July Update #2
Vital Membership Meeting
The next Kokua membership meeting will be held:
2pm on Saturday, August 3 at the Church of the Crossroads
Due to an editing error the time was deleted from our last newsletter—apologies.
Continuing Asphalt Work
This Friday morning at 10am there will be another round of asphalt work on Kahuna Lane, according to our landlord. The good news is that our parking will be accessible via King Street. Do not attempt to use the back road, as that will not be open.
Fresh Pikake Kupe’e (wristlets) and shorty rope style neck leis
Unlike commercially grown Pikake, these are not sprayed w harmful pesticides. Thus, the bloom may be fast and furious! Get them while u can!
Kupe’e $12-$15 small (Keiki) to medium
(large only by special order)
24” rope neck lei $35
Maunawili poi and More
Another delivery of excellent, organic Maunawili poi will be available Friday morning. This is an exceptional product and we highly recommend it. Only twenty 1# bags are available, so no miss! It will be in the produce department.
Speaking of produce, we hope you have taken advantage of Hawaii’s bountiful summer fruit—luscious Raposa, Hayden and Pirie mangoes, last of the season fat red lychee, jackfruit, soursop, hearts of palm and sugar loaf white pineapple. We will get mangosteen—the queen of fruits this week, so be on the lookout.
Kokua now is carrying Waialua Sweetland Farm feta, as well as the amazing tomme cheese. Look for it in the refrigerator case. Another shipment of Kunoa 80/20% ground beef will be arriving Friday, along with hanger steaks from Kauai and ground venison from Molokai. Also look for locally produced beef and venison sticks, just in.Ludovico chickens, the only Oahu naturally raised birds (as eaten at MudHen Water and Fete), are in stock.
Our frozen/chill order has been delayed—but will arrive Friday, instead of as expected on Tuesday. More dairy and Strauss ice cream. Bubbies mochi ice cream is now on the freezer shelf—including triple chocolate and lilikoi. We’re working on getting bulk mochi ice cream, so you can just buy a single to indulge yourself.
Cakeworks will be delivering beautiful pastries regularly, so you can enjoy a hot cup of organic coffee (or local, depending on the day) and a great pastry. There will be gluten free scones, croissant and lovely oat cakes. We are looking at more options for healthy and easy breakfast fare.
Our new chef, Sharif
Our new chef, Sharif, will be cooking for us Thursdays thru Sundays; alternating with Ryan’s delicious Indian cuisine. Sharif comes to us highly recommended by the Choy sisters, Shelley and Patti. He has an expansive culinary background and we are looking forward to enjoying his Mediterranean fare in coming days.
Featured Friday will be Greek lemon chicken, Beef Roast, Fasolakia (vegan), Lentil stew (vegan), Mediterranean rice (vegan), Mashed potatoes (vegan), Tabouleh quinoa salad (vegan), Summer Couscous Salad.
Be a part of the team this Summer
Please consider joining our Kokua team this summer and helping at the store. We need your time and energy for a variety of projects including administrative tasks, stocking, cleaning and reorganizing. Each time we have had a project, like painting the store or revamping the lanai, we seem to have the same dozen (wonderful and dedicated) volunteers show up. This newsletter goes out to over 2,000 members—we want you to remember that this is your store and you might be surprised how satisfying it is to make a contribution of time and energy.
It’s the way the co-op came together many years ago—and created so many deeply rooted relationships and networks among us.
You can email the firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work out the time and the type of work best suited for you.
Thank you for supporting us with your spending and considering becoming a volunteer.