Event celebrates food self-sufficiency in North Kohala

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North Kohala’s Farm to Wok Cook-off will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 pm, at the Hawi Jodo Mission on Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi. The event is presented by Kahua Pa‘a Mua, Palili ‘O Kohala, Ka Hana No‘eau and the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign.

Teams from Hawaiian Airlines, University of Hawai‘i Hilo, Bromeliads Hawaii LLC, Sustainable Kohala, Kahua Pa‘a Mua, Honsador Lumber and Kaiser Permanente will compete in an “Iron Chef” style cooking competition featuring Kohala grown ingredients.  Ticket holders will taste results of the competition.

The community is asked to contribute fruits, vegetables and herbs, to be used as surprise ingredients in the cook-off.  Community members who contribute food (must be received the night before) will receive free tickets to the event.

Farm to Wok will be hosted by LAVA 105.3 FM’S Eddie O, with live music provided by T&T Hawaiian Style, Roz & Matt Kupukaa, Sydney Case and Young Hearts.

Throughout the day, there will be informational booths on North Kohala’s food self-sufficiency efforts.  The event is a fundraiser for the Palili ‘O Kohala project, a ten family taro growing cooperative in North Kohala.

Tickets are limited ($10 in advance, $12 at the door).

– For tickets and information or to donate:

Carol at 889-5391


Palili ‘O Kohala Natural Farming Demonstration Farm and the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign are collectively supported by the County of Hawai‘i, Kaiser Permanente, Honsador Lumber, Partners in Development and the Local Initiatives Fund of RSF Social Finance.  Additional support for Farm to Wok comes from Hawaiian Airlines.

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