Nadine Riso of the Christian Riso Fine Art &Framing Gallery (yes, they’re open next to Sueoka Store!) was looking for the link to the virtual crowd (the Koloa Town boardwalk would’ve been teeming with people — especially on the day of the parade and ho‘olaule‘a! — during Koloa Plantation Days)…check out the virtual get-together, Saturday!
Kudos to Pillare Mukai (Stacie Chiba Miguel must’ve been caught in meetings) and Char Jensen (she had to do temperature scans on all the vendors) on the successful return of The Kaua‘i Culinary Market (the county’s sunshine markets return to its traditional 3:30 p.m. start time as well) at The Shops at Kukuiula where shoppers and vendors wore face masks and adhered to social distancing (so that was what all the tape marks on the ground meant)…too much excitement for Florence Toyofuku (grandma Isobel Storch of Lanipu Farms was there with a full offering); John Rivera and Friends are now in the Palm Court (did you see the virtual Chef’s Demonstration that would be part of Koloa Plantation Days with a plantation days-style preparation?).
Usa Meephol was thrilled with her location, and Mark Jones (he said it even feels like there’re more people shopping!) had his yellow watermelons wiped out within minutes of the market’s opening.
The Kaua‘i Culinary Market is a partnership between the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau (yes, Terry Gordines was representing Johnny Gordines) and The Shops at Kukuiula.
Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.