Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Joan Emura of Kaua‘i Churros (oops, forgot to ask what was the new flavor) goes back to her wok to crank out a batch Monday during the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Bill and Sheri Bestpitch — they’re TGI readers visiting from Virginia — get a lesson in telling which dragonfruit are red and which ones are white Monday during the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Wirat Farm brought in a just-harvested batch of tangelo, limes and ruby red grapefruit in addition to naval oranges (both seeded and seedless types) Monday at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pon Emoto shows off her Canada shirt she got while visiting there, and bunches of freshly harvested carrots from Wirat Farms, Monday at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Abie Coma and her sister Bethany Coma, an artist with Mo‘olelo Murals, stand in front of a butterfly that was inspired by the taco wings. The Mo‘olelo Murals artists will be back in action on Kress Street this Friday from around 1 p.m.

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center was excited (she even had some butter chicken curry from Shakti’s Indian food to go along with that fancy tea) to announce that, in cooperation with the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau, families will have a chance to grab a pumpkin during the Keiki Pumpkin Giveaway that will be part of next Monday’s Pau Hana Market.

Make sure you get there early (the market and giveaway start at 3 p.m.), because the pumpkins, courtesy of Corteva Agriscience, Kekaha Agricultural Association and the Hawai‘i Crop Improvement Association, are limited.

Mary Lardizabal, music instructor at Kapa‘a Middle School, was taking advantage of fall break to check out the Monday market. She couldn’t resist those Kaua‘i Churros when Joan Emura went back to the wok to crank out batches hot out of the cooker, and got so excited watching Makoa and Makani Emura play with their butterfly knives, forgot to find out what was the new flavor. Oh well, cinnamon and sugar it is.

Bill and Sheri Bestpitch of Virginia (they read TGI all the way over on the East Coast! Mahalo!) got a lesson on determining which dragonfruit are ready, and which ones are red, from Mayette Loseto (she said she even had pink ones at the market), who ended up giving Sheri a bunch of tropical flowers with the fancy white torch ginger.

Now, who were those Kaua‘i Community College culinary-arts students who were shopping the market (nope, no celery here) as part of their exams?

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

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