Maui Loves ʻUala (Sweet Potato)

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Article, Featured | No Comments

The only Polynesian introduction that traces its origins to South America, sweet potato has long been a Polynesian staple. This member of the morning glory family, Ipomoea batatas, adapts easily to its environment, and thrives in Hawai‘i. Farmers in ancient Hawai‘i may have cultivated as many as 200 varieties. While sweet potatoes are starchy and […]

Sweet in Kīpahulu

Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in Article, Featured | No Comments
Sweet in Kīpahulu

One of the largest organic tropical fruit farms in the State of Hawai‘i, Ono Farms in distant Kīpahulu sprawls across 49 acres on the eastern slopes of Haleakalā. It’s a family-owned operation: The Boerners have been farmers on Maui through four generations. Deeply connected to their land, where they grow a wild spectrum of produce […]

Edible Communities wins Publication of the Year!

Posted on May 11, 2011 in Article | No Comments

Congratulations to Edible Communities, including Edible Hawaiian Islands for winning the James Beard Foundation “Publication of the Year” Award! Read more at Edible Hawaiian Islands ->

Coles At The Maui County Agricultural Festival

Posted on Mar 20, 2011 in Article, News | No Comments

Coles, including head cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga and turnips, are important crops on Maui. Read more in Warren Watanabe’s column in today’s Maui News… ->

Kids And Slow Food

Posted on Aug 10, 2010 in Article, Garden, Kids | No Comments

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution gave us a revealing and frightening look at the state of food and eating in America. It’s alarming and heartbreaking to watch how some kids in elementary school don’t know the difference between a tomato and a potato, or where ketchup comes from. So it’s uplifting when an article like this […]