Category Archives: Featured

The Economics of Growing Coffee in Hawaii

When people look at the price of Hawaiian coffee they sometimes assume that those of us who grow coffee and sell coffee must be making a fortune. Or they wonder why the price of Hawaiian coffee is so high. So we thought we’d take the opportunity to explain some of the economics of growing, processing, […]

What’s all the Buzz About Cold Brew?

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

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”)

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, […]

Think Locally, Act Locally

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

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 We Feed Our Parrots at Paradise Meadows

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 […]

RIP Petie (2003? – 2015)

Common brown mynah

Those of you who have visited our farm may have had the opportunity to meet Petie — the common brown mynah bird that lived in our dining room. Unlike our six parrots, Petie preferred to live indoors with the family. We are devastated to report that Petie passed away at 11 AM today, cradled in the palm […]

Celebrate the Beginning of School With a Delicious Cookie Treat

The beginning of the school year is here, and we have just the thing to make that first day even more enjoyable. Tropical Shortbread Cookies from Hawaii’s Local Buzz make the perfect finishing touch for a brown-bagged lunch, or a satisfying after-school snack. Your child will love celebrating the end to the first day of […]