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Hakalau Farmers Market and FoodShare

Aloha, Market time again, Tues. Oct 24.

3 to 5:30 for food, tunes, and good grooves.

Hawaii is located approximately 2,506 miles from the continental United States. About 85-90% of Hawaii’s food is imported which makes it particularly vulnerable to natural disasters and global event that might disrupt shipping and the food supply. The economic impact of food import replacement is significant. Replacing just 10% of the food we currently import would amount to approximately $313 million. Assuming a 30% farm share, $94 million would be realized at the farm-gate which would generate an economy-wide impact of an additional $188 million in sales, $47 million in earnings, $6 million in state tax revenues, and more than 2,300 jobs. An investment in programs and projects which support greater food self-sufficiency will result in economic, social and environmental benefits to the State of Hawaii. Hawaii is self-sufficient in some vegetable and fruit crops but has become less self-sufficient in eggs, milk, livestock, hogs and pigs. In the 1970s, Hawaii was self-sufficient in eggs and milk with 240 eggs farms and 120 milk operations. Today there are about 100 egg farms and only two dairies. Livestock and hog and pig production have also declined since the 1970s.

Mahalo neighbors!

For growing, harvesting, catching and preparing our sustenance.

 

Mahalo musicians!

Who set up the band each week and share their gifts.

 

Botanical World Adventures, Hakalau.

Mile marker 16, above Umauma Bridge.

 

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