Category Archives: Macadamia Nuts

Living Lettuce

We’ve got a delicious variety of Romaine Lettuce just about ready to harvest in our greenhouse this week. It’s part of our aquaponics system here on the farm, where the water circulates from a large artificial pond with fish in it, through to the plants in our greenhouse, and then back to the fish again. […]

If you like pina coladas …

We recently had a pineapple fall off the plant, and set it aside in the farm stand to see if would ripen off the plant. Google told us no, but surprise, surprise, it ripened just fine. Perhaps it already had all the sugar it needed, because it was delicious, just perfect. I couldn’t let such […]

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. […]

Are There Wild Pigs in Paradise?

Visitors to Paradise Meadows Orchard & Bee Farm, home of Hawaii’s Local Buzz, often ask us if we have wild pigs in Hawaii. Since the answer to that question is an emphatic yes, we thought it might interest some of our readers to know more about the “wild pig problem” we have here in paradise.  […]

Celebrate Summer With Refreshing Mac Nut Ice Cream

When the temperature soars, few things are as refreshing as a big bowl of homemade ice cream. Made with crunchy and delicious macadamia nuts, this ice cream recipe creates a treat is sure to have you asking for seconds! Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup sugar 6 egg yolks […]

How Mac Nuts Were Originally Enjoyed

origins of macadamia nuts

These days, we enjoy crunchy and delicious mac nuts as snacks, on salads, and even in desserts. It wasn’t always this way! Before Europeans arrived to the Hawaiian Islands and began farming and harvesting macadamia nuts, the aborigines of Australia had their own way of enjoying these nuts, which grew in the Great Dividing Range […]

Try Macadamias Instead of Pine-Nuts for a Tasty Creamy Pesto

Fresh, green pesto is delicious on pasta, salads and sandwiches. Most pestos are made with pine nuts, which add creaminess and a hint of earthy flavor. However, if you love creamy, natural pesto, there’s an even better choice: make yours with macadamia nuts instead. This drool-worthy macadamia nut recipe will soon become a family favorite! […]

Pretend You’re on a Tropical Vacation This Summer With Our New Cookies

If a trip to Hawaii just isn’t in the cards this year, we have the perfect suggestion for creating a little tropical adventure in your own home: enjoy a package of tropical shortbread cookies from Hawaii’s Local Buzz! Made with tropical ingredients like pineapple and macadamia nuts, every bite will remind you of the warm island breeze and […]

Now is the Perfect Time to Visit Us on the Big Island

While airline prices to most destinations have been creeping up, the opposite is true for Hawaii. In fact, the average airfare from the mainland right now is less than $800. Of course, with lower prices, the number of visitors each year is soaring. The Big Island, however, is still relatively undiscovered. While Oahu received 5.2 […]

Indulge Mom’s Sweet Tooth With Decadent Mother’s Day Treats

macadamia nuts

This Mother’s Day, show your mom you really care with some delicious treats from Hawaii’s Local Buzz. From chocolate treats to shortbread cookies, all of our decadent creations are made with naturally grown ingredients from our family farms. Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean Crunch One of our star creations, chocolate covered coffee bean crunch is perfect […]