Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, the naturally-occurring chemical compound in cannabis plants, is now on our shelves! HB1819 was passed at the Hawaii State Legislature this year and Governor Ige signed it into law as Act 014 in August. This is great news for Hawaii because it is now legal for our farmers to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to become licensed to grow, process, and sell hemp products. It also means Down to Earth can source the best hemp and CBD products and stock it for you!
Updated Blog Post 10/8/20
Down to Earth loves supporting vendors who do more than just sell a product, they improve lives. Ma’o Organic Farm is one of our favorite produce suppliers because they do just that! Not only do they grow delicious produce sustainably, but they are also preparing the youth of O’ahu’s west side to be future leaders.
October is a special month this year as Down to Earth is celebrating the annual Non-GMO Month and Fair Trade month. These two labels can be found on many products on our shelves and we are proud to support brands that are certified Non-GMO or Fair Trade because it means supporting companies that are dedicated to what is pono for our communities, our environment, and our future.
Janelle M. is our Front-end Supervisor at Down to Earth Kailua and a beloved member of the Windward community. She's from Waimanalo and grew up on a typical Hawaiian diet, which consisted of a lot of meat and animal products. She was struggling with excess weight when she began working for Down to Earth Kailua in February 2019. Working in a health-conscious environment helped her resolve to improve her own health and lose weight with lifestyle changes. Since then she has a lost a total of 32 pounds and she is keeping the weight off.
Nestled in the Waimanalo countryside lies Small Kine Farms, Oahu's first and only organic mushroom farm. That already sounds pretty special, but you haven’t even heard of the amazing things they’re doing there!
The Non-GMO Project is constantly surprising us with fun, innovative ways to teach about the importance of Non-GMO labeling. See below for a fun free downloadable Coloring Book that might be more suited for an Adult Coloring Night with friends over Zoom.
Essential Oils are one of the most popular items from Down to Earth's Wellness Departments and with good reason! It seems like there's an essential oil for everything and there probably is. With such a large selection available, it's understandable if it can become overwhelming. One of our favorite brands, Aura Cacia, has a gigantic selection and only sources the best of the best. There are lots of essential oil brands out there, but few are as discerning as Aura Cacia. Unfortunately, other essential oil brands may use questionable ingredients or skimp on quality.
As we enter the Fall months here in paradise, it's pretty exciting that it is getting cool enough to wear a light sweater! Sure, it never gets truly cold but it's still so much fun to enjoy the Fall season. Since we're cooking more than ever, it’s a great time to start getting those cozy Fall vibes into your dinner repertoire.
Here's a collection of our Cozy Fall Family Favorites: