Hawaii Homegrown Food Newsletter 40 - June 2012
The summer rains have returned to Kona, and all the plants have burst into luxuriant growth. After many dry months, it's a good reminder that nature is inherently abundant. If we treat nature respectfully, there is no reason anyone should go hungry.
Enjoy eating locally & sustainably grown!
Mahalo nui loa,
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 09:00am - 01:00pm, Puna
Saturday, June 02, 2012, 09:00am - 01:00pm, South Kona
Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 06:00pm - 08:00pm, South Kohala
Thursday, June 07, 2012, 09:00am, North Kona
Friday, June 08, 2012, North Kona
Saturday, June 09 - Sunday, June 10, 2012, South Kona
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 01:00pm - 03:30pm, South Kohala
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 09:00am - 01:00pm, Puna
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 01:00pm - 05:00pm, Hamakua
Monday, June 18, 2012, 07:00pm - 09:00pm, North Kona
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 09:00am - 01:00pm, Puna
Fri June 22 - Sat, June 23, 2012, 9:00am - 5:00pm, Puna
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, South Kona
Thursday, June 28, 2012, 09:00am - 01:00pm, Puna
Tuesday, July 31 - Sunday, August 12, 2012, Oahu
25 May 2012|
The Fox Forest Farm, located on Kapehu Road in the Papa’aloa Homesteads area near Laupahoehoe in North Hilo, is run by Shane Fox with the help of wife Christie, three year old daughter Anna, and Honey Girl, the family dog. The 17 acre farm is a breeding home for organically raised broiler chickens, and in addition manages 7 cows, 1 ram, 19 ewes and a couple of hens for eggs for the family’s consumption.
Shane, whose day job is as a ranger on Mauna Kea, has been farming for about 10 years, but didn’t start the broiler chicken operation until about 7 years ago after reading the book Pastured Poultry Profit$ by Joel Salatin. Salatin's farm and methods have been featured in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and the documentary movies Fresh and Food, Inc.
26 May 2012|
Chili peppers are consumed fresh or in a variety of processed products in many cuisines worldwide. They are used as condiments or spices to add flavor or pungency to dishes. Use in processed products has increased dramatically in recent years. In the U.S., salsa sales now surpass ketchup sales, reflecting on the popularity of Mexican dishes. Chili peppers are used medicinally in Latin America and Africa. In many countries, chilies are part of the daily diet. Some cultivars are also used as ornamentals.
In many regions where chili peppers are widely consumed, they represent one of the few, if not the only, vegetable added to the diet to provide flavor, spice, and variety to grain- or root-crop-based diets. Their consumption represents a major source of vitamins and minerals in certain regions. Processed chili peppers are found in a variety of products including main dishes, meats, salad dressings, dairy products, beverages, candies, baked products, snack foods, salsas, hot sauces, and even in ice cream. Extracts are also used in pharmaceuticals, as medicinals, and in cosmetic products.
26 May 2012|
North Kohala Community Plans For Food-Self Sufficiency
Native Hawaiians in pre-contact days produced enough food in North Kohala to feed a population of 30,000. Today, we have a population of about 6,000 and we import some 85% of our food. North Kohala is a community with an ambitious goal and we are creating a community-based strategic plan to achieve that goal.
The North Kohala Community Development Plan (CDP) states a strong desire to “Keep Kohala, Kohala.” As a historically agricultural community, part of “Keeping Kohala, Kohala,” is the strong community that results from the sharing and bartering of food and animals from individual homesteads, and the gathering from the mountains, gulches, and ocean.
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