Sponsored by Hawaii State Department of Agriculture
Food sustainability is a big topic in Hawaii, and that’s why it’s important to support our local farmers. 2 Lady Farmers in Waianae is just one example, providing Hawaii with locally raised pork. HI Now host Kainoa Carlson is in the kitchen with owner Stacy Sugai, one half of the 2 Lady Farmers, to get a look at some of their local products.
Today, Sugai is cooking up some pork chops and locally made sausage! 2 Lady Farmers also offers Portuguese, Adobo, and Char Siu sausages.
When it comes to locally made pork versus mainland pork, Sugai says you can taste the difference.
“It’s fresh,” she says simply. “Our pork has a fresh, clean taste. We feed 100 percent grain, so the flavor profile is similar to what most people are used to. We treat our pigs humanely and without stress. Less stress means less stress hormones which translates into better quality meat.”
Sugai also believes women make better pig farmers.
“Women tend to be more gentle and nurturing,” she says. “Pigs are very strong. As women, we can’t muscle them like men can. We have to use our brains, skill, and coax them along. We do truly care about our pigs!”
You can find fresh quality pork from 2 Lady Farmers at the majority of Foodland and Sack N Save stores on Oahu. If you would like these pork products delivered to you, you can order online at farmlinkhawaii.com. A number of local restaurants also support 2 Lady Farmers by using their products. These include: Town, Fete, Basalt, Rokaru, Morning Glass, Chef Mavro, and many more.
To learn more about how you can get the Hawaii Seal of Quality on your products, get more information here: sealofquality.hawaii.gov
For more information: 2ladypigfarmers.com, or on Facebook and Instagram: @2ladyfarmers