It's farmers market day again around here... Our tiny market was recently featured in a Chinese travel magazine. Here's a pic they published of my pie guy with our neighbor who sells bananas, lychee, jackfruit, Rangpur and Calamondin limes, nutmeg, flowers, and more. The couple in the photo sell honey and Maui grown vanilla, and that's their young son.
The man has been participating in another market recently. It's in nearby Hakalau, and began as a "food share." All bartering, initially. There are two older ladies there who sell the best lau lau.
Lau lau= meat, fish and purple sweet potato, wrapped in taro leaf, then ti leaf and slow-steamed for a long time.
There was a quick earthquake here this morning. Only 4.6, but enough to make me leap from the bed! They feel different here-more jarring, less sway. Here's a link about it: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130811_2_earthquakes_shake_Hawaii_island.html?mobile=true