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Big Island Agriculture Products Featured at KCC’s Farmer Market

Media Release:

Meet Hawai‘i’s top chefs and food producers during culinary demonstrations and tastings 9 a.m. every Saturday in September at the KCC Farmers’ Market. The Savor September fun showcases premiere agriculture products from Hawai‘i, the Big Island: grass-fed beef, honey, coffee and shrimp.

KCC Farmers Market

The outdoor, bustling marketplace is the state’s largest farmer’s market and is located near the foot of scenic Diamond Head at Kapiolani Community College (KCC)— just minutes from Waikiki. Browse among all Hawai‘i-grown and -produced foods and “talk story” with the people who created them.

The Savor September lineup opens with Chef Ed Kenney of Honolulu’s Town Restaurant teaming up with Michelle Galimba of Ka‘u to prepare her succulent Kuahiwi Ranch Natural Beef on September 3.

Cattle on Kuahiwi Ranch in Na'alehu

Cattle on Kuahiwi Ranch in Na'alehu

Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine Founding Chef Alan Wong takes the stage September 10 when he concocts a sweet dish using honey from his Adopt-A-Beehive Project in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo. While detailing the project, Dr. Lorna Tsutsumi of UH will do a honey extraction demonstration.

Chef Alan Wong

Chef Alan Wong

On September 17, the nation’s reigning barista champion, Pete Licata, joins farmer Lorie Obra to feature her award-winning Rusty’s Hawaiian 100% Ka’u Coffee. For the second consecutive year, Obra’s brew earned top honors as Grand Champion of Hawaiian Coffee from the Hawai‘i Coffee Association.

Lorie Obra of Rusty's Hawaiian 100% Ka'u Coffee

Lorie Obra of Rusty's Hawaiian 100% Ka'u Coffee

Chef Eberhard Kintscher, better known as Chef Hardy of Michel’s at the Colony Surf in Waikiki, wows the crowd September 24 when he demonstrates Shrimp in Citrus Coconut Saffron. Using Kona Kea seafood raised at Keahole-Kona, Chef will incorporate island sweet potatoes, freshly roasted macadamia nuts and Hawaiian “Sweet Gold” pineapple in a french “papilotte” presentation.

In addition to the farm-inspired culinary demos, the KCC Farmers’ Market offers a wide range of products: fruits, vegetables, fresh-baked breads, hand-made pastas, tropical jams and jellies, unique snack foods and specialty seasonings.

Come to eat breakfast—a different restaurant prepares hot breakfast plates each week for a local-style treat. Find fresh-baked scones, oatcakes and other baked goodies to enjoy with a cup of Hawai‘i-grown coffee or fresh juice.

The KKC Farmers’ Market is open 7:30-11 a.m. every Saturday in the college’s Parking Lot C at 4303 Diamond Head Road. There’s plenty of parking and public transportation is available via The Bus #3, #22, #58.  Savor September is made possible through support by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation. For info, phone 808-848-2074 or visit http://hfbf.org/markets/.

Big Island Police Release Most Recent List of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted”

Media Release:

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 31-year-old Ka’ū man wanted for a domestic incident, a 32-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning about a sex crime and drug operation, and a 31-year-old Kona man wanted for escape.

The new episode begins airing Friday, July 22.

Nathan Cakin

UPDATE: Nathan Cakin has been found

In it, police ask for the public’s help in locating 31-year-old Nathan Cakin of Pāhala, who is wanted in connection with a domestic confrontation on July 3. Cakin is described as Filipino, 5-foot-9, about 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. 

Oran C. Kita

Oran C. Kita

The television program also asks for help in locating a 32-year-old Puna man wanted for questioning in connection with investigations into a reported sexual assault and a marijuana growing operation. Oran C. Kita was last known to have lived in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. He is described as being of Japanese-Caucasian descent, 5-foot-10, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Sky Kamai Lewis

Sky Kamai Lewis

In this latest edition of “Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted,” Officer Patrick Menino also asks for help in locating a 31-year-old Kona man wanted for escape. Sky Kamai Lewis failed to return to the Hale Nani community-based program on March 30 after violating terms of an extended work furlough in Kona. He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-8, 175 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police ask that anyone with information about any of these cases call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential. Crime Stoppers does not tape record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID.

“Hawai’i Island’s Most Wanted” is a project of Crime Stoppers Hilo, Inc., which is a partnership of the business community, the media and the police. It was inspired by the national TV show, “America’s Most Wanted.” The program airs on Na Leo O Hawai’i Community Television Channel 54 on Sundays at 5 p.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. It also airs intermittently on Channel 53.

The Complete Y. Hata Story

What started here in Hilo on the Big Island has quickly expanded to what it is today:

A Complete and Comprehensive Story of Y.Hata and Co. Ltd, the leader of Food Distribution Business in Hawaii. The video explains the history, the present and the future of Y. Hata and Co. Ltd.

Presented by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce: