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Hawaiian Grass Fed Beef (Big Island)

Hobsons Choice Sep 6, 2009 08:33 PM

Hello all,

I am coming to Hawaii and have been tasked with cooking a dinner for 25. I am looking for a great butcher/rancher/retailer who sells grass fed Hawaiian beef to the public.

The closer to Kona the better, but I can go anywhere on the Big Island if need be.


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    Fru RE: Hobsons Choice Sep 6, 2009 08:45 PM

    The Big Island Revealed guide book suggests Waikoloa Village Market in Waikoloa Village at Waikoloa Highlands Center. 808-338-1088 for free range Hawaiian Beef.

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      Hobsons Choice RE: Fru Sep 7, 2009 11:36 AM


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        Fritter RE: Fru Sep 8, 2009 06:30 AM

        "The Big Island Revealed guide book "

        If you ask a local for directions or if you need help make sure you hide that book first.
        Even more so on Maui.

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        Hobsons Choice RE: Hobsons Choice Sep 7, 2009 12:42 PM

        Somebody offline suggested:

        JJ Meat Market
        45-3490 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI

        Anybody have any thoughts/experiences?

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          Fru RE: Hobsons Choice Sep 7, 2009 09:15 PM

          Not that you will necessarily get an answer but it couldn't hurt to ask someone in the meat department of KTA or Safeway market.

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          hans RE: Hobsons Choice Sep 9, 2009 12:14 PM

          I don't have web information for him (try (808) 885-9700 or habein@aloha.net) but contact Rick Habein at Kamuela Pride. He raises grass-fed, organic beef and might be able to tell you who carries his meat. No connection other than a long-time-ago school mate who seems to be doing things the right way.

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            chefmama2 RE: Hobsons Choice Dec 15, 2009 05:36 PM

            Paradise Gourmet had Parker Ranch New York Strips on sale yesterday. Queen's Shops, Waikoloa.

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              manomin RE: chefmama2 Dec 15, 2009 09:20 PM

              Just made an awesome meal with BIg Island red veal yesterday.

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                MRMoggie RE: manomin Dec 16, 2009 03:19 PM

                Where did you find it on Oahu, Whole Foods?

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                  manomin RE: MRMoggie Dec 16, 2009 09:52 PM

                  KCC market on Saturday(s). Whole Foods is way too far away for me to drive to.
                  Check the HFBF website for the schedule or markets and vendors. They post the Saturday schedule posts on Thursdays. It was most fabulous!

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                easily amused RE: chefmama2 Dec 17, 2009 02:52 PM

                Good to know of that sale! Would that be the "Island Gourmet" market that you are referring?

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                  easily amused RE: chefmama2 Dec 17, 2009 02:54 PM

                  Good to know of the Sale! Is that the" Island Gourmet" market at Queen's Marketplace across from Romano's Grill?

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                  easily amused RE: Hobsons Choice Dec 17, 2009 03:00 PM

                  Sorry Having difficulty editing a post. Meant to reply (once) to chefmama2's post

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