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Spicy Ninja Sauce: Fire of the Aloha Spirit

Spicy Ninja Sauce: Fire of the Aloha Spirit

By Dagny Brand “Infused with the fire of the aloha spirit,” Spicy Ninja Sauce is on a mission to help Hawaii’s farmers and to bring new meaning to “made in Hawaii,” all while creating bold and delicious Hawaii-inspired hot sauces. Started with $200 and three peppers,...
MetroGrow Hawaii: The Future of Aeroponics

MetroGrow Hawaii: The Future of Aeroponics

By Dagny Brand An innovative vertical urban farm, MetroGrow Hawaii uses aeroponics to “provide high quality produce for the local restaurant and gourmet markets,” as Founder Kerry Kakazu said. “As we face more climate challenges and reduced resource availability, it...
Traveling Plum: A Classic Hawaii Snack

Traveling Plum: A Classic Hawaii Snack

By Dagny Brand Everyone loves a crackseed snack, and Traveling Plum is using all locally grown fruits to combine this Li Hing Mui treat with a mission to support Hawaii agriculture. “Crackseed that’s local to Hawaii and free of preservatives, food coloring, and...
Beyond Pastry Studio: The Ultimate Baker Experience

Beyond Pastry Studio: The Ultimate Baker Experience

By Dagny Brand Beyond Pastry Studio is engaging the community through both the flavors it offers and the experiences it will bring as it grows into a workshop area for developing bakers. Founder Cristina Nishioka is proud to be opening a space where people can come to...
Kō Hana Farms: Hawaiian Sugarcane

Kō Hana Farms: Hawaiian Sugarcane

By Dagny Brand Heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane once again grows proudly across hundreds of acres on the central and north shores of Oahu. Kō Hana Farms, the sister company of Kō Hana Distillers, cultivates over 30 varieties of kō, or sugarcane. Each cane variety has...
IL Gelato Hawaii: As Authentic As It Gets!

IL Gelato Hawaii: As Authentic As It Gets!

By Dagny Brand Summer is here, and IL Gelato is making authentic, natural, and award winning gelato and sorbetto for the community! Owner Dirk Koeppenkastrop studied the art of making gelato in Bologna, Italy, and since 2010, he and his wife Nicole Lueker have found...