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Category Archive: Events

Slow Food Waiahole Tour and Luau – August 16

Slow Food Waiahole Tour and Luau – August 16
Bishop Homestead, Waiahole Valley 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hanale Bishop and Meghan Au, two of Hawaii’s 2014 Terra Madre delegates are hosting our first luau at their farm and home, Homestead Poi.

The proceeds from this event will help fund future Terra Madre delegates in 2016.

For our August event, there will be a tour of the farm and a home grown meal featuring limu and Samoan crab salad, ginger chocolate ulu kulolo, wild boar, Alaska salmon lomi lomi, poke, ulu and kalo poi, mamaki tea, lau lau, and more.  Our menu will continue to take shape as we gather the freshest ingredients from around the island.  Our contributors to-date include Ma’o Organic Farms, Madre Chocolate, Olive Tree Cafe, Big Wave Tomatoes, Paepae o He’eia.

Homestead Poi focuses on feeding Waiahole, O’ahu by providing poi and produce to community members at Ben Parker Farmer’s Market.  Surplus poi and produce extend to Kailua, O’ahu members through Hale Ke Aloha ‘Ai Pono and Mo’ili’ili folks at Kokua Market on King Street.

Homestead Poi is founded by Hanale M. Bishop, taro farmer and singer/songwriter.  Hanale is partners at the farm with his father Daniel Bishop and Chance Tom. Poi-making helpers include his Bishop brothers and his girlfriend, Meghan Au.

The event will be limited to 45 ticket holders. The cost is $60 for members, $75 for non-members.  The cost is all-inclusive for food.  We encourage you to bring your own beverages.  To sign up, go to  If you would like to bring a child, please email us at to discuss a reduced price.

Seed Saving Workshop – August 8

Seed Saving Workshop – August 8
Waimea Valley  9:00 a.m.

On Saturday August 8, 2015, Hawai’i SEED and Slow Food in Hawai’i are hosting a seed saving and cleaning workshop especially for people who are already conducting seed exchanges on Oahu. The general public is invited as well.

Lyn Howe, who works with The Hawai’i Public Seed Initiative through the Kohala Center, will be coming over to share her expertise on seed saving and sharing. Additionally, we want to use this event as an opportunity to develop a master plan for seed exchanges so we can publicize and support one another in these efforts.

We also would like to know if you have a special lesson or skill related to seed saving that you would like to share at the workshop. Please let us know byJuly 20, 2015 if you have something to contribute.

The free workshop will start at 9:00 a.m. The gathering will be held at Waimea Valley, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon on Oahu’s North Shore. Any questions, please contact Laurie Carlson

To sign up for the workshop, please go to this link

Slow Suppers at Home — Ancestry Potluck – August 1

Slow Suppers at Home — Ancestry Potluck – August 1

Private home in Kaimuki, 6:30 p.m.

Please bring a dish which defines your roots. The more personal the dish the better. Think grandma’s spanakopita, borsht or maybe Taiwanese dumplings. Come with a story to share!

We are Slow Food O’ahu so please envision food that is good for you, good for the people who grow it and good for planet. Let’s get as close to LOCAL as possible! (You may have to make a few changes from mom’s original frozen vegetable recipe.)

Our host in Kaimuki (with an ocean view) can accommodate 7 guests for this Slow Supper.   Note: There is a cat on the premises, so if you are allergic, take some medications !!!

There is no fee for this event.  It is limited to members of Slow Food.  The membership may be international or USA.  To join, go to  If you’re joining our chapter, be sure to choose the O’ahu chapter.

Guests will be asked to bring a dish and beverage to share to the supper. If you would like to participate, tickets available at“.

The suppers encourage local members in different parts of the island to get to know their fellow members, and welcoming Slow Food members from other parts of the world who might happen visiting the islands. And of course, to celebrate our local farmers, producers, and their bounty.

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