Posted on April 12, 2012 by Damon
What: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Invites You to the Puna Ohana Day!
Come and join local practitioners as they share their knowledge of cultural arts and crafts. Explore the native garden and have fun on a scavenger hunt.
Where: Maku‘u Farmer’s Market
When: Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Who: Everyone! Children of All Ages Welcome
How Much? FREE!!!
Call 985-6019 to reserve a space and lunch for your ‘ohana.
Sponsored by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, Maku‘u Farmers Association and Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center
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Posted on March 20, 2012 by Damon
Rising energy costs are a burden on most families in Puna. Learning how to budget, as well as, ways to save on electricity usage can keep more money in people’s pocket. To some the hardest part is where to start.
County Council 4 Candidate, Greggor Ilagan, is happy to announce that Maku`u Farmers Market is facilitating a free workshop on Mar 27, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm instructed by Helen Wai from Hawaii Energy.
Hawaii Energy is the state energy conservation and efficiency program implemented to help reduce Hawaii’s dependence on foreign oil. The workshop provides a hands-on approach to teach families how to budget and save money on their energy bill. In addition, a free advance power strip is given to each household that attend while supplies last.
These classes in Puna are being coordinated by Greggor Ilagan of HPP.
Future workshops at Sure Foundation Church and Solid Rock ministries are being scheduled.
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Posted on February 8, 2012 by Damon
Posted on February 8, 2009 by Damon
Inspired by my sickness today and my fondness for the Farmers Market in Makuu that I like to go to but am not today because I’m too sick, I was thinking it would be cool if there was a way to access some of these products that are sold at the market online.
If I went to the Farmers Market and took pictures of booths along with contact numbers or emails of the vendors and then set up a page on the top of my site that was just devoted to Farmers market items… do you think that would work at all?
Vendors pay $15.00 a week to have their products displayed for about 6-8 hours or so.
If I charged a vendor $5.00 a month to have their goods displayed and a contact to reach them 24 hours a day 7 days a week… I think that would be a good deal.
I need some feedback on this idea before I proceed. Comments?
It wouldn’t just be delegated to Maku’u Farmers Market either… I could go to various farmers markets throughout the entire island.
The only proceeds I would get is that initial $5.00 per month. All other sales would go directly to the vendors and all payments would be done in person at time of the product exchange.
Filed under: Agriculture, Announcements, Big Island, Blogs, Community, Economy, Food & Drink, Health | Tagged: Agriculture, Announcements, Big Island, Blogs, Community, Economy, Farmers Market Online, Food & Drink, Health, Makuu Farmers Market | 1 Comment »