September 2015  Vol 40   
Same Canoe Newsletter    Hawaii, California & Washington
Hawaii Local Food Challenge . Farm Fresh Grant News . Launch Party Celebrations

Make the Local Food Pledge . New Food Coupon Book . Food Classes, Fun Films & Farm Tours

  

~ Thirty Four Farms and Food Vendors on Board (goal was 24!) ~
112 EBT Households Enrolled to date (goal is 600 by 2016)
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 entered in drawings for rewards coupons at local merchants and special event passes.
 
Local Food Pledge
Drawing Winners
Everyone who fills out a Local Food Pledge is entered in a drawing. You can fill it out online above, or at our Farmers' Market booths.

The drawing for August was won by Jim Channon of Hawi
and the prize is a free entry into the Grow Your Own Mushroom Workshop with Zach Mermel in November.

Congratulations Jim! 
 
Special Events

See One Island's online calendar for up to date details and refer to newsletter North Kohala and West Hawaii calendars on the right for geographic-specific events.


September's Theme is
Grow Hawaii!

October's Theme is Pollinator's Welcome

November's Theme is
Fruit & Fungi 

Do you or anyone you know use SNAP / EBT for food purchases?

Inviting SNAP / EBT users to buy more local by enrolling for free local food coupons good at Farmers' Market and CSA partners through the Same Canoe Local Food Challenge. Plus use coupons for food classes and farm tours!

See us at Hawi, South Kona, and Kona Sunset markets to learn more. Or visit the web site.
Smile!
When Pigs ... Swim?

Learn about these tropical sea swimming feral pigs at
Modern Farmer.

 

Farmers in Kona, Ka'u and Kohala 

Ohana Farms Mac Nuts

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.

34 Farmers, Growers and Value Added Producers now on Board!

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."
 
  

 

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Same Canoe
Local Food Challenge

Lokahi Market Booth on Saturdays
Featured Vendor:
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary  
 
Organic Lifestyle
 
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary is a working organic farm and tropical botanical garden. Located on ten lush acres with sweeping ocean views, the Farm is located in historic North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Direct experience with the living and healing earth is an essential component of the Sanctuary's healing philosophy. Their programs are purposefully set up to allow guests to discover meaningful ways of connecting with the earth.

Whether you choose to help tend the vegetable and medicinal herb gardens, interact with the farm animals, walk in the tropical forests, swim in the blue Pacific Ocean, or just sit quietly on the earth and gaze up at the sky, Lokahi Garden Sanctuary provides earth centered healing opportunities.

Visit Lokahi online 
 
 Plus they grow great fruit and vegetables - especially asparagus!
  Fresh . Local . Food 
 
Cool Food Tools
Check out the Local Food Recipes provided by University of Hawaii.
And then use their cool tool that lets you search foods for nutritional value and content at
Hawaii Foods.

Same Canoe is developing a library of food resources. Check out
Food and Our Body
with helpful articles from health professionals.
 

Local Food System

Green Building

Art and Culture

Natural Resources

 

It's all connected.

Teachers:

Ask us about our film lending library for licensed showings in the classroom.  
  Available for Family Nights.

Who's in the Canoe?
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
Ho'opomaika'i Community Health
Hawaii Farmers Union United,
Kona Chapter
Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers
Kona Sunset Market
West Hawaii Community Health 
USDA Food & Nutrition


 One Island's September Theme: Grow Hawaii!

Local Food Celebrations  

September 13th and 19th  

 

Glean Team  

Bring friends and family to a fun Local Food Celebration - delicious local foods, special guest presenters and great local musicians. Celebrate all facets of local foods - growing, eating, nutrition, health and local food security empowerment.

South Kona Green Market Celebration,
Sunday September 13th, 9am-2pm

Hawi Farmers Market Celebration,
Saturday, September 19th, 8am-noon

LET'S DOUBLE IT !

 

Local produce donated to the Senior and Food Basket programs held at The Painted Church in Honaunau

Buy Grow Eat LOCAL!  

