Shop small business and support local makers We have all seen what disregard powerful companies have for small communities, but what you may not know is those companies exist in a wide network of brands. Buying a toy, a tee, or tool from a big box store does more than export dollars off the island, it supports the corporations that favor profit over safe and clean … [Read more...] about Buy Local on Maui Best Maui Gifts Holiday Gift Guide
This one goes out to almost all the grocery stores on Maui. How can you sell fruit and veggies this bad? I just wanted a nice tomato for my sandwich. But then I stroll your aisles. Bruised, picked too early, all the way from Mexico, not organic and probably the product of a chemical lab... that's all I see. I finally found one that looked OK but when I got home and cut into it … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! You call this produce?
It is an early fall morning in Long Island, as orange and red colored leaves drift down to gather in piles along the empty streets, rustling from the gutters and sidewalks to gather in drifts against the row of tents set up outside the packed Walmart parking lot. The tent’s inhabitants crowd in front of the closed doors, sipping coffee, collars up and hats pulled low to protect … [Read more...] about Buy Nothing Day: Escape consumerism
Shop local. I know we say it a lot, but look–this is important. Make the sweetest memories this holiday with locally sourced, hand-crafted goods, bought at locally owned shops. It’s good for our island, supports our local economy and keeps our dollars here. Our local Maui artisans are very creative from upcycling materials to keeping everything organically derived and … [Read more...] about MauiTime Gift Guide – Top 100 Buy Local Gifts on Maui