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Grove Farm Newsletter - May 2020 Edition

Thank you to our vendors and the community who participated in the opening of Puhi Park Produce on April 11th -- it is a huge success! Puhi Park Produce is open every Wednesday from 2 p.m. and every Saturday from 10 a.m.

During these trying times our island’s hardworking farmers and fishermen provide our community with some sense of normalcy by making available fresh items that were once available at Sunshine Markets. To the community who supported these vendors, we thank you for continuing to follow the Market Best Practices so we can continue to bring you the freshest fruits, vegetables and fish.

A special thank you to Dennis Fujimoto of The Garden Island Newspaper, Ron Wiley of KONG Radio and Ron Wood of FM97 for helping us get the word out. Communications is key, especially during these uncertain times, and you went above and beyond to help the island.

Grove Farm’s President and CEO, Warren Haruki, saw a need in our community to help all island farmers and fishermen who lost their venues to make their living while the island deals with the coronavirus restrictions. “I am very proud of our team who stepped up to bring together Puhi Park Produce” said Haruki. “It is a commitment we all share in building a sustainable Kaua‘i.This event has also made us keenly aware of the need to become more sustainable with our food – we need to grow crops and encourage everyone to eat local!”

Having this large open space made Puhi Park a perfect location for vendors to set-up a good distance away from one another. Ample parking surrounds the perimeter makes it easy to efficiently shop while practicing social distancing.

Many of the farmers grow their crops on Grove Farm land. “Our hardworking farmers take pride in bringing you the freshest produce. Being able to offer them a place to sell the fruits of their labor during these difficult times is important.” said Grove Farm Project Manager, Arryl Kaneshiro.

Click here for more information about some of the vendors at Puhi Park Produce!

Easiest Soup in the World

Nonaka Family Recipe

“If you cannot make this, I don’t know what to say”

Recipe courtesy of Dean and Nicol Nonaka from Nonaka Farm in Hanapēpē Valley

2 cans of SPAM
3 bunches mustard greens
6 cups of water
Garlic and grated ginger to your liking
Salt and pepper, to taste
Large daikon, peeled and cubed, optional


  1. Cut SPAM and daikon (optional) into ½ inch cubes
  2. Rough chop mustard greens
  3. In a large pot, brown SPAM until desired doneness
  4. Add in garlic, ginger, and water
  5. Add in daikon and mustard greens
  6. Boil for 10-15 minutes
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste
  8. Serve over hot rice

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