August 2015  Vol 39   
Same Canoe Newsletter    Hawaii, California & Washington
Hawaii Local Food Challenge . Farm Fresh Grant News . CSA Community Supported Agriculture

Make the Local Food Pledge . EBT News . Food Classes, Fun Films & Farm Tours


~ Twenty Farms and Food Vendors On Board to Date ~
One Island News
Make the Local Food Pledge
to help increase Island food security
Click to Make the Pledge
"I will set my intention on doubling my local food purchases, cooking and consumption by supporting Farmers' Markets, Grocers, CSA, Food Basket, or Cafe/Restaurants that make LOCAL food available."

Food Security Matters

Click the Double It! seal
to make the Pledge
and be signed up to enjoy access to special  events plus be entered in drawings for rewards coupons  at local merchants.

Farmers in Kona, Ka'u and Kohala 

 Hawaii Bee Company

One Island's Food Security initiative, Same Canoe, is bringing over $52,000 directly to local farms through consumer purchases, farm tours, and food workshops.

20 Farmers, Growers and Value Added Producers on Board!

If you sell at the Hawi Farmers' Market, the South Kona Green Market, Kona Sunset Market, or want to sell to the island wide Food Basket CSA or Adaptations West Hawaii CSA, you can benefit directly from these new EAT LOCAL GROWN funds. 
Join the Movement!
Farmers and Gardeners who would like to sell through our Farmers' Market booths
are welcome to arrange a drop off for their produce and we will help sell it in to the community. Growers will earn new revenue with out the time to man the booth.

Contact: [email protected] 
"We are All in the Same Canoe.
Let's paddle together."


Join Our Mailing List 

Click here to join our online  news & learning community and to receive our monthly newsletter 


Special Events
Big Island Calendar
See the online calendar for up to date details & date confirmations

July 30th - Plant Pure Nation is showing at the Aloha Theater in Kainaliu, 7:30pm 

~ August ~

South Kona Green Market booth on Sundays, 9-2 and Kona Sunset, 2-6 on Wednesdays thru Dec.

Hawi Farmers' Market Booth Opens for Food Challenge 
SNAP coupon sign-ups begin Aug. 1st

South Kona Senior SNAP Coupon Sign-ups and Information 
at St. Benedicts Church, Aug 6th. 
North Kohala Same Canoe  
SNAP Coupon Sign-up Day
Monday August 17th, 9am at Senior Center, Noon at Ainakea Senior Housing with light pupus & film

~ September  ~ 

Same Canoe Local Food Celebrations!
Join the Launch Party:
Sunday, September 13th
, 10-noon at the South Kona Green Market;
Saturday, September 19th at
Hawi Farmers' Market, 10-noon

Hawaii Grown Lending Library available to schools with Family Night presentations and films.

Film Nights: Hawaii Grown  
South Kona, Sept. 9th, 6:30 pm with local food tastings & pupu potluck 
North Kohala Library, Sept. 28th,
6 pm
with local food tastings &
pupu potluck
~ October ~ 
Pollinator Lending Library available to schools with Family Night presentations and community films
Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour,
October 15th, South Kona

DIY: Pollinators Welcome! Workshops 
October 17th, North Kohala, 2-5pm
October 18th, South Kona, 2-5pm 

Film Nights: Vanishing of
 the Bees  
South Kona, Oct. 7th, 6:30 pm with local food tastings & pupu potluck 
North Kohala Library, Oct. 19th, 6 pm
for families with local food tastings & pupu potluck (short film version)
Algood Barn, Oct 24th, 5pm with 
local food tastings and pupu potluck - (showing the full length version) 

Halloween Market - Sat., Oct 31st Hawaii chocolate samples for those in Halloween Hats, Masks or Costumes! Hawi Farmers' Market  
~ November ~

Film Nights: Fruit Hunters 
South Kona, Nov. 4th, 6:30 pm
with local food tastings & pupu potluck
North Kohala Library, Nov. 16th, 6pm  
with local food & pupu potluck
Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour,
November 24th, North Kohala

World Food Lending Library
available to schools with Family Nights and community film showings.

DIY: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 
with Zach Mermel 
Saturday, November 21st 
in North Kohala 
Sunday, November 22nd  
in South Kona


DIY: Papaya Sauerkraut 
Sunday, November 29th at
South Kona Green Market

~ December ~

Chocolate Chocolate! and Kombucha Showdown 
Art and Local Food Strolls
in Hawi and South Kona

RSVP for all events to [email protected] 

Same Canoe

Local Food Challenge

Featured Vendor:
Sam's Organics 


Vegan Greens


You may have seen their lettuces and greens around town and wondered - what does it mean, 'vegan' produce? At Sam's the answer is fresh local food grown with out animal products as fertilizers. How do they do this? Neem is one of their proven fertilizers (plus a pest repellant) and you can purchase their delicious produce and Neem garden and farm inputs at their booth on Sundays at the South Kona Green Market.



  Fresh . Local . Food 


Local Food System

Green Building

Art and Culture

Natural Resources


It's all connected

It's Happening! 

Same Canoe

Local Food Challenge

A Food Security Initiative reaching out in partnership with
the Hawaii Food Basket, School Gardens, Farmers' Markets,  local food CSAs, and through libraries, senior centers, schools and farms. 





Happy Shopper at Hawi Farmers' Market

Buy Grow Eat LOCAL!  

Join Hawaii residents and businesses around the Island in accepting the challenge to DOUBLE our local food consumption through local produce purchases, expanding our kitchen gardens, and discovering tasty new recipes.