  

Hawaii residents, farms and businesses around the island are accepting the challenge to DOUBLE our local food consumption through local produce purchases, expanding our kitchen gardens, discovering tasty new recipes, planting more crops, and serving customers MORE local foods at grocery, restaurant and retail locations. 

 

Happy Market Gardener receiving first Same Canoe Check thanks to food security support from the USDA

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 drawing entries and also EBT Coupon signups welcome. Come say Aloha!

 

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


South Kona
Sunday, Sept.13th
9am-2pm at the South Kona Green Market in Captain Cook

Music: Mauka Soul 

 

Featuring:
Local Farmers and Growers, Value-added hand crafted tastings, 
The Food Basket 'Da Box' CSA, Adaptations' Fresh Feast CSA, Council Member Maile David, Ken Love of Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers, Dr. Jodi Leslie, Nutritionist,  Ho'opomaika'i Community Health Initiative, Dr. Corinne De Soto, ND & Same Canoe. 

 

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

 

 

North Kohala

Saturday, September 19th  8am-noon at the Hawi Farmers' Market

  

Music: David Gomes  & Wendy Hindley 

  

 

Featuring: Local Food and Farms, The Food Basket, Slow Food Hawaii, Council member Margaret Wille, Sonia Martinez with her new 'Soup to Nuts' island food cookbook, Lokahi Garden Sanctuary, Dr. Hana Roberts, ND, Under the Bodhi Tree, Ho'opomaikai Community Health Initiative, Kohala Elementary School Garden seedlings, Same Canoe & Friends.    

 

Special Guest Chef Stephen Rouelle

from the Under the Bodhi Tree restaurant  
 
North Kohala
Local Food Events, Tours & Make-It-Yourself Workshops

   
Locally grown mushrooms, pineapple, mango, tomato, avocado, lime, herbs.
Watch for Maya corn workshop and learn to grow/make your own tortillas 
 
September - Grow Hawaii!

Same Canoe Local Food Celebration!  
Saturday, September 19th 
Join the Launch Party and Presentations at
Hawi Farmers' Market, 8am-noon 
 
Film Night: Ingredients: Hawaii
Monday, September 28th 
full spectrum look at the local food movement 
North Kohala Library, 6 pm
with local food tastings & pupu potluck 

October - Pollinator's Welcome

Butterfly & Pollinator Challenge
Saturdays, October 3 & 10
Come report butterfly and pollinator sightings to earn free seeds for creating your own butterfly garden. Butterfly and pollinator seedlings also for sale at the Hawi Farmer's Market. 
 
Bee Wise: Pollinators Welcome! 
Saturday, October 17th 
DIY Workshop teaches us to build our own habitats to attract beneficial pollinators to our gardens. Kohala Elementary School Garden, 2-5pm, $20 donation for materials, seeds and seedlings.     Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and purchase seedlings.

Family Film Night: What's Happening to our Bees? 
Monday, October 19th 
North Kohala Library, 6:30 pm 
Half hour film and discussion with honey baked organic treat potluck and recipe contest. Winner receives a jar of local honey!
 
North Kohala Bee Keepers Honey Tasting and Sale  
Saturday, October 24th 
Hawi Farmers' Market, 8am-noon  
Showcase and sale featuring local honey and bee products from Beekeepers of North Kohala (BONK).
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to make honey purchases.


Film Showing: Vanishing of the Bees
Saturday, October 24th 3-5pm 
with hive tour, film and talk,
Algood Barn, Hawi. RSVP for directions

Halloween Costume Contest at the Farmers' Market
Saturday, October 31st, 8am-noon
Island Chocolate prizes for best costumes with food or pollinator theme. Hats, masks, full costumes welcomed!
Hawi Farmers' Market

November - Fruit and Fungi
 
Plant a Fruit Tree
Saturday, November 7th 
Learn to select and plant a fruit tree with expert nurserymen 
Hawi Farmers' Market. Trees for sale.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase a seedling fruit or nut tree. 
 
Flavor of Hawaii Farm Tour
Thursday, November 12th
North Kohala, 9am - noon, meet at Old County Courthouse to carpool. Prepay $20 produce share.  Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and make purchases this day only.  
 
cacao Chocolate Chocolate! at the Kohala Block Party 
Saturday, November 14th 
Local community celebration, 4-9pm in downtown Hawi.       
See you there for the 6th annual Island Chocolate showcase in front of the Kohala Coffee Mill. 

Film Night: Fruit Hunters
Monday, November 16th 
North Kohala Library, 6pm, local fruit pupu potluck and film showing with island locales. 
 

Workshop: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 
with Mycologist, Zach Mermel 
Saturday, November  21st, 2-5pm  
at Kokolulu in North Kohala 
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and receive the seedling kit 
 
  

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

Let's reclaim our local food system
  
 
West Hawaii
Local Food Events, Tours & Make-It-Yourself Workshops
                                  Young gardeners lovin' their homegrown salad
 
September - Grow Hawaii
 
Same Canoe Local Food Celebration!  
Sunday, September 13th 
Join the Launch Party and Presentations at
The South Kona Green Market, 9am-noon 
 
Film Matinee: Ingredients: Hawaii
Sunday, September 13th, 1pm 
At the Local Food Celebration

October - Pollinator Challenge
 
Butterfly & Pollinator Challenge 
Sundays, October 4th and 11th 
Come report butterfly and pollinator sightings to earn free seeds for creating your own butterfly garden. Butterfly and pollinator seedlings also for sale at the South Kona Green Market.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons for seedling and honey purchases. 

Honey Farm Tour to Big Island Bees 
Friday, October 9th, 10am 
Where does our honey come from? What products use honey? 
Free tour, with gift shop purchases available.  
Can use Same Canoe EBT Coupons this day only for seedling purchases.   
 
West & South Hawaii Bee Keepers Honey Tasting and Sale  
Saturday, October 11th 
South Kona Green Market, 9am-2pm   
Showcase and sale featuring local honey and bee products from island bee keepers.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase honey.
 
Film: Vanishing of the Bees 
Sunday, October 11th, 1pm 
What is happening to the bees around the world and here in Hawaii? 
Half hour film and discussion at Amy B H Greenwell Garden. Free 
 
South Kona Farm Tour 
Thursday, October 15th, 9am-noon 
We will visit the innovative Malamalama Farm aquaponics and hydroponics operation. Prepay $20 produce share. Meet up at Saint Benedict Painted Church in Honaunau.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and buy share of produce. 

Workshop: Bee Wise: Pollinators Welcome!
Sunday, October 18th 
DIY Workshop teaches us to build our own habitats to attract beneficial pollinators to our gardens. Amy B H Greenwell Garden, 2-5pm, $20 donation for materials, seeds and seedlings.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to participate and receive seedlings. 
 
November - Fruit and Fungi
 
Plant a Fruit Tree 
Sunday, November 8th 
Learn to select and plant a fruit tree with expert nurserymen.  
South Kona Green Market. Trees for sale.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to purchase fruit and nut seedling trees.
 
 
Film Matinee: Fruit Hunters
Sunday, November 8th, 1pm, Amy B H Greenwell Garden  
 
Workshop: Grow Your Own Mushrooms 
with Mycologist, Zach Mermel 
Sunday November 22nd, 2-5pm  
at Amy B H Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook.  
$20 workshop and material fee.
Can use Same Canoe EBT coupons to attend and receive seedling kit.


Fermented Foods Series
begins November 29th at the South Kona Green Market.
Ever considered Green Papaya Sauerkraut? Beet Kvaas?
Come learn about making your own probiotic foods.

Green is a Verb!  Do it! 

NEW: Local Food Coupon Book
Enjoy saving money while supporting Local Food restaurants, cafes, food trucks, local food artisans, grocers, wellness practitioners, cook book authors and retailers using discount coupons that are a great way to Vote Local with your Dollars.

Fundraiser for island school gardens and health, food & ag non-profits.

Same Canoe Local Food Coupon books available starting in September at Same Canoe Farmers' Market booth, local organizations, and merchants. 
 


  Farm to Fork at Honaunau School