Slow Island's
First Harvest Ginger Experience

100 Boxes Available Shipped Directly From Slow Island Food & Beverage Co.

Meet The Chef

Slow Island Food & Beverage Co. is a locally-focused culinary business, owned and operated on the island of Kaua’i, by Chef Gida Snyder.

First Harvest Ginger Experience

Ships direct from Slow Island Food & Beverage Co. during the harvest. Next shipment scheduled for the week of Feb 15, 2021.

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Chef Gida’s locally sourced, first harvest yellow ginger is spicy and warm. Gida is making small-batches of Kaua’i Ginger Macadamia Nut Chili Crunch, Kaua’i Vanilla Ginger Bites and Yellow Ginger Lemon Culinary Syrup for the FruitStand community.

For the offer, $40 of every purchase goes to Slow Island Food and Beverage Co. $3.76 is used for recycled packaging material. $1.15 is used for included educational inserts. $1.9 is used to cover our shipping subsidy. $6.50 goes towards our marketing expense for this offer. FruitStand’s profit for this offer is $4.48, which is used to cover operation expenses. Learn more about where your money goes and how it compares.

About The Harvest

Chef Gida is making this experience with Hawaiian Yellow Ginger from Kolo Kai Organic Farm, one of the only certified organic ginger and turmeric farms in Hawaii, pictured above with Chef Gida. The name ‘First Harvest’ refers to this ginger being from the season’s first mature ginger harvest. As ginger stays in the ground and continues to mature it will decline in sugar and liquid content and will increase in starchiness. This ginger is fresher than what you can find at the store, and has a more fibrous texture and spicy taste than white ginger.

Gida is pairing this locally-sourced harvest with Kaua’i Macadamia Nuts in her Kaua’i Ginger Mac Nut Chili Crunch, a Hawaiian twist on the traditional Chinese condiment. Also included in this experience is Kaua’i Vanilla Ginger Bites made with locally-grown, specialty vanilla from The Vanillery of Kaua’i. And to top it all off, she is small-batch crafting a Kaua’i Ginger Lemon Culinary Syrup to be used in cocktails and mocktails. She is also including exclusive online recipes for the FruitStand community. At Slow Island, quality and authenticity start with sourcing from local farms to create their premium food and beverage line.

Please note this experience contains tree nuts and soy. This experience is shipped directly from Slow Island Food & Beverage using FedEx two-day shipping to guarantee freshness. Information on how to use, store and recipe ideas can be found by clicking here.

Where Your Food Is Grown

The First Harvest Ginger Experience is created and shipped directly from the Hawaiian Island of Kaua'i.

Lihue, HI
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Kaua’i Ginger Mac Nut Chili Crunch - Toasted Macadamia Nuts, Organic Kaua’i Ginger, Maui Sunflower Oil, Organic Garlic, organic Onion, Nioi Chili Pepper, Nutritional yeast, Kona Sea Salt, Spices 
  • Kaua’i Ginger Lemon Culinary Syrup - Organic Kaua’i ginger, Organic Lemon, Purified Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Kona Sea Salt
  • Kaua’i Vanilla Ginger Bites - Hawaiian Ginger, Organic Sugar, Vanilla Bean, Kona Sea Salt

Your order is backed by our satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us within seven (7) days of the delivery and we will make it right.

We recommend enjoying your First Harvest Ginger fresh, as its fresh state is what really sets this ginger apart from what you are used to from your grocery store’s ginger. Your ginger will arrive ripe and ready to consume. First harvest ginger will be best kept loose in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to preserve the “fresh” quality. When you’re ready to eat your ginger, remove peel or leave intact based on your personal preference. To peel, use a spoon’s edge or paring knife to scrape the skin off. Fresh ginger can be utilized in numerous ways: add to stir fries, curries, salads, marinades, or to your favorite homemade sauce. You can also infuse hot water or a neutral spirit to impart its delicate flavor. The Kaua’i Ginger Lemon Syrup is a spicy addition to a craft cocktail or a refreshing mocktail. Chef Gida’s Chili Crunch is spicy and crunchy; a good topping for eggs, rice bowls, pizza, or really on anything!  

This item will be shipping FedEx 2-Day air to anywhere in the US directly from Kaua’i on the ship date indicated on this page and in your email receipt. There is a $9.00 flat rate shipping fee per box added to your order at checkout. You will receive an email with your shipment's tracking number when shipped.

Founded by Chef Gida Snyder, Slow Island Food & Beverage Co. is a Black woman-owned food products company on the beautiful island of Kaua’i. Their mission is to uplift farmers, support and mentor other women in the food production space, and to celebrate the diversity and abundance of incredible ingredients grown in Hawaii. Chef Gida is a Certified Master Preserver and alumni of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific with years of international cooking experience. She is driven by quality and uses her skills to bottle exceptional fruit & produce and share a taste of the islands she calls home!

Wondering what to do with the First Harvest Ginger Experience? Check out these amazing recipes and discover something new to love:

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Local, Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing

Led by founder Chef Gida, Slow Island’s mission is centered on uplifting the local farms in her island community. Every ingredient is sourced with integrity, holding community and sustainability at the forefront of each amazing product.

Learn more about agriculture in Hawaii and why intentional sourcing supports small scale agriculture

Small Batch & Hand Crafted

All of the products created by Slow Island Food & Beverage are crafted using seasonal ingredients hand selected by Chef Gida. Batches are kept small, maintaining a high level of artisanal quality in each and every product.

Why is Small Batch Better?

Our Vision

A future where more people are motivated to discover and enjoy growers and their craft.

About FruitStand

FruitStand is a platform that connects buyers (you) to sellers (farms) to to experience fresh produce as quickly as possible after harvesting regardless of geographic boundaries. We are not a store, do not take position of any produce nor grow anything ourselves. FruitStand is merely a bridge between you and extraordinary growers working with nature.

Our goal is to bring you access to goods grown with uncompromising character.


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