Same Canoe booth at South Kona Green Market

Visit our booth on Saturdays at Hawi Farmers' Market, 8-noon, Sundays at the South Kona Green Market, 9-2, and at the Kona Sunset Market EBT booth, in the K-Mart parking lot, 2-sunset on Wednesdays. Local Food Challenge drawings and also EBT Coupon signups welcome. Come say Aloha!


Same Canoe Launch Parties
See . Taste . Listen . Learn - Food Matters!

We will be connecting Farmers' Market customers to their Farmers in August and reaching out to schools and senior centers. Then in September we invite you to come enjoy the fun at the Same Canoe Launch Parties - plus our Family Film and Food Nights will start.

Kombucha in bulk jars is EBT and Coupon eligible - Double It!

Ohana Farm Macadamia Nuts
South Kona
Sunday, September 13th
10am-noon at the South Kona Green Market in Captain Cook 


Featuring: Local Farmers and Growers, Value-added tastings, 

The Food Basket 'Da Box' CSA, Adaptations' Fresh Feast CSA, Councilmember Maile David, Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, Dr. Jodi Leslie, Nutritionist,  Ho'opomaikai Community Health Initiative, Dr. Corinne De Soto, ND & Same Canoe. 



Featuring Special Guest Chef & Author Sonia Martinez with her new 'Soup to Nuts' island cookbook!



Lokahi Farm Fresh Vegetables

North Kohala

Saturday, September 19th 10am-noon at the Hawi Farmers' Market


Featuring: Local Farms,

The Food Basket, Slow Food Hawaii, Councilmember Margaret Wille, Sonia Martinez with her new 'Soup to Nuts' island food cookbook, Dr. Hana Roberts, ND, Kohala Elementary School Garden, Ho'opomaikai Community Health Initiative, Kohala Community Health & Same Canoe.  



Featuring Special Guest Chef Stephen Rouelle from the restaurant Under the Bodhi Tree




Local Food Classes, Demos & Make-It-Yourself Workshops   
Hosted by One Island's Same Canoe Local Food Challenge     and The Green School 

Special events start in September with presentations by teachers and tour guides who love to share their local food passions. Plan ahead for activities that capture your curiosity. Dates will be added to monthly newsletter and weekly calendar as confirmed.

See Event Calendar to left for Specific Dates & Times
and online calendar for most recent details   
  • Grow Your Own Mushrooms 

  • Healthy Local Food Ferments

  • Taro Tour and Taro Culinary Options

  • Farm-to-Fork Dining with Music

  • Year of the Soil & Food System Films

  • Bokashi and Worms for Composting

  • Blue Zone Diets for Longevity

  • Exotic Tropical Fruit Cultivars

  • Compost, Bokashi and Soil Building

  • Thought Provoking Film Nights

  • Polynesian Canoe Crop Cooking

  • Raw Solutions for Diabetes

  • Microgreens and Smoothies

  • Container Food Gardens

  • Fresh Fruit Kombucha

  • Raw Veggie Noodle Making

  • Pollinator Gardening

  • Native Tree Restoration

  • Aquaponics and Vegan Veggies

  • Ono Grinds - Healthy Local Foods

  • DIY Herbal Teas and Low Acid Coffee

  • Solar Dehydrating and Cooking

  • Hawaiian Chocolate,

  • Bee Magic and Wellness,

Join us for fun, informative and empowering  tours, classes and workshops that
celebrate local foods and food security

Change can be quite satisfying...
  Farm-to-Fork for Everyone
Food, Film, Farm Tours & Family Events


Film Night: Symphony of the Soil in South Kona
Saturday, September 5th in South Kona
Pupu potluck 5pm, Film 6pm 
Donations benefit the Kona Farmers Union United Chapter


Family Food & Film Night in South Kona
Local, garden fresh recipe tastings by a local chef with Ingredients:Hawaii film showing. Wednesday, September 9th in South Kona, 6pm.   
Donations benefit the Honaunau School Garden

Family Film Night: Ingredients: Hawaii in North Kohala   

Monday, September 21st at North Kohala Public Library

Light pupu potluck on the lanai, 6pm, short film 6:30pm


Family Film Night: Vanishing of the Bees in North Kohala

Monday, October 7th at North Kohala Public Library (short version) 

Light pupu potluck on the lanai, 6pm, short film 6:30pm 


Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour in South Kona
Thursday, October 15th, 9am meet-up at St. Benedict's Painted Church in Honaunau.
$20 or 2 Same Canoe EBT Coupons provides a take-home share of produce


Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour in North Kohala

Tuesday, November 24th, 9am meet-up at the Old County Courthouse in Kapa'au.

$20 or 2 Same Canoe EBT Coupons provides a take-home share of produce  


RSVP for all events to [email protected]  





Local Food is Good for Everyone



Same Canoe Local Food Challenge  

project stakeholders:


Da Box CSA at the Food Basket


South Kona Green Market


Adaptation's Fresh Feast CSA


Honaunau School Garden 


Kohala School Garden


Hawaii Farmers Union United

Kona Chapter


Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers


Kona Sunset Market

USDA Food & Nutrition


California-Hawaii-Washington Connection

Tour One Island's new web site to learn about the Turtle Island tri-state Pacific North West coastal community projects brewing at One Island. We are connecting farmers' markets, small teaching farms, community land trusts, and arts organizations in a strategic rural capacity building network.
Engaging Local Schools
Teachers & classrooms are invited to show short educational films, enjoy fun garden activities, and reserve field trips for their students. Email [email protected] to learn more.


Open to North Kohala, North Kona and South Kona Schools, Sept-Dec 2015, in the Same Canoe service areas. 

September: Hawaii Grown 
October: Pollinators 
November: World Food 
December: UN Year of the Soil