From LAX, Delta, United and American offer nonstop service, and Hawaiian offers connecting service (change of plane) to Kauai and the island of Hawaii. Restricted round-trip fares to both islands begin at $852.
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Slow Food: There are active conviviums of the Slow Food organization on the different islands, and their websites can be great resources for farmers markets and other local food places.
Edible Hawaiian Islands: This group of locally produced local food magazines has a strong edition in Hawaii that offers not only a printed magazine but also a good website (www.ediblecommunities.com/hawaiianislands) and a free app for iPhone or iPad.