Happy Camper for Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sam and Margaret Oki of California enjoy the misting rain Wednesday at the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Adam and Christine Coyaso get a break from dispensing fresh coconut Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Joycelyn Vasconcelles’ produce shopping makes a nice desk decoration at the Coldwell Banker real-estate office Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Leigh and Sankar Sridaran of San Diego enjoy a fresh coconut Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Clyde Letreta cranks out rainy-day music on the Bubba’s Burger end of The Shops at Kukui‘ula during the weekly farmers’ market Wednesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Koa Ashby, 4, tries his first fresh coconut from Adam and Christine Coyaso Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.

  • Basilio Fuertes / Special to The Garden Island

    ‘Ele‘ele School student Carmila Udarbe peers from behind the seedlings she’ll be distributing Saturday in front of Gather Federal Credit Union in the ‘Ele‘ele Shopping Center from 8 a.m.

Don’t forget to get your seedlings (tomatoes, Japan hot pepper, Hawai‘i hot pepper, green eggplant) that ‘Ele‘ele School student Carmila Udarbe and her mentor Basilio “Bunga” Fuertes will be distributing outside the Gather Federal Credit Union office in the ‘Ele‘ele Shopping Center Saturday. Go early for best selection. They start distributing from 8 a.m.

Koa Ashby had to try a fresh coconut while mom picked up an open-top coconut-frond hat from Adam and Christine Coyaso (they’ve got some exciting news coming up!) Wednesday during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (Stacie Chiba-Miguel had to buy a new shirt because she soiled the one she had on while clearing drains from the afternoon rains).

She obliged visitors Leigh and Sankar Sridaran of San Diego by taking their photo with one of the Coyaso coconuts. The rain moved everyone under the eaves, but that didn’t bother the Eating House 1849 crew, who ran out of food again.

Mark Jones was pumping out those exotic mangosteins, cacao beans and the rare red atemoya that is related to the cherimoya and sour sop, and where is Isobel Storch?

Sam and Margaret Oki from California got to catch up on a trip they had planned before the COVID-19, and they’re coming back later in the fall to hopefully catch up with Daphne McClure of Moloa‘a Bay Coffee. Maybe they have some more fancy tales like the ones of Antarctica when they visited the Kaua‘i Community Market at Kaua‘i Community College in Puhi.

OK, time to go check out Larry Feinstein (Kurt Osaki is supposed to be there too) and the crew at the Kalena Park work day today. Is this part of Earth Day?

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

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