, I think I'll take all those bromeliads!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post on the farmers markets. It is a great way to support the local farmers. I love home grown tomatoes, they are the best.
Great photos and post, Noel!

LadyFi said...

What a fabulous market! Delicious shots.

walk2write said...

Thanks for the interesting slice of life, Noel. Sounds like your garden is going to be great with all of those plants. Have you tried luring the slugs into a shallow dish filled with beer or sprinkling some diatomaceous earth around your plants?

Ellada said...

Of course I enjoyed your farmer’s market. And I want more and the crepe too, with shrimp and fresh avocados :)

DoanLegacy said...

The bonsai are gorgeous, just as the foods look so delicious. The bromeliads are also cheap. They would be running around $50 for each container here..

Helen at summerhouse said...

Aloha Noel, You've brought back memories of our trip to Oahu. We also went to a little market and bought ginger flowers and Bird of Paradise for a fraction of the price here. The Bromeliads are gorgeous. And the crepes...yummy ingredients. I may have to make some myself.

Meg said...

Thank-You for stopping by via Blotanical. I visited Hawaii several years ago and couldn't believe the splendor! How majestic the trees were and of course the ocean WOW! Enjoyed your blog and I will be back, believe it or not, I love tropicals even though I live in VT. Try to grow some in containers for the big bang!! Happy Gardening, Meg

Kimberly said...

Hi, Noel! I'm really jealous of this market! We have a great market here too but it doesn't look as lush as yours. And broms for $5 each..any size?! REALLY?! The crepe also looks delicious, although I don't eat shell fish. I can envision a veggie crepe, though, with all that fresh beautiful produce! Beautiful post!

Living in Taradise said...

I love your blog! My father was stationed with the Air Force in Hawaii when I was a little girl! Such good memories! Thank you for the blotanical welcome!

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