It's been an amazing Eat Hawaii Island Grown October. Since we've
been out in the community in a very public way at all sorts of events,
our membership has grown. And we're only half way through the month!
This coming Saturday will be a busy EHIG day. Mala'ai Garden, the
Waimea Middle School culinary garden project, will be having an imu
building in the morning, 9:00 - 12 and opening at 6:00PM. There will
also be a cultural specialist to educate us about the imu. Amanda,
our creative (and fearless) garden leader is asking that those who
come to learn and/or help bring vegetables to add to the imu. Of
course we're looking for Hawaii Island Grown produce, but we're not
militant. It's a good chance to experiment with those 30# of pipinola
or other items that you're mystified about cooking.
Also on Saturday, the 20th, the Slow Food table will be at the Waimea
Hawaiian Homestead Farmer's Market along with a cooking demonstration
by Ann Sutherland, who is delightfully entertaining and a great cook.
For those of you arrivals to the scene after Ann sold her Mean Cuisine
cafe in Waimea, you won't be disappointed. The rest of us are waiting
for Ann to re-surface in her old neighborhood.
And in KONA! on Saturday is the Kona Brewing Compay's (one of our EHIG
sponsors), will be having their Eat Hawaii Island Grown dinner. Nan
is going to email more specifics on that one, as the details escape me
at the moment. The last Kona Brew dinner was vast amounts of fun, due
to part to their really good local beer.
News from HILO: Nan and I were at the Farm Bureau's Farmer's Market
on Sat. It's at the old Food Fair, just above the big Sack and Save.
The produce is locally grown, excellent quality and CHEAP!
Questions? Confused? Nan: 885-6085 (N...@flex.com), Jan 775-0401
Happy eating local!