Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Joyce Takahashi of Miki Macs made special fried won ton pi drizzled with mac nut honey Monday for the organizers of the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e to sample.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pau Hana Market vendor Mayette Loseto adjusts her matching hat and face covering against the brisk trade winds Monday at the Kukui Grove Center Pau Hana Market in Lihu‘e. Loseto said the design was inspired from the pineapple field days in Hale‘iwa, O‘ahu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Aida Abella, Eden Aladin and Stephanie Aladin of Kaua‘i Family Cafe unveil their Monday offerings at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kukui Grove Center security person Stacy Pleas shows off her pansit palabok Monday-night dinner from the Kaua‘i Family Cafe table at the Pau Hana Market at KGC in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Joyce Takahashi of Miki Macs made special fried won ton pi drizzled with mac nut honey Monday for the organizers of the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e to sample.

What is a Banana q? It was next to the cascaron being offered by the Kaua‘i Family Cafe ‘ohana at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e, where Bill Spitz added pancit to his mushroom pizza from Carabella’s for Monday-night dinner.

Janice Bond was scouring the marketplace looking for young asparagus (nope, no Elvrine Chow to help her Monday), and Joyce Takahashi of Miki Macs had some fried won ton pi drizzled with honey (mac nut honey, no less) that Carolyn Lum (is she helping at Read Across America?) said was left over from Chinese New Year.

Life at the farmers’ market is always interesting. No, the Pau Hana Market does not accept EBT or SNAP, but there are others that do. Isobel Storch of Lanipo Farms (she does the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula on Wednesdays, and Puhi Park Produce on Saturdays) welcomes SNAP customers with her sign.

Laurie Ho said carrots (how about the size of those beets at Yasaka’s Farm!) are staring to come in, and Mayette Loseto (you should check out her matching hat and face mask combo) still had chico…the more exotic cream apple and eggfruit are gone.

Barbara Gusman of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort said they’ll be hosting a farmers’ market and craft fair this Friday starting at 3 p.m. in Waipouli. The farmers open first in the resort’s parking lot, and the craft fair opens at 4 p.m. in the Moamoa and Daybreak dining areas inside the resort.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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