Nothing is more sure in this life than change but change can be hard and a little sad too. It’s no fun saying aloha to people we’ve come to know and love, but when friends move on to the next chapter of their life, we try to remember the little things about them that made our lives better, like a friendly smile, a hearty laugh, and yes, a good breakfast. Bobby and Joung Nakamoto delivered all those to our ohana for many years and we will miss them greatly.
Every Saturday for over 12 years, Bobby and Joung Nakamoto fed Waimea breakfasts that were both delicious and a bargain. Who hasn’t had a Nakamoto breakfast? And it’s never been strictly about the business for them. Bobby, Joung, Shirley, and Grandma fed this community, a community they loved and who loved them back. It’s hard to think of the Kamuela Farmers Market without Bobby and Joung – they’ve been a Waimea institution for so long – but that time has come, and we will celebrate it by acknowledging how much they mean to us.
Saturday, July the 27th, will be the last day for Bobby and Joung at the Kamuela Farmers Market. (Shirley will continue on with her tasty treats, veggies, and other items she’ll announce soon.) We ask all of our friends and ohana to turn out on July 27th to say ‘aloha’ and ‘mahalo’ to Bobby and Joung. We will be having the RyuKyukoku Matsuri Daiko group perform beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following them at 9:30 a.m., we will be having a Japanese bon dance performance! Come watch and/or join in!
We also ask that our ohana share their well wishes for the Nakamotos – and funny stories, too – by either emailing the market (firstname.lastname@example.org) or posting on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/kamuelafarmersmarket/) – please share your stories in celebration of all the joy and friendship Bobby and Joung gave this community over the years.