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March 2014

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Popular Night Market Expands to Honolulu

The success of the monthly Down to Earth Kailua Night Market has led us to expand it to Honolulu beginning in March. The Night Markets celebrate local companies – we usually have about a dozen food-oriented vendors sampling and selling their products. There's also live entertainment and an in-store sale where customers receive 35% off ten great best-selling items. Read more ...

Talk Story with the Love Life! Team
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Ili’ili Farms Turns Water Into Food

Tucked into the beautiful Lualualei Valley on the leeward coast of Oahu, there are hundreds of family farms growing a range of produce for the island. One of the newest in the valley is Ili’ili Farms, a certified organic aquaponics farm, which we had the pleasure of visiting recently! Read more ...

Feature Article
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Buying Local Builds Community

So many people talk about buying local as if it's something new. We've been buying local ever since we started in Wailuku on Maui over 35 years ago. It's not something special or new that we're doing. It's something we've always done. It's what we're about. Through buying local, supporting local farmers and vendors, we're giving back to the local economy. Read more ...

Health Tip
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Support Locally Grown Foods & Products

Down to Earth is a proud supporter of local farmers and vendors. For over 30 years we have made it a priority to offer local products to our customers. Check out some of our local favorites – you can pick these up at any of our stores: Read more ...

Quote of the Month

“Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ workers at decent wages and serve primarily local customers. It means becoming more self sufficient and less dependent on imports. Control moves from the boardrooms of distant companies and back into the community.”

- Think.Shop.Buy.Local, Retail Merchants Association

Featured Recipes

Our recipe selection this month features some classic Hawaii favorites: luscious, local bananas, papaya, and coconut!

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Roasted Papaya and Veggies

This versatile recipe can be used with countless variations. Cut vegetables about the same size to achieve even roasting. This recipe takes a bit of time, but the final product is worth it.