Happy Camper for Monday, December 6, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Grove Farm Market vendor Mayette Loseto lets Ross, Michael and Max Doxey of Alaska try the real lilikoi in comparison with the Ono Pop version Saturday in Puhi.

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    Grace Young of ‘Aina Organics show off some of the gift-boxed items available for holiday gift-giving Saturday during the Little Pea’s Holiday Market at the Kukui Marketplace in Lihu‘e.

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    Taylor Anama of Salty Moo shows off some of her products during the first day as a vendor at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi Saturday.

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    Ann Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie shows off the boxed ninja bread created for the holidays Saturday during the craft fair that attached to the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

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    Todd Ozaki of Lily Bud shows off some of the woodworking products he got involved in as a COVID-19 project. He was one of more than 50 vendors participating in the craft fair that attached to the Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

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    Malia Banquel and Tisha Ruiz of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i branch are accepting food and donations, selling foodbank T-shirts and recruiting food-drive volunteers Saturday at the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market on Kress Street.

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    Dominique Gardner of Cozy Noodle is discovering all the ways she can use ulu in her locally crafted noodles Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi. She shows a specially-stamped bags of noodles perfect for gift-giving.

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    From left, Sharyl Lam Yuen, Shawn Shimabukuro and Marlene Duarte of the Grove Farm Company are busy monitoring vendors and customer traffic Saturday at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi that added a quarterly craft-fair component of more than 50 vendors.

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    Can you tell the difference between Macee Martinez (she’s back!) and Lexie Gardner and the elves at Santa’s House at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e? Macee and Lexie do duty along Candy Cane Lane (Mrs. Claus said that’s where the elves hang out) that opened Saturday with craft and candy giveaways.

And where was the Ninja Bread at Made In Hawai‘i? Ann Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie brought the gingerbread people (minis and big guys) for Made In Hawai‘i, where she joined her sister Ruth Hashisaka, who came down special to help Ann and June Ikemoto at the Grove Farm Market craft-fair component Saturday in Puhi.

Even got to see Dr. Lloyd Fujimoto, who had a whole new batch of Milky Way photos. Spouting Horn at 2 a.m.? These are gorgeous! OK, Ted Fleming, need to go do some more Milky Way stuff.

They should meet up with Angela Hoover (she was doing the Zonta 16 Days of Activism along with Nikki Cristobal), who is having some Girl Scouts do some astronomy programs at the Grove Farm Museum. How about the honu and the Milky Way? Any kind of cosmic connection? Definitely not your everyday photo of honu.

And how about coach Todd Ozaki and his COVID-19 pr0ject? His Lily Pod designs are very solid woodworking. It’s amazing how many new vendors Grove Farm was able to pull together on Saturday. Bill Spitz already had his food component, so was checking out the crafters. Did he see the Ninja Bread at Kaua‘i Kookie?

Welcome, Taylor Anama and Salty Moo, which had some fancy stuff! Taylor said she’ll be doing the market until the end of January to see how things work out.

And kudos, Peaches and Little Pea, on the great turnout for the Holiday Market at the Kukui Marketplace in the old Pier 1 location in Lihu‘e.

At the market, attendees needed to have proof of vaccine, fill out contact-tracing forms, or show a negative COVID-19 test (they even had Dr. Dawn Sparks on hand to do tests for those who missed the window).

And Ari Brun is getting ready for the first night of Lanterns of Love that turn on starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kaua‘i Hospice office. If you haven’t gotten yours, you need to hurry before they run out.

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

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