Farms

Hester Farms
PahalaHawai'i
HSN Farm
MililaniOahu
Nalo Farms
21.3365638
-157.7200264
41-574 Makakalo StreetWaimanaloOahu(808) 259-7698Website
Otsuji Farm
21.282581
-157.694484
459 Pakala StreetHonoluluOahu(808) 368-1135 Website
Pit Farms
WahiawaOahu
Pupukea Gardens
21.643627
-158.04697099999998
59-433 Kawowo RoadHaleiwaOahuWebsite

Markets

Volcano Farmers' Market
19.434279
-155.22986200000003
19-4030 Wright RoadVolcanoHawai'iWebsite
Kailua Farmers' Market
21.3930281
-157.7496761
609 Kailua Road(Parking lot near Long's and Pier 1)KailuaOahu(808) 848-2074Website
KCC Saturday Farmers Market
21.2709554
-157.79941889999998
4303 Diamond Head RdHonoluluOahu(808) 848-2074Website
Mililani Farmers' Market
21.453088
-158.0091749
Mililani High School95-1200 Meheula ParkwayMililaniOahu(808) 848-2074Website
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
Ala Moana Farmers' Market
21.2912881
-157.84296470000004
1450 Ala Moana BoulevardHonoluluOahu(808) 388-9696Website
Hale'iwa Farmers' Market
21.6363535
-158.0546751
Waimea Valley59-864 Kamehameha HighwayHale'iwa Oahu(808) 388-9696Website

Spinach

Spinach is an edible flowering plant that is part of the Amaranthaceae family which includes beets and chard, as well as quinoa and amaranth (in seed form).  It is native to central and southwestern Asia and has been cultivated widely within temperate and tropical regions.

It is known for its dark green, rosette crinkled soft leaves.  It can be often found at farmers markets in bunches or loose leaves.

Spinach, like all green leafy veggie are high in iron, vitamin B, vitamin A (especially high in lutein).

Prepping and Eating Tips

– Always wash your spinach well before preparing and eating. Its grows right on the ground and its delicate crevices can collect a lot of dirt and sand.  Its a good idea to do a quick rinse, then soak and swish in a bowl of cool water, followed by a quick rinse.  Dry in a spinner, air dry or pat or roll around with a paper towel.

– Spinach can be enjoyed raw in salads, smoothies, juices.

– It’s a quick cooker so careful not to overcook.  It can also be steamed, sauteed, added to stews and curries, baked into dips and casseroles.

 

Selecting and Storing Tips

Choose leaves and bunches free from wilt, dark slipperiness indicates decay of this fragile plant.  Spinach’s nutritional value declines quite swiftly so in order to get the most out of your spinach, buy fresh and from as direct source as possible to insure freshness, then eat right away.

If you need to store, do not wash and store in your refrigerator’s veggie bin, it will keep up to 2-3 days.  It also keeps well blanched and then frozen up to 6 months.