Category Archives: Carpe Diem

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

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, […]

7 Tips for Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

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 […]

Meet Megan — Resident Artist and Head of Production

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

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 to Take an Eco Tour of Hawaii This Year

One of the things we love about living in Hawaii is that it’s a place in which the residents have really taken it upon themselves to take care of the land around them. Hawaiians value the ‘Aina, or land, and the plants and animals that depend on it, and thus eco-friendly living and growing is […]

See the Gorgeous Fiery Show of Kilauea’s Lava Overflow

The lava overflow on Kilauea is a spectacular sight to see. Though the volcano has been continuously erupting for about 30 years, it has had ups and downs in terms of activity — and right now, the lava flow is more remarkable than it has been for the past century. Near the Halema’uma’u crater, there […]

Beyond the Beaches: Learning New Things on Your Hawaiian Vacation

lesser known Hawaiian destinations

Many people come to Hawaii to relax on the beautiful beaches, but there are so many other things to see and learn in Hawaii. Venture beyond the beach, and you’ll gain a true appreciation of everything these beautiful islands have to offer. Hawaii has a unique and intriguing history, and there are several museums where you […]

Help the Gabriel Foundation Rescue Companion Parrots

Hawaii's Local Buzz

When we welcome visitors to Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm, the home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, one of the things they always enjoy is meeting our parrots. Our farm is home to six companion parrots, five of whom we have adopted as rescues. Each has its own personality and is very much a part of our family. […]

5 Things You Might Not Know About Living in Hawaii

living in Hawaii

At Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm in Hawaii, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, we love the way the volcanic soils and fresh mountain air allow us to grow decadent Hawaiian treats, such as our macadamia nuts and our award-winning Ka’u coffee. Surely, the Big Island is known for its agriculture, but did you know these five other interesting […]

What a Rusty Building and a Land Full of Weeds Taught Us About Possibility

finding beauty in the rough

If you come visit Paradise Meadows, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, you’ll see a property that is organized, well-maintained and sustainably farmed. It has a home, fenced fields, beautiful orchards, and a range of sustainable agricultural projects including organic gardens and an Aquaponic greenhouse. It has just the right blend of “civilization” and the wild, […]