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Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) will host Hawaii Aquaponic Products Conference on March 22 to help commercial aquaponic farmers expand their market. One hundred buyers from supermarkets, food distribution and restaurants are invited to taste gourmet dishes prepared by famed chef Alan Wong and Kapiolani Community College Culinary Art Program chef instructors and students using aquaponic products. Aquaponic farmers will supply top-quality tilapia and a variety of healthy, fresh greens. Eight aquaponic farmers from Oahu will make short presentations about their farms and products. Buyers and farmers can get to know each other through the presentations, products tasting, and communication. This conference could be the start of long-term successful supplier-buyer relationships that are mutually beneficial for farmers and buyers.
Aquaponics is a relatively new farming method for sustainable food production. Hawaii is an aquaponics hot spot in the U.S. with eight commercial aquaponic farms on Oahu and more coming. HDOA would like to assist commercial aquaponic farmers to enter mainstream market, which will help with local food production and improve food self-sufficiency in Hawaii.
The event is free for registered guests. Seats are limited. Supermarket buyers, food wholesalers, and chefs and managers of restaurants in Hawaii are welcome to register. The seats won't be available for other categories of guests.
Please contact Liz Xu, Economic Development Specialist of HDOA, at 483-7104 for more information. You can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Dinner Menu
- Tilapia prepared in four ways by Alan Wong
- Roasted Beet Salad with Kale and Citrus
- Salad Greens with Chipotle BBQ Dressing, Honey Citrus Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Watercress Pork Soup
- Shanghai & Bok Choy with Smoked Bacon
- Eggplant Picatta with Tahini Arugula Pesto
- Cucumber, Tomato and Okinawan Spinach Salad with Shiso Ponzu Vinaigrette
- Fresh Baked Bread with Arugula Aioli
- Dessert Made Fresh by KCC’s Pastry students