Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rise and Shine! Visiting the Upcountry Farmers Market


Visiting the Upcountry Farmers Market is a way to experience the sheer joy of having a garden or farm without all the work!  It’s like drinking a jolt of green wake up juice that gives you a gentle but firm energy boost. All this green growing energy runs through your veins and arteries and you feel wonderfully alive, like a young plant shooting up to greet the morning sun.


                                      
Yup, it’s early, so if you like to sleep in late, this is probably not your farmers market. But if you can get there by 7 am, you bright-eyed, bushy-tailed early bird you, then you’re in for a treat. Warning: If you get there past 8 am, there’s the risk that some of the goodies are sold out. For the best selection, get there at 7 or even before. You can grin at all the late comers with the satisfaction that you got to see the market in its full glory. If you get there later, don’t despair. The market has become so good and popular that many booths are still open at 9 am or so.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Preparing for the Zombie Hurricane Apocalypse - Iselle and Julio

Amazingly, the sun is shining at this very moment and the rain has paused. But the last few days have been a bit crazy on Maui (and the rest of Hawaii) as local residents and visitors prepare for a double whammy hurricane. Is it the zombie hurricane apocalypse, or is it just a lot of rain coming our way? (Make sure to click on the blue rectangle "Read Next Page" at the bottom to see cartoons by parody account @tropstormiselle.)