Friday, December 17, 2010

Now carrying Beeler's pork

The staff favorite is the Uncured Garlic Pepper Bacon! Mana foods is proud to offer 4 of varieties of bacon, 4 varieties of sausage, ham, bratwurst, and pork steak all from Beeler. Kalua Pork is also being served in our deli.

For over 6 generations, the Beeler family has been raising and marketing pork product consumers love.
This company has high standards:
No artificial ingredients.Only minimally processed.
No added preservatives.
This means no Nitrates or Nitrites have been added. Animals raised without antibiotics or growth promotants ever administered by any form, and are vegetarian fed.
The majority of Beeler meat product are Gluten free.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fresh and Organic: Fresh Juice

Raw, unpasteurized juices fresh from the farm to your glass! Now featuring Panini, apple, apple ginger, apple veggie, orange, orange ginger, orange pineapple, pineapple, pineapple ginger, carrot beet celery, and carrot beet celery cucumber.
Check out the juice cooler, near the salad bar in the deli, across from the candle section.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Natural Beauty: Maui Soap Company

Handmade soaps from Maui! These premium handmade soaps are made from USDA certified organic oils, vegetable glycerin, pure essential oils or Hawaiian fragrances, and mineral pigments. Maui Soap Co. soaps have an irresistible bubbly lather that is especially moisturizing and gentle for all skin types. They make great stocking stuffers!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Green Gifting: donate to your favorite charity

The gift that keeps on giving, literally! Government & private funding for your favorite non-profit or community group has probably been cut this year. Donating money to a great cause leaves a small carbon foot print, contributes in a meaningful way to your community and is usually tax deductible
If you are short of cash, consider donating time or services.
Two of my favorite causes are the Paia Youth and Cultural Center and the Maui Food Bank.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Green Gifting: Reduce, Reuse

Reusable coffee mug, water bottle, lunch containers and shopping bags all make thoughtful gifts that will have an big impact on the environment.
By incorporating reusable items for daily use, you will be able to save the energy of having to recycle a single use item and a ton of space in the landfill. Someone gave me a Chico bag, the reusable bags that fold into a small carrying pouch. By carrying around in my purse, I always have it when I need it. A great gift for me and the Earth.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Green Gifting: Cookies

Baking is such a fun way to treat your friends and family this time of year. We have all the usual ingredients you would except to find, like organic flour, sugar, butter and eggs. In addition to these baking staples, we also have gluten free flours and mixes, sugar free sweeteners like stevia and vegan ingredients available.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Green Gifting: Gourmet Gift Basket

For your favorite foodie! Suggested items for a gourmet gift basket: Any of our fine artisan cheeses, crackers, specialty chocolates, olives, smoked oysters, fruit and more.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Green Gifting: Yoga accessories

Check out the Yoga Mats, instructional DVDs and Yoga Mat Cleaner from Kulae Organic.
The perfect yoga mat cleanser is crafted from USDA certified organic vegetable oils and botanicals, such as Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut, Olive and Jojoba, organic aloe vera and rosemary extract. It's free of synthetic preservatives, colors and fragrances; it's safe, non-toxic and hypoallergenic for all living things!

Fresh & Local: Olena from Olinda

Olena, is one of the "Canoe Plants" that Polynesian voyagers thought important enough to bring with them on their journey to Hawaii. Olena's botanical name is Curcuma domestica. It is best known throughout the world as Turmeric, and is a member of the ginger family.

The vibrant orange color of the juice is what gives curry it's unique color and is guaranteed to stain your fingers, counter top and cutting board, so use caution (an gloves) when handling! In addition to it's culinary uses, Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic healing for it's antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Currently, there are over 19 clinical trials underway.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Natural Beauty: Himalaya Toothpaste

This natural toothpaste tastes great and is formulated with Xylitol, Neem, Thyme, Pomegranate and other benefical herbs. Himalaya toothpaste is Gluten Free, Fluoride Free, Saccharin Free and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Green Gifting: Chocolate

Have you visited the wall of chocolate lately? There are fun new things to be found! Mana Foods chocolate tins are available in milk, dark and espresso and would make great stocking stuffers. Vosges, the company that brought you the Bacon Chocolate Bar, has come out with a bunch of new flavors for the holidays. Sample from Gingerbread Toffee Bar, Peppermint Candy Care, Bapchi's Caramel Toffee Bar, Marizipan Bar (dark chocolate with Sicilian Almond Marzipan and amaretto) and my favorite Black Salt Caramel Bar (Dark Chocolate with black Hawaiian sea salt and burnt sugar caramel).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Green Gifting: Calendar

A new year means a new calendar! We have locally produced offerings of Maui's beautiful sunsets and my favorite We'Moon. We’Moon is a lunar calendar and a handbook in natural rhythm. Art and writing by women from many lands give a glimpse of the great diversity and uniqueness of a world we create in our own image. We’Moon is about women’s spirituality.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Green Gifting: Wellness Basket

Tis the season, for colds & flu. Support the wellbeing of your friends and family with a hand picked wellness kit. Some ideas are: Throat Coat Tea, Emergen-C, hand sanitizers, Manuka Honey, Noni Juice, Ginger Juice or fresh Maui grown turmeric (Olena).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Green Gifting: Fruit basket

Fruit baskets make great hostess or neighbor gifts. and are perfect for the person who does no need one more thing to dust. The sustainable gift of locally grown organic antioxidant rich fruit is sure to delight anyone. In addition to the usual suspects like apples, bananas and papayas; at this time of year, we also have Lapin Cherries, panini, persimmons, chestnuts, walnuts and macadamia nuts.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Green Gifting: Spa Gift Sets

Special Holiday Gift sets & items from your favorite brands like Maui's own Kula Herbs Soap and Island Essence, Big Island's Filthy Farmgirl Soap in holidaylicious Santa Ginger Snap and Elf Peppermint & Cinnamon, 100% Pure and Pacific Candles.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Green Gifting: for your fur children

If you are like me, your pets are part of your family and deserve to spoiled with gifts & treats. In addition to sun-dried rawhide dog chew toys, and refillable organic catnip toys, we have "Delicate Dawg" soap. This 100% Natural lavender soap is handmade in Hawaii by Filthy Farmgirl. Your pooch will smell pretty as a poodle!