Hawaiian Coffee Association Names State’s Best Coffee & It’s Not From Kona

When it comes to American-grown coffee, as far as the general population is concerned, there is Kona and only Kona. But in 2021, the Kona Belt isn’t the only area within the 50th state capable of producing high-quality coffee. And in fact, according to the Hawaiian Coffee Association’s statewide cupping competition, the best crop this year didn’t come from the Big Island at all, but from neighboring Maui.

As reported by Big Island Video News, the HCA virtual conference took place last week, June 24th and 25th, and included in the programming was the 12th annual (but first

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Eating This Healthy Food May Increase Your Parkinson’s Risk, Study Says

If you’re like most people trying to stay healthy, there’s a good chance you’ve made some changes to your diet. After all, being conscious of what you put into your body can be one of the best ways to avoid heart disease, diabetes, or other serious health conditions. But research out of Harvard University has shown that one type of food marketed as being good for your health may actually increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Read on to see which items you might want to cut back on.

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Nourse Farm in Westboro opens Veg Out food truck for second season

Barbara M. Houle

The Veg Out Food Trailer at Nourse Farm in Westboro is open for its second season, providing a take-out menu that’s filled with made-from-scratch salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and snacks that utilize the fresh, healthy food grown on the 140-acre family-owned farm.

Veg Out founder Catherine Nourse said the food trailer parked next to the Farm Store served its first customers in May, getting off to an early start with the asparagus harvest. The farm’s newest vegetable was an instant hit, especially at the food trailer where it was transformed into Age of Asparagus Soup, said Nourse.

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