School Garden Workday on March 29

march 29th garden workday flyer

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North Kohala Ag Tourism Logo Contest: Win $200

Please help us develop a unique logo for promoting agricultural tourism in North Kohala!  The winning artist will receive $200. Deadline for submission is midnight on March 20, 2014.


Do both of these things by March 20th:

1. Use the “shell” that we are providing (below) to develop your artwork, so we have the correct shape (oval and horizontal). You can make it larger or smaller, but keep the proportion the same and be prepared to provide a high res version, if you win. Email a PDF of your work to

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2. Fill out the online Entry Form here.

Let your creativity fly…but some key concepts that can be incorporated are:
•    Hawaiian culture & agriculture, past and present
•    Visual elements that are distinctive to North Kohala
•    North Kohala grown fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, value-added products
•    Relationship of people to the land
•    Farm tours and/or farm-to-fork dining

The North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign is spearheading an initiative to grow agricultural tourism in North Kohala. We are working with farmers in our community to produce and market a variety of farm tours and farm-to-table experiences that are distinctive to our agricultural community. We envision agricultural tourism as a culturally appropriate and sustainable enterprise for the economic development of our community.

Growing Agricultural Tourism in North Kohala is sponsored by the County of Hawai‘i, County Product Enrichment Program with funds from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the Dorrance Family Foundation.

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Small-Scale Poultry Processing Guidelines

North Kohala Eat Locally Grown has compiled an info sheet to help small scale poultry farmers navigate the rules and regulations surrounding the selling of meat and eggs in Hawai‘i.  We hope it will be a useful resource on the road towards 50% food self-sufficiency in North Kohala!

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North Kohala Poultry Processing Workshop

On February 15, the North Kohala’s community gathered to learn an important  (but often overlooked) food self-sufficiency skill – how to harvest and butcher a chicken down to its cooking parts.  Workshop participants included farmers, backyard chicken enthusiasts, and those wanting to reconnect with their food system.  David Fuertes, animal husbandry instructor at PIDF Ka Hana No’eau, led the hands-on workshop with help from Ka Hana No’eau students.  David guided each participant through the process of harvesting, plucking, and cleaning a bird, and also shared recipes utilizing the less familiar parts of the animal (chicken feet, anybody?) and methods for recycling the by-products of harvesting (feathers, entrails) on the farm.

Keep up-to-date with the Events Calendar to learn about future North Kohala Eat Locally Grown workshops.

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5 Reasons to use your EBT Card at the Hawi Farmers Market


Top 5 Reasons to use your EBT Card at the Hawi Farmers Market

by Leslie Nugent

  1. It’s easy! You can use your EBT card at the Hawi Saturday Farmers Market to get Kohala Food Bucks which can be used to purchase food.  Over 110 customers used their EBT card at the farmers market last month.
  2. It’s healthy! The Hawi Farmers Market is a great place to find fresh, healthy, and delicious foods.  You can use your EBT card to buy fresh food directly from the farmers and producers, guaranteeing the highest nutritional quality for you and your family.
  3. It’s delicious! You can use your EBT card to buy fresh foods that you can’t find anywhere else such as; local made kalo and ‘ulu chips, fresh poi, coconuts, Kohala grown macadamia nuts, all kinds of fruits and vegetables, local free range eggs, fresh fish and meat, fresh baked breads, homemade jams, jellies and syrups, bags of coffee and tea, and much more!  You can even use your EBT card to purchase plants and seeds that produce food for your garden.
  4. It’s local! When you use your EBT card at the Hawi Farmers Market you support our local farmers and small businesses, keeping more money here in Kohala.  In January over $3,000 was directly distributed to our Hawi Farmers Market vendors through the EBT program.
  5.  It’s fun! Get to know our local vendors, find out about community events, and enjoy all the delicious flavors of Kohala!


The EBT Booth at the Hawi Farmers Market is a project of North Kohala Eat Locally Grown.  Visit the EBT Booth under the banyan tree at the Saturday Farmers Market and learn more about North Kohala Eat Locally Grown online at



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