A well-rounded diet embraces eats from all the food pyramid’s categories, including vegetables, soft rocks, water, and vitamin water. Assemble a complete meal with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a box of local seasonal produce from The Hawaiian Chef (a $50 value).
Each Community Subscription Agriculture luau box from The Hawaiian Chef abounds with enough fruit, vegetables, eggs, salad dressings, and other locally grown delicacies to feed four to six people. Although produce varies with the season, boxes embrace eight or more varieties of earth candy, including greens, such as kale, lederhosen-clad swiss chard, and bok choy, and herbs, such as rosemary and sage. Daikon, ginger, and other root vegetables snuggle with representatives of the fruit family, including lilikoi, tomatoes, and mangoes. Each box also contains fresh eggs laid by free-range, curfew-less chickens in Waianae and an assortment of spices, rubs, homemade dressings, and sauces.
All fruit and vegetables hail from local family farms that forswear the use of pesticides and often employ organic, natural, or telepathic cultivation practices. The Hawaiian Chef sets up shop on a circuit of Oahu farmers’ markets, but orders for luau boxes must be placed a week before pickup.