What’s all the Buzz About Cold Brew?

Iced Coffee

Lately, everyone (and mostly that means the e-media) has been buzzing about cold brew coffee. It seems like it’s a topic making headlines almost as often as politics these days. So we thought we’d talk about what it is, why you might want to use this brewing method, and why you probably don’t need to (but […]

Hawaiian Myths You Should Know Before You Visit Big Island

Black Sand Beach Original

The Hawaiian islands have a rich and unique culture, and there are several ancient legends that you’ll want to be aware of, and respectful of, when you visit. The Menehune According to myth, the Menehune were people who lived on the Hawaiian islands before the Polynesians. They are tiny people (described as being anywhere from 6 […]

Meet Scott – the Big Kahuna (aka “Da Big Boss”)

The Big Kahuna

People often ask us who comes up with all the delicious recipes and ideas for our Hawaii’s Local Buzz products, and the answer is Scott. People also ask us who had the inspiration and vision to purchase Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, and the answer is Scott. In fact, […]

Does Fake Honey Save Bees?

Bee in Lounge Chair Cropped

Here at Paradise Meadows, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we enjoy watching the ABC TV show Shark Tank. It’s a show that celebrates entrepreneurs, and we can easily identify with the folks who appear on Shark Tank hoping for an investment to help take their business to the next level. We especially applaud those who […]

7 Tips for Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

Overwhelmed post it notes

Here at Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we don’t think of ourselves as social marketing gurus, so we make it a habit to read newsletters and websites that offer advice on how to “get the word out” about our Moan-a-licious™ Hawaiian goodies. The latest advice we’ve been given (this time via Mark Cuban on Shark Tank) is […]

Think Locally, Act Locally

Buy Local

At Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we believe it’s important to support our local community. The Ka’u district on the Big Island of Hawaii is an economically challenged area with few jobs and few opportunities for the folks who live here to make money and support their families, especially without having to drive 120+ miles each day. […]

Meet Megan — Resident Artist and Head of Production

Megan and Jericho

In the next few months we’ll be posting a series of blog posts introducing the family & friends that make Hawaii’s Local Buzz possible. To start the series, we’d like to introduce Megan Collins — our resident artist, an award-winning farmer, the person who makes sure all of our delicious products are fresh and available, […]

The only thing we have to fear is letting fear stop us

Defending Your Life cover

David Brooks, in an op-ed column in the NY Times, wrote about Lady Gaga, who was honored this week by the Americans for the Arts. In his column, Mr. Brooks used Lady Gaga as a living example of someone who has embraced her passion and who has the courage to be herself “with abandon”. And he concluded his […]

How We Feed Our Parrots at Paradise Meadows

Jericho

Visitors to Paradise Meadows, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, often ask us what we feed our flock of 6 companion parrots and how we know what their dietary needs are. Our quick answer is that our birds eat better than we do, but the longer answer is that horrifyingly little is known about the dietary […]

Celebrate (Inter)National Coffee Day with Us

different styles of coffee

Mark your calendars — September 29th, 2015 is this year’s International Coffee Day and we’re having a one-day celebration here at Hawaii’s Local Buzz. For one day only, we’ll be offering all of our award-winning Ka’u coffee at 20% off the regular price. This offer is good on our Estate, Peaberry, and Extra Fancy coffee […]