Socializing: The Key to Staying Young at Heart

Content adapted from Ornish Living Magazine, Available online at www.ornishliving.com

Hawaii has always taken pride in its tight-knit communities. A recent study by the University of Hawaii showed that compared to the mainland, families in Hawaii are more likely to be active members in their communities – and more likely to stick together in times of need. The study attributes this to the importance of ‘ohana within Hawaii’s culture – a concept that often extends to our extended families and our friends.

It’s VegFest Time!

by Alison Riggs

Celebrate the 4th Annual VegFest O’ahu with Down to Earth on September 21st, 11:30-5:00pm at the Frank Fasi Grounds in Honolulu (next to Honolulu Hale). This event is the highlight of the year for vegans, vegetarians, vegetable lovers, and the plant-based diet curious. No matter what kind of food you like to eat, you should experience VegFest O’ahu—and bring your kids!

Introducing The New & Improved Kailua Down to Earth!

by Alison Riggs

More than forty years ago Down to Earth Organic & Natural opened its first humble store in Wailuku, Maui. Over the decades Down to Earth has changed, grown, and moved to fill the demands of the people of Hawaii who want local, fresh, organic, vegetarian, and natural foods and products. 

Down to Earth moved it's Kailua store from its former 6,000 square foot Kailua store on Hamakua Dr. into a 15,000 square foot space that has been re-developed by Alexander & Baldwin Inc., as part of the new “Lau Hala Shops” located at 573 Kailua Road.

Pearlridge Down to Earth Store Relocation Grand Opening

Over 40 years ago, Down to Earth opened its first store in Wailuku, Maui. The motivation behind the store was a simple desire of a group of friends to help improve the health of Hawaii’s residents by making available organic and natural products at affordable prices. Our Honolulu location opened shortly after that. In 2000, Down to Earth opened a modest store at Pearlridge West. While only a cozy 4,000 square foot location, it had everything customers needed.

Third Annual Vegfest Oahu Shows Hawaii Akamai In The Global Trend Towards Plant-Based Eating

Down to Earth will once again be the lead sponsor for VegFest Oahu 2018! 

The event brings together almost 50 booths offering education, food, and entertainment, and was attended by 4000 people last year including Mayor Kirk Caldwell. Activities include: plant-based cooking demos by expert chefs, speakers on health and environmental topics, a unique collection of food entrepreneurs selling island-made vegan products and dishes hand-crafted to appeal to the local palate, movement classes, lots of free food sampling, interactive exhibits with healthy games, and continuous live music.

Down to Earth to Open New Kaka’ako Store in 2018

Our newest Down to Earth store will be a 13,000 square foot location just a few blocks mauka of the SALT at Our Kaka’ako cultural center.  Down to Earth will be on the ground floor of a mid-rise development called Keauhou Lane at the corner of Keawe and Pohukaina Streets. 

Kaka’ako is part of the urban core of Honolulu that is experiencing explosive growth.  The development itself will have 209 residential units and other retailers.  It is on the same block as another development that will be 40 stories high and have 388 units and a rail transit station. 

Healthy Summer Superfruits

by Manjari Fergusson

There’s nothing like biting into a rich and refreshing piece of fruit on a hot summer day here in Hawaii – and the more nutritionally packed it is, well, so much the better. Read on to learn about some nutritiously rich local fruits that are in season.

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