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we love farmer’s markets and feel good about frequenting them

Top 5 reasons to visit your nearest Hawaii Farm Bureau Farmer’s Market

Value:
The freshest local veggies, fruits and other agriculture products on the island will be available at the most reasonable prices.

Community Support:
Our farmer’s markets contribute to hawaii agriculture and support those who sustain and nurture our beloved aina (land).

Eat Hawaiian Regional Cuisine:
We have a culture of good food and eating together; so enjoy the abundant prepared foods at the market that reflect our island’s culinary uniqueness.

Socialize:
Hawaii’s open air markets are held in large areas or open lots where meeting farmers/producers at their booth, garnishing first-hand knowledge of their product and mingling with a fun food-centric crowd is all possible in an energetic atmosphere.

What’s Out There:
Eight neighborhood markets are installed throughout the island and each has a weekly tip sheet outlining what’s available that week
Ala Moana Sunday | Aloha Tower Wednesday | KCC Saturday | Mililani Sunday | KCC Tuesday | Honolulu Wednesday | Kailua Thursday

Insider Tip: Arrive near market opening to beat the crowds and get the freshest of the fresh.

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ars café – a diamond near diamond head

Ars Café is a purveyor of coffee, tea, gelato, and food complemented by art and ambiance. I learned all that after experiencing THE best expresso I have had this side of Italy. Just a single thimble of their signature expresso reflects the high quality and thoughtfulness of everything Ars represents.

Residing at the heart of this café is the gorgeous Koa wood accented custom expresso machine; this coffee maker is a piece of art in itself. Poised on top of the expresso machine and at the ready are the handcrafted mugs. Follow the length of the coffee counter and there wait the bakery and gelato cases. Stop! Chocolate gelato! My reputation as a dessert first girl is well deserved because at this point, I add a scoop to my existing order of coffee and exquisite avocado toast. No ordinary gelato, it is house made, from scratch, with organic ingredients and nothing artificial. Note for my fellow affogato fans – it’s on the menu but the quality of the expresso and the quality of the gelato are best experienced individually.

What else about Ars is distinctive? The ambiance. From monthly rotating art shows, presence of a turntable, tasteful spare decor and the absence of WiFi, Ars patrons respond to the intentional environment. We collectively chat, pay attention to what album is playing, to the art on the walls. On my last visit, blues legend B.B. King was playing. The fact that I recall that means something to me. Here at Ars, I hear and most importantly listen with enjoyment.

For these reasons, it’s the café I recommend to those who appreciate finer things. These aficionados are a diverse collection of islanders and vacationers – artists, coffee connoisseurs, foodies, hipsters, runners, walkers and generally just an all-around appreciative crowd.

Ars Cafe
3116 Monsarrat Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
808.734.7897

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