[image: snailheaderpic2.jpg]Each year about this time, Slow Food Hawaii
conducts some serious business for about a half an hour, and then gets on
with our mission of supporting (and sharing) good, clean, fair food and
those who provide it. Last year, almost 90 of you joined us for Sliders in
the Barn and a North Kohala forum at Pu'u O Kumau Ranch. This year we are
meeting on Sunday, Jan. 30, at Waiki'i Ranch, on the beautiful Saddle Road.
Newly appointed State Sen. Malama Solomon, who is also a farmer and rancher,
has agreed to speak and answer your questions. Other state and county
representatives have been invited as well. Come join us and share food and
1. THE FUN PART (10:30 to 12:30 pm)
Our brunch potluck begins at 10:30 in the Waiki'i Ranch Clubhouse. Bring a
dish to share and anything you'd like to drink.. We will provide plenty of
coffee (pure Hawaii coffee, of course) and hot and cold tea. At 11:30 am
Sen. Solomon will speak about issues important to us and we will open the
floor to questions.
What to bring? How about some local oranges sliced with local honey and
mint; some of that great bacon or sausage you can find at the farmers market
in Waimea; banana, zucchini or pipinola bread; stuffed Hamakua mushrooms;
local eggs deviled; a strata made with local goat cheese; sliced mangoes (or
mango bread!); homemade bread with macnut butter; huevos rancheros. . . .
You get the idea! Something local and delicious.
*Most important: This is a zero waste event: bring all your own plates,
utensils, cups, etc.*
There is no cost to attend the event, but there will be a calabash for
donations to help us cover the expenses (suggested donation $5).
2. SLOW FOOD HAWAII'S ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING WITH ELECTION OF BOARD
A separate email will go to Slow Food USA members about our business meeting
and election of Board which will begin at 10 am at the Clubhouse.
The current board chosen at the 2010 annual meeting consists of: Shelby
Floyd, Clare Bobo, Matilda Tompson, Nicole Milne, Kim Hoffman, Amanda Rieux,
Catrinka Holland, Ken Love, Jileen Russell, Marian Solomon (some of whom
will not be staying on). If you would like to become more involved with
Slow Food, join our board or work on a committee or event, please let us
know by January 21. Clare Bob and Amanda Rieux are our nominating
committee, and they are taking names! We welcome any level of
From Hilo, take the Saddle Road to the first gate (with gatehouse) at
Waiki'i Ranch. From the West Side, take the Saddle Road towards Hilo,
turning in at the second Waiki'i Ranch gate (the one with gatehouse).
Inside the gate, follow the signs to the Clubhouse. There will be
instructions at the gatehouse about how to open the gate.
SLOW FOOD OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ~ `ONO and PONO