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Resolved to eat healthier in 2013?  Come get your greens and other local produce at the Waipa Farmer Market- every Tuesday afternoon!

Entry posted on 12/25/2012


Waipa veggies

Posted by Stacy

NOTE:  Mahalo to our Garden Manager Kari for contributing to this blog.


Get ready for Waipa Produce again! 

Waipa’s gardeners are gearing up for an extra productive growing season this year.  We produce veggies all year round that are sold at our Tuesday Market and eaten by volunteers and kids in our programs, and their `ohana. 

But the summer months are just too hot for most of the crops we like to grow and eat.  The lettuce bolts, the carrots get bitter, and the beets and cilantro just don’t even sprout! 

Kale is one of the few things that can handle the heat, and that’s just one more reason to love kale.  We grow a lot of it, since most of our program kids and Waipa `ohana are now addicted to Kale Salad. 

We also are now experimenting with greenhouse tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers thanks to our old greenhouse that got fixed up, and Joseph Dunsmoor, our garden expert. 

So, look for our produce at Tuesday market, and contact us if you’re from our north shore communities and are interested in getting produce, but can’t make it to market…we’re thinking of maybe starting a Kilauea delivery once a week and pick-up at Waipa. 

Everyone’s been asking for the Kale Salad recipe….

So here it is!

You can use this as a base and add other things like quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, seaweed, etc. to create your own variation.



Kale (Fresh)

Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar

Braggs (Liquid Aminos-like shoyu)

Sesame Seeds (optional)

Sesame Oil (optional)

Rinse kale and shake off water. Rip kale leaves from stems and into bite sized pieces, into a medium large bowl. Sprinkle generously with olive oil, and with a little Balsamic Vinegar and Braggs to taste. Toss the kale with the mixture, add more oil, vinegar, Braggs to taste, and add a little Sesame oil at this point, if desired. In order to wilt the kale, lomi the salad with a clean hand. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Entry posted on 10/02/2012


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