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Monday, November 26, 2012

Happiness is a good scratch.



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Sunday, November 25, 2012

A couple of new additions to our farm this afternoon, Seabass and Trippy. Way to go Snow Pea! Here comes the milk and cheese!



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Friday, November 23, 2012

Holy Frijole, what are we throwing in the truck and hauling to the Keauhou Farmers Market?





Dehydrated Unsalted and Salted Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nut oil
Macadamia nut butter
Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread 
Sourdough round breads w/ basil garlic 
Macadamia Nut Whole Wheat Pasta 
Portuguese Kale / Collard Greens
Toscano Kale
Russian Kale
Parsley
Fresh baked Macadamia Nut Banana Bread
Sourdough Basil Pizza Dough

Alert!!!!! New Item: Mackers, Macadamia Nut Whole Wheat Crackers!


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Friday, November 16, 2012

See you at the Keauhou Farmers Market tomorrow!




What we are bringing:

Dehydrated Unsalted and Salted Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nut oil
Macadamia nut butter
Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread So
urdough round breads w/ basil garlic 
Macadamia Nut Whole Wheat Pasta 
Pineapple Coconut Bars w/ Macadamia Nuts
Portuguese Kale / Collard Greens
Toscano Kale
Russian Kale
Parsley
Fresh baked Macadamia Nut Banana Bread
Mochadamia Nut Squares
Kona Coffee Brownies
Chocolate Macaroons
Double Ginger Cookies
New Item: Sourdough Basil Pizza Dough



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Thursday, November 15, 2012

GMO letter to local grocers

Here is a letter I am leaving with the management of every grocery store I shop. Feel free to use it, or change it to fit your needs, just hold these grocers accountable for knowing what they are selling, and put them on notice that you will boycott any company that does not support total transparency of our food system.



Dear Local Grocer,

I, in good conscience, can no longer purchase the following products or any products I find to have been manufactured or distributed by the corporations listed below. I have chosen to do this for their lack of concern of GMOs in our food and their donations to defeat common sense GMO labeling laws. The final word on GMO safety in our food system hasn't been spoken yet, and until such time, I, as a consumer, want to know which foods contain GMOs. Hawai’i will soon decide on GMO labeling laws, for it is an idea whose time has come. Really, by law I get to know how much salt is in my foods, but not GMOs. Take a stand, and help us local shoppers know what’s in our food. As a local food supplier, until such time that GMO labeling laws are in place, I believe it is your responsibility to be able to answer questions consumers have about GMOS and which foods contain them. Thank you for your consideration.

• PepsiCo (Donated $2.5M): Naked Juice, Tostito's Organic, Tropicana Organic

• Kraft (Donated $2M): Boca Burgers and Back to Nature

• Safeway (Member of Grocery Manufacturers Association, which donated $2M):"O" Organics

• Coca-Cola (Donated $1.7M): Honest Tea, Odwalla

• General Mills (Donated $1.2M): Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar

• Con-Agra (Donated $1.2M): Orville Redenbacher's Organic, Hunt's Organic, Lightlife, Alexia

• Kellogg's (Donated $791k): Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger

• Smuckers (Donated $555k): R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic

• Unilever (Donated $467k): Ben & Jerry's • Dean Foods (Donated $254k): Horizon, Silk, White Wave

Sincerely,
Douglas Pittman
South Kona Farmer




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Friday, November 9, 2012

Holy Mackeral, what are we bringing to Keauhou Farmers Market?




Dehydrated and Salted Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nut oil
Macadamia nut butter
Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread (Now 100% Organic)
Sourdough round breads w/ basil garlic (Now 100% Organic)
Macadamia Nut Whole Wheat Pasta (Now 100% Organic)
Pineapple Coconut Bars w/ Macadamia Nuts
Portuguese Kale / Collard Greens
Toscano Kale
Russian Kale
Cilantro
Parsley
Fresh baked Macadamia Nut Banana Bread
Mochadamia Squares
New Item: Sourdough Basil Pizza Dough



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GMO labeling works!

Here is an example of labeling that didn't seem to add costs to this product. Start demanding GMO labeling from your food producers. You have a right to know what you are eating. That's awesome, no aluminum AND NO GMOs. Yeah, Rumford!





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A list of contributors to defeat California Prop 37, labeling foods Contining GMOs


Here is a list of companies that gave money to defeat California's Prop 37, to label foods that contain GMOs. They gave their money to keep you in the dark about what you are eating. They raised more than $45 million. Ask yourself, "Do you think they gave all this money to keep your food safe and healthy?" A whole bunch of tricks and lies can be bought with $45 million. This is how Prop 37 was defeated. Do what you want, but I believe we all need to boycott products associated with these greedy bastards. With current technology we can farm and feed the world WITHOUT GMOs. GMOs are biopiracy and an insipid form of what I call 'capitalist slavery', where the corporations start to dictate people's lives. In their world money trumps decency, and the head asshole makes it to the top of the list. Monsanto gave over $8 million. Read my other post, "A brief history of Monsanto." If there ever was evil incarnate, I'd say Monsanto fit the bill. This list is in order of amount of contributions, starting with the largest($8 million from Monsanto) to smallest ($1,000). Even Godiva Chocolate, and Smuckers? Let's get them where it hurts, boycott their products!


MONSANTO                                                 
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.
PEPSICO, INC
GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
BASF PLANT SCIENCE
BAYER CROPSCIENCE
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
SYNGENTA CORPORATION
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL, INC.
NESTLE USA, INC.
COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
CONAGRA FOODS
KELLOGG COMPANY
SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
DEL MONTE FOODS COMPANY
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY
THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
HERSHEY COMPANY
H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
MARS INCORPORATED
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
UNILEVER
BIMBO BAKERIES USA
BUMBLE BEE FOODS, LLC
OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES, INC.
COUNCIL FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
SARA LEE CORPORATION
PINNACLE FOODS GROUP LLC
DEAN FOODS COMPANY
BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION
BUNGE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INC.
RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION
ABBOTT NUTRITION
CARGILL, INC.
FLOWERS FOODS, INC.
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
DOLE PACKAGED FOODS COMPANY
WELCH FOODS, INC.
KNOUSE FOODS COOPERATIVE, INC.
LAND O'LAKES, INC.
SUNNY DELIGHT BEVERAGES COMPANY
WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
TREE TOP, INC.
CLEMENT PAPPAS & COMPANY, INC.
HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY
HERO NORTH AMERICA
FARIBAULT FOODS, INC.
SOLAE, LLC
MCCAIN FOODS USA, INC.
GODIVA CHOCOLATIER, INC.
STARLITE MEDIA LLC
B&G FOODS, INC.
CLOROX COMPANY
BRUCE FOODS CORPORATION
GOYA DE PUERTO RICO, INC.
C. H. GUENTHER & SON, INC.
GOYA FOODS GREAT LAKES
MORTON SALT
HIRZEL CANNING COMPANY
REILY FOODS COMPANY
INVENTURE FOODS, INC.
SNACK FOOD ASSOCIATION
CROPLIFE AMERICA
SARGENTO FOODS, INC.
IDAHOAN FOODS, LLC
MOODY DUNBAR, INC.
PCS ADMINISTRATION (USA) INC.
HOUSE-AUTRY MILLS, INC.
FOUR K FARMS
JMR FARMS, INC.
TRI-CAL IN




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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Garden Views

Good food grown local.

Tatsoi

Russian Kale

Toscano Kale

Sweet Basil

Parsley

The next dragon fruit blooms.

Winter Kale on the way.


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