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Farmer owned, ‘āina grown: Co-op helps breadfruit make a comeback

As The Kohala Center continues to support efforts to increase local food production and security, we often look to the indigenous agriculture practices that provided abundance in these islands for centuries. One of our clients is learning from the past to feed our future by reviving interest in Hawai‘i’s most...

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New Hawaii products unveiled at food industry event

A wealth of new Hawaii products was unveiled at the recent Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo at Blaisdell Center.
The annual industry-only event allows all sorts of companies to show off their wares and drum up business, and Crave went with an eye toward new food and drink.

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The upside of ulu: Big Island breadfruit growers working to maximize full potential of staple crop

It was hot with the faintest hint of breeze as Ethan Doctor drove a pickup truck down a bumpy road on his family’s 215-acre ranch in Kalapana. In one of the paddocks, a few dozen cows rested in the shade of a tall Hawaiian ulu (breadfruit) tree.

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Why It’s Time to Embrace Breadfruit

At the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian islands, a stone’s throw from where a plantation once grew and milled sugar cane, sits a restaurant 25 years in the making. Chef/owner Tom Pickett has tweaked his menu (gone are the wedding cakes) and experimented with ingredients (think smoked wahoo on...

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