Memorial Day marketing

Terry Gordines of Tropical Flowers Express was amazed at how fast the cut tropical flowers sold on Saturday.

Shoppers plucked the buckets dry in less than 10 minutes, many heading to graveyards and cemeteries where the flowers would be placed in time for Memorial Day.

Cheryln Wishart of Ohio was getting hers for a wedding Monday.

“I’m a good friend of Lisa Ellen Smith,” Wishart said. “When Nicole Carver gets here Monday, Santa is doing the wedding using these flowers.”

Activity bristled at the Kauai Community Market, a partnership between the Kauai Farm Bureau and the Kauai Community College, as Ferdinand and Tanya Dosono introduced Aloha Kim Chee, a Korean delicacy, to the marketplace.

“It’s Aloha Kim Chee for shoppers,” Ferdinand said. “For wholesale customers, it’s Kauai Kim Chee.”

The Kauai Community Market is open Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Kauai Community College parking area. The Kauai Farm Bureau also partners with The Shops at Kukuiula to offer the Kauai Culinary Market on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m., featuring a chef’s demonstration at 5 p.m.

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