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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

How Honey Helps to Keep Your Gut Healthy

Your gut is home to a large population of beneficial bacteria known as bifidobacteria, which help you break down your food and absorb certain nutrients. In order to keep your gut healthy (and enjoy overall good health), it is necessary to keep these bifidobacteria healthy. That can be achieved by providing these bacteria with non-digestible […]

Coffee Can Be More Than Just Brain Fuel

Most people think of coffee as brain fuel — it wakes them up, makes them more alert, and helps them power through a tough day at work. One innovative entrepreneur in London, however, is showing the world that coffee can fuel more than just minds. Arthur Kay, a graduate of University College London’s architecture program, […]

Coffee+French Toast = Delicious

French toast is supremely satisfying in the morning, as is coffee. What if you could combine the two? The result would be a completely delicious breakfast treat known as Coffee Caramelized Croissant French Toast Sticks. Sound appetizing? We thought so! Read on to learn how to make this remarkable dish using our Hawaiian Ka’u coffee […]