USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Workshops — Hawai‘i Island
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (HST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Introduce local fruits and vegetables to students:
Let’s talk about the local produce market on Hawai‘i Island
and partnerships with School Food Services Branch.
Hawai‘i Island schools want to introduce your locally grown produce through the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program! Attend a free information exchange meeting with Glenna Owens, Director of the School Food Services Branch of the Hawai‘i Department of Education.
The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides funding that enables eligible schools to purchase locally grown produce for morning and afternoon snacks. This is a unique opportunity for Hawai‘i Island farmers and distributors to introduce local fresh fruits and vegetables to our public schools and provide island keiki with healthy, nutritious food grown right here at home.
- Farmers: Learn how you can participate in the FFVP and find out which fruits and vegetables are in highest demand
- Distributors: Understand the process of purchasing for and selling to Hawai‘i’s FFVP
Komohana Research Extension Center, 875 Komohana St (map)
Limited to 20 participants
Mealani Experiment Station,
Agricultural Research Stations,
Please note this location is not wheelchair accessible
HOW TO REGISTER
Register here by May 12th or call The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411. Registration is free but space is limited.
The Kohala Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
When & Where
The Kohala Center
Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of interest are energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health.