edible Hawaiian Islands 4th Annual Farm Day

edible Hawaiian Islands 4th Annual Farm Day

May 20, 2017 marks the 4th Annual Farm Day, a statewide movement to honor farmers and encourage families to visit and thank those who work hard to grow our local produce. This statewide effort is a collaboration of over 30 farms and 50 farmers markets with support from Edible Hawaiian Islands, FarmLovers Market, Kohala Village Hub, Ocean Vodka and RedBarn Farmstand.

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Team Volunteer Day at Kapahu Living Farm

Team Volunteer Day at Kapahu Living Farm

Last month our team and their families headed to Kipahulu for the day to volunteer at Kapahu Living Farm and help dig out their taro patch and get fresh water flowing. The Kipahulu ʻOhana is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching Hawaiian traditions through hands-on classes and demonstrations. Since 1995 they have been sharing native Hawaiian practices in Kipahulu to residents and visitors.

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Organic Farming Workshop

Organic Farming Workshop

Join Hāna Ranch and Jean-Martin Fortier, the Market Gardener, for a full-day intensive farming workshop. For more than a decade Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife have been making a living growing vegetables on their 1.5 acres market garden, selling through their 140 member CSA and seasonal market stands, they gross more than $140,000 in sales with a profit margin of around 45%.

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