Farms

Adaptations
19.525757
-155.923558
79-7500 Mamalahoa HwyKealakekuaHawai'i 808-324-6600Website
Frankie's Nursery
21.344632
-157.74181199999998
41-999 Mahiku PlWaimanaloOahu(808) 259-8737Website
Homestead Poi
Wai'aholeOahu(808) 852-8964Website
HSN Farm
MililaniOahu
Kahuku Farms
21.6617829
-157.93459380000002
56-800 Kamehameha HwyKahukuOahu808-628-0639Website
Kahumana Farms
21.4395954
-158.1559127
86-660 Lualualei Homestead RoadWaianaeOahu(808) 696-8844Website
Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi
21.4575308
-157.83209139999997
46-406 Kamehameha HighwayKāneʻoheOahuWebsite
Kamaaina Land Plant Nursery
21.539227
-158.1550654
Poamoho Agricultural SubdivisionWaialuaOahu(808) 589-6242
Kawailoa Farm
HaleiwaOahu707 324 9940
Khamphout Farm
21.4099549
-158.03582719999997
P. O. Box 970510WaipahuOahu(808)342-6965Website
Kupa‘a Organic Farms
20.7278194
-156.30812170000002
P.O. Box 569KulaMaui(808) 876-0678Website
Leilehua High School Agricultural Program Farm
21.5014133
-158.01274969999997
1515 California AvenueWahiawaOahuWebsite
Lovan Taro Farm
Hale'iwa Oahu
MA‘O Organic Farms
21.44973
-158.15918550000004
86-210 Puhawai Rd.Wai‘anaeOahu(808) 696-5569Website
Mohala Farms
21.5619894
-158.11306109999998
Kaukaonahua & Farrington HighwayWailuaOahu(808) 478-8469Website
Moloa‘a Organica‘a
22.191012
-159.3447134
Ko‘olao RoadAnaholaKauaʻiWebsite
Ono Organic Farms
HanaMaui(808) 248-7779Website
Pit Farms
WahiawaOahu
Simok Farm
WaialuaOahu
Theng's Farm
WaimanaloOahu
Twin Bridge Farms
21.539227
-158.1550654
P. O. Box 31WaialuaOahu
Vilath Farm
MililaniOahu
Wally's Farm
21.283494
-157.69397000000004
495 Pakala StreetHonoluluOahu808-395-1223 Website

Markets

KCC Saturday Farmers Market
21.2709554
-157.79941889999998
4303 Diamond Head RdHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Kailua Farmers' Market
21.3930281
-157.7496761
609 Kailua Road(Parking lot near Long's and Pier 1)KailuaOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Mililani Farmers' Market
21.453088
-158.0091749
Mililani High School95-1200 Meheula ParkwayMililaniOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Waianae Farmers Market
21.4557473
-158.20039989999998
Waianae High School85-251 Farrington HighwayWaianaeOahu(808) 697-3599Website
Hale'iwa Farmers' Market
21.6363535
-158.0546751
Waimea Valley59-864 Kamehameha HighwayHale'iwa Oahu(808) 388-9696Website
Upcountry Farmers Market
20.8525374
-156.32002339999997
Kulamalu Town Center55 Kiopaa StreetPukalani/KulaMauiWebsite
Wahiawa Farmers' Market
21.4983255
-158.02312489999997
Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission parking lot1067 California AvenueWahiawaOahuWebsite
Ala Moana Farmers' Market
21.2912881
-157.84296470000004
1450 Ala Moana BoulevardHonoluluOahu(808) 388-9696Website
Hanalei Farmers Market
22.201185
-159.498582
5-5299 Kuhio HwyHanaleiKauaʻiWebsite
Honolulu Farmers' Market
21.299434
-157.85037799999998
Neil Blaisdell Center777 Ward AvenueHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
KCC @ Night Farmers' Market
21.2683476
-157.79908820000003
Kapiolani Community College4303 Diamond Head RoadHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Kailua Town Farmers' Market
21.3955679
-157.741537
315 Kuulei RoadKailuaOahu808-388-9696Website
Hawaii Kai Farmers' Market
21.2850441
-157.6969039
Kaiser High School511 Lunalilo Home RoadHawaii KaiOahu(808) 388-9696Website

Papayas

 

Papaya is a soft skinned fruit, a staple on breakfast tables in Hawaii for its nutritional value, softness and delicate sweetness.  Fruit is ripe when the green fades out into orange and body softens.

Traditional varieties of Hawaii grown papaya are: Kapoho and Solo (yellow fleshed) and Sunrise (red fleshed).

The “Rainbow” is a genetically engineered cultivar that was developed by University of Hawaii to resist Ring Spot Virus.

Papayas are contain more vitamin C than oranges and are also a good source of vitamin A.  Because of its papain content it is also thought to aid digestion.

Prepping and Eating Tips

– Traditional varieties of Hawaii grown papaya are usually eaten ripe without seeds or skin and usually consumed fresh at room temperature or chilled.

– They can also be used to make smoothies, juices, preserves and desserts.

– They can also be dried and eaten like fruit leather.

– Unripe green papayas are often used in Asian cuisine marinated and fresh shredded in salads, cooked in soups and curries.

– Papaya seeds are also used as an ingredient in salad dressings

Selecting and Storing Tips

Farmers at the farmers markets bring papaya at a variety of stages of ripeness, they know that their customers are shopping for papayas to eat tomorrow and slowly, perfectly ripen as the week goes on.  Yes, papayas are one of the of fruits that can actually ripen after it is picked.  To ripen, keep papays in a cool place, out of direct sunlight and safe from accidental contact with water.  Most papayas are ripe when the percentage of yellow surpasses the green.

Select papayas free from bruises unless you are going to eat immediately.  Once cut, store leftover papaya in the refrigerator in air tight container or cover with plastic.  Like most fruit it can also be frozen, just cut into ready to eat pieces and store in air tight container or bag.  Will last up to six months in freezer.

 

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