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Archive: Feb 2013

Making the Family Farm Profitable Workshop

Rambutan, fresh off the tree. Daniel Lane photo.   Wednesday, March 27 Value-Added Innovation for Hawaii Growers: Making the Family Farm Profitable Kalaheo, National Tropical Botanical Garden, free This workshop helps growers hone their skills at adding value to their products and services. Competing with cheap imported agricultural goods, many Hawaii farms have a difficult…

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February 28, 2013

A Taste of Old Kauai

Kalua Turkey lau lau made by Waipa’s chef for the Kalo Festival. Daniel Lane photo. We are pleased to announce our new culinary tour! After much planning with our north shore friends, The Waipa Foundation, we have created another one-of-a-kind tour that can only be experienced through us. Unlike our east side tour, A Taste of…

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February 27, 2013

6,740 Demand Senate Rescind Monsanto Lobbyist Appointment

Hawaii State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim appointed Alan Takemoto, the Monsanto lobbyist, to be on the nominating committee which picks the candidates for our water commission. Monsanto is a controversial company that is using our islands as a testing ground for its new pesticides and GMO science experiments—because we’re in the middle of the Pacific ocean in case something goes terribly wrong. Tasting Kauai wants Sen. Kim, to rescind his appointment of Monsanto lobbyist Alan Takemoto, and appoint someone who has the best interests of the Hawaii citizens as his priority. On Thursday at 3 p.m., organizers will deliver a petition asking Senate President Donna Mercado Kim to rescind her appointment of Monsanto Lobbyist, Alan Takemoto, to the Water Commission nominating committee. The appointment of an employee of the controversial Monsanto corporation angered organizers who point out that Monsanto…

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February 26, 2013

11th Biannual Seed and Plant Exchange

Get Kauai Grown seeds from Regenerations Botanical Garden at the Seed Exchange. Daniel Lane photo St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th, noon until 5 p.m., Church of the Pacific in Princeville, free Forest Shomer is headlining this Seed and Plant Exchange with his presentation entitled Shoulders of Our Ancestors. Shomer is the owner and operator of Inside…

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February 24, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for February 22

NEWS: Hawaiian Kukui Brand Mai Tai made with Koloa Rum. Daniel Lane photo Koloa Rum Co. Yesterday, the Koloa Rum Company announced the appointment of Robert M. “Bob” Gunter as President and CEO, and Alicia Iverson as Chief Financial Officer. “I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to continue building on the remarkable…

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February 22, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for Feb 15

The Beach House at night. NEWS: The Beach House Travel + Leisure recently announced the top 37 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States. The Beach House Restaurant not only made the list, but was the only restaurant represented in the Hawaiian Islands. “This is a real honor for the staff, Kauai and the restaurant,”…

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February 15, 2013

A Hot New Menu Turns up the Heat at RumFire Poipu Beach

Lili-Kai Cosmo (front) and Superfruit Lychee-tini. Daniel Lane photo A new chef and menu at RumFire Poipu Beach features Hawaiian-rooted cuisine with a global twist and flaming cocktails. Guests dining at Sheraton Kauai Resort’s signature restaurant will enjoy 180-degree oceanfront views from all of its 240 seats. All food and beverage proceeds at RumFire Poipu Beach’s Table…

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February 10, 2013

USDA Announces Request for Applications for FY 2014 Farm to School Grants

Children love fresh produce, especially when they have a hand in growing it. Daniel Lane photo. National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools and Provides New Economic Opportunities for Producers of All Kinds Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced the release of a request for applications (RFA) for the latest round of USDA’s…

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February 9, 2013