Letter of Aloha

As you read this issue, I hope you are sitting down, relaxing and taking a pause from your busy day to reflect on the first day of fall. The summer heat has been turned down just a touch and, with the season of gratitude and celebration upon us, we start yearning to spend time with ‘Ohana.

The view from my home has changed and it has taken me a while to get settled. Long gone are the ocean views from a house worn down by years of damaging salt and wind. Now, the view has been transformed to a vibrant taro patch, sky-high banana trees and absolutely breathtaking mountain views. Cool and quiet nights round off the feeling of a new home.

Thinking about this new issue – a feeling of curiosity and admiration for all things libation come to mind; several unique drink recipes await your exploration within these pages. But apart from beverages, we also include a loving study of one of Hawaii’s most favored year-round crops: avocados. Then we decided to share our Statewide Farm Guide, because we know there are many readers out there looking for new, local-centric adventures with family and friends.

Whatever your love, may we please ask you – if you love edible Hawaiian Islands please become a subscriber. If you subscribe you’re guaranteed to get your copy first before the issue hits the stands, delivered right to your computer or mailbox. And if you get a subscription for a friend as a gift you will be twice loved, and thanked.

Read local. Buy local. Support local.

With aloha,
Dania Novack-Katz
Publisher / Editor