New Juice Bar Opens in Hilo
For one Big Island business owner, the juice is worth the squeeze.
Sarah Chard, 34, owns Loved by the Sun in Hilo where she focuses on using organic and Big Island-grown produce to make an array of fresh juices that are both healthy and delicious.
Chard said she rotates about 30 different types of juices periodically, but the fan-favorite is a carrot-based concoction known as the “cure.” This semi-sweet carrot juice is made with pineapple and turmeric, as well, and costs $8.
The cure, like many of Chard’s juices, is filled with plenty of vitamins and nutrients, and each 16 oz. juice is made with three to five pounds of produce.
Starting a sustainable business that promotes healthy living is what inspired Chard to open Loved by the Sun.
“I want to see people be healthier and I want to make my juice business a closed system that supports the local farmers here and have zero waste by using recyclable jars,” Chard said.
Loved by the Sun has been open since February of this year. Chard said she hopes to one day expand her business by starting her own farm for the juice bar. Until then she’s using produce from local farmers, which she said is the key to her business’ success.
“It’s really all about making the connections with the farmers,” she said.
Loved by the Sun is located at 475 Kinoole St. in Hilo and is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri.