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Hawaii’s public schools to serve breadfruit in lunches this month

This March, Hawai‘i public schools will welcome a new local product in student meals – ‘ulu, otherwise known as breadfruit. “We want to connect our keiki to the ʻāina and food grown in Hawai‘i,” said Albert Scales, program administrator, School Food Services Branch. “Our ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program helps us to return […]

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Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai restaurant cited for removing ‘Conditional Pass’ placard

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Kona Daze, LLC (dba Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai) with a penalty fine of $13,000. Violations include intentionally removing the posted yellow “Conditional Pass” placard from their facility and re-posting a green “Pass” placard, and non-compliance with food safety requirements […]

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Dept of Health offers free downloadable recipe book

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is bringing the convenience of tasty, good-for-you foods into homes this holiday season with the publication of the Choose Healthy Now @ Home Recipe Book, which features nearly three dozen easy-to- make recipes that meet DOH nutrition guidelines. The new recipe book is free and available online at

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Legislator plans to introduce bill to lower beer tax

Representative Kaniela Ing plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session that would cut taxes Hawaii residents pay for beer by more than half, from 93 cents a gallon to 42 cents a gallon.

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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off in Waimea Saturday (Aug 26)

Join Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) for tasty chili and good music under the stars on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Parker Ranch.

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Waiākea Recreation Center Summer program for fishing and cooking

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waiākea Recreation Center is offering two classes for youth ages 10-17. The programs will begin June 19th and run to July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Saloon Girls and Cowboys Got Talent Hopefuls in the paniolo parade. Courtesy photo.

Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21)

Honoka‘a Western Week starts down at the farm and ends up with a rodeo, May 21-29, 2017.

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Free meal program to expand to eight more Hawaii Island public schools

This upcoming school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state.

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The new system provides a number of features for parents including online payments, creating auto-payments, checking account balances, setting up low balance alerts and is accessible online or through a mobile application. Photo courtesy Cybersoft PrimeroEdge

New software allows payments for public school food via mobile app

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is rolling out a new program called SchoolCafé that will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, which is run using PrimeroEdge school nutrition food service software, will also help cafeterias track their […]

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Hawaii Island Food Basket begins ‘New Year, New Wheels’ campaign

Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank is seeking the community’s support during its “New Year, New Wheels” campaign, an effort to raises needed funds to replace worn out and unrepairable vehicles.

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Kohala Aina Festival coming up Saturday (Nov 12)

7th Annual Kohala Aina Festival Where: Inhabit Farms, 53-4125 Pratt Rd., Kapa’au HI 96755 When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:00 – 10:00 pm (gates open 12:30 pm) Details: Kohala ‘Aina Festival is an annual benefit concert and celebration of local harvest, small farmers, and the vibrant movement for island-wide food sovereignty. Held each year at […]

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A herd of wild sheep grazes at sunset on the old pahoehoe lava flats alongside the Saddle Road at Puu Huluhulu near Mauna Kea access road. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

DLNR to conduct feral sheep control in October, November and December

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will conduct animal control activities specifically for trapping mouflon/feral sheep hybrids; staff hunting, and/or aerial shooting from helicopters for feral goats, feral sheep, mouflon and mouflon/feral sheep hybrids within palila critical habitat in the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve (Unit A), Mauna […]

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Food Basket’s 15th Annual Feed-A-Thon interrupted by Hurricane Madeline

Tommy Ching says the yearly drive is an opportunity to reconnect with the community island-wide. “It’s disappointing that I only got to see half of Hilo during the East Hawai`i stretch of the drive.” Non-perishable food and monetary donations have been accepted during the first seven days of the drive and will continue to be […]

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