Fresh Produce Hawaii Grown: A look at products from Sugarland Growers

Pick up some local apple bananas or cabbage for your next meal!

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Fresh fruits and vegetables always seem to taste better when you know they’re grown here in Hawaii! On this Seal of Quality Saturday, HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are getting a taste of Sugarland Growers and its locally grown apple bananas and cabbage. The apple bananas are the perfect ingredient for your next batch of mochi!

Sugarland Growers is on the island of Oahu and is one of the largest farms in Hawaii. The farm has been supplying local residents with fresh produce for over 43 years. Sugarland originated on Molokai where it specialized in growing watermelons, tomatoes, bell peppers and cabbage.

Today, Sugarland still operates on Molokai and has since expanded its operation on Oahu to include Kunia, Ewa and the North Shore. Sugarland actually produces nearly one million pounds of fresh products weekly!

Sugarland’s cabbage is specially bred for Hawaii’s tropical climate. It’s got a tender, crunchy texture, and a sweet and spicy taste. Cabbage is great with sashimi, kalua pork, any type of stir fry or just by itself!

Eaten firm or not fully ripe, apple bananas from Sugarland will have a more sweet and tart taste. However, as the banana ripens, its flavor turns more tropical and the texture becomes more smooth and creamy. These apple bananas are great on their own as a snack, or perfect for baking and used in smoothies.

You can find its products at stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, Target, Wal Mart, Whole Foods, Seafood City, military commissaries, Longs Drugs, Chef Zone, Big Save, Don Quijote, Foodland, KTA Stores, Malama Market, Tamura’s, Times Supermarkets, Sack and Save, Safeway Stores, Shima’s Market, and many other independent stores.

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: sugarlandgrowers.com