Haleiwa Market Tours Sprouting On North Shore
Known for bringing the best in local produce to the North Shore since opening last year, Haleiwa Farmers’ Market is now bringing people to the food source with educational Farm Tours.
In partnership with E Noa Tours, the bi-weekly tours show folks where their food comes from, what goes into growing it and how it all goes from pasture to plate.
Visits are available every Wednesday and Friday for up to 30 passengers at a time. Fee is $132. To learn more, call the E Noa reservations desk at 591-2534 and ask for Tour No. 17.
“It’s only natural that we support these farmers,” said HFM manager Pamela Boyar.“We are able to grow so much food here in Hawaii — if we bought local and ate local, we would be able to have a more diversified diet.”
Boyar’s market ran two tours of four local farms last fall for residents, which was the forerunner for the current tour. “We filled up and had to start a waiting list, so we decided to make these tours a regular thing. We also found that four farms are just too many and decided to narrow it down to two (per trip).”
Stops include Poamoho Organic Produce, Oahu’s largest certified organic orchard; Waialua
Members of the busy hula troupe Na Kupuna ‘O Wahiawa proudly display their banner at a recent holiday performance. The group has its roots at Wahiawa District Park and now dances for community festivities throughout Central Oahu, including Helemano Plantation and Dole Plantation. The dancers are (from left) Jane David, Gladys Oshiro, Gladys Kaneshiro, Juanita Duldulao, Mary Alvarico, Yvonne Toma, Masako Watanabe and Yoshi Yonemura. Musicians (center) are Louis Kaonohi, Mel Temblar and Pololena (Flo) Pang. Photo from Flo Pang.