What’s a local food system? It’s about how we are organized as a community to be able to provide food and water for ourselves within the confines of our own region. It is system that insures that we as a community have a sustained means of self sufficiency as we face the challenges of limited global resources in the 21st century. It is about security. It is about independence.

The more we explore the more we find that our local food system here in Hawaii is like an eco system – with so many moving parts, so many people doing their part, so many factors and challenges.

Call to action: Speaking up for Farmland

How you can help Hawaii's farmlands [ read more ]

British Whites: Relying on Ancient Breeds to Survive in Modern Times

Sami Galimba, the woman behind Kuahiwi Ranch's newest addition. (photo: Rae Chou) [ read more ]

Update: Chefs and Farmers Facing the Future Forum

Over 500 people – chefs, culinary students, farmers, ranchers, food purveyors and other industry professionals along with the general public – nearly filled LCC's 570-seat theater. [ read more ]

Remembering Heather Threlfall

Heather and her husband Dick ran Hawaii Island Goat Diary in beautiful Ahualoa on the Big Island, where Heather was the Chief Cheese Maker among other things. [ read more ]

Chefs & Farmers Facing Future : Food Forum

Imagine a sustainable local food system for Hawaii . . . [ read more ]

Visit with Michelle Galimba and Lorie Obra at the Hawaii State Farm Fair

Michelle of Kuahiwi Ranch Natural Beef and Lorie of Rusty’s Hawaiian Ka’u Coffee are coming from Ka’u on the Big Island. Come by to try & buy their world-class products direct. [ read more ]