Keiki Chef Contest: Make Your Favorite Smoothie Bowl

We were blown away by the talented keiki chefs who entered our first contest featuring their spin on the classic peanut butter and jelly combo (who knew that PB&J could be so fun?). We're back with another fun challenge, a Smoothie Bowl! Smoothie bowls are a great, easy way to make healthy eating colorful and fun. We love the different combos out there to make a Smoothie Bowl and the best part, decorating the top! Fresh fruit and fun toppings make smoothie bowls a creative experience.

Get to know the DTE Team: Wayne | Being Down to Earth

Our Kakaako Wellness Manager, Wayne, has been with Down to Earth for over 20 years. If you know Wayne, you probably know him better as Uncle Wayne. Like your favorite ohana members, Wayne is deeply caring and great to be around. Wayne is incredibly knowledgeable about homeopathic remedies and alternative medicine frrom supplements, protein powders, probiotics, vitamins, Hawaiian herbs, detoxing... Pretty much everything! 

Local Hawaii Farms: A Day at Ko Farms

Ko Farms, hidden deep in Palolo Valley (Oahu), is a world away from busy Honolulu city life. Though many of us think of farming as an activity that takes place far away from the city, Ko Farms has settled into the urban farm life easily. And it’s no wonder: Ko Farms is very nearly magical. Butterflies and birds hover about, sun streams through the large trees onto the kale plants, and the ocean is still and deep blue in the distance. Built on the hilly terrain in the back of the valley, Daniel Ko has carved out multiple terraces in which to grow his greens.

Get to know the DTE Team: Janelle | Being Down to Earth

Our Kailua Team Member, Janelle, is like a breath of fresh air, sunshine, and crisp ocean air all in one! Janelle is well known at our Kailua store to be a super positive, warm, nurturing and incredibly friendly person. 

Janelle cares so much about all Down to Earth customers, you'll instantly feel like you're part of her ohana when you talk to her. She also knows a ton about all the great local, organic, and fresh goodies we have at Down to Earth. She's a great cook and has plenty of great advice for anyone looking to cook up a delicious and healthy family meal. 

Plastic Free July

My kids and I were swimming at a Windward beach recently and afterwards we had to pick small pieces of plastic off our skin and out of each others' hair that had been floating in a colorful soup on the ocean surface. Yuck.

I think we all know plastic pollution is a big problem. Walk on any beach, drive on any highway, go to any park anywhere on the islands (and practically anywhere in the world) and the plastic pollution is disturbingly evident.

Get to know the DTE Team: James P. | Being Down to Earth

It's hard to remember when James hasn't been a fixture at the Down to Earth King Street store. His friendly, helpful and general "coolness" vibes are what makes him such a great part of the Down to Earth team! We're lucky to have him. 

James knows so much about the local, organic produce at Down to Earth and then some! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he's super fun to talk story with. James can help you find the best local, organic fruits and vegetables here in Hawaii! 

Classic (Plant-Based) BBQ Dishes for July 4th

July 4th is the unofficial start of summer - parties, fireworks, parades (maybe not in 2020 but usually!), let's try our best to celebrate, social-distancing style, this Independence Day with ohana and friends! Our Classic BBQ Dishes (that just so happen to be Plant-Based!) are perfect no matter how you might be partying it up this Fourth. 

See our July Fourth 2020 Special Store Hours here.

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