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COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ Hawaii’s Local Buzz offers its full line of Kau-grown coffee, macadamia nuts and honey at its concession inside Hilo Hattie on North Nimitz Highway.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ Kallie Barnes, Joseph Blasher and Jessica Steele are shown sorting macadamia nuts at Paradise Meadows. The three sorters are referred to as WWOOFers, or members of WWOOF Hawaii, who trade 30 to 40 hours in labor per week in exchange for a place to stay, food to eat, and some free days to explore Hawaii.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ Hawaii’s Local Buzz offers its full line of Ka‘u-grown coffees, macadamia nuts and honeys at its concession inside Hilo Hattie on Nimitz Highway, the first time its whole selection has been available in one spot on Oahu. Customers can try before they buy, while local residents and military personnel are offered a 10 percent discount with valid ID.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ This is the entrance to Buske’s and Collins’ Paradise Meadows farm with a red tractor that has become a local landmark on South Point Road, on Highway 11, between mile markers 69 and 70.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ The Paradise Meadows farm stand offers visitors free samplings of the farm’s full line of products. Many products are offered at retail stores on Oahu, but the farm’s Hawaii’s Local Buzz concession inside Hilo Hattie represents the first location on Oahu that offers samplings of the company’s full line of products.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ This undated picture of beehives on the Paradise Meadows farm at South Point, on Hawaii island, shows the tall grasses that covered the 75 acres purchased by Scott Buske and Megan Collins in 2004. As the grass was cut down, an orchard was revealed, prompting owners to farm the land and grow additional crops.
PHOTO COURTESY HAWAII’S LOCAL BUZZ Hawaii’s Local Buzz principles Megan Collins and Scott Buske with one of the coffee trees they grow on their property in Ka‘u, on Hawaii island. Their full line of coffee, macadamia nuts and honey products can now be found in the company’s concession within Hilo Hattie on Nimitz Highway.