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Molokai Food Hub Meeting

Sust`aina ble Molokai News Release

Sust`aina ble Molokai will host a meeting for island farmers and food producers on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the High School Cafeteria.  The primary purpose of the meeting is to determine if our farmers can (and want) to supply Maunaloa Elementary School’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) with locally grown fruits and veggies.  There will also be discussion on connecting our island farmers with other consumers, including stores and restaurants.

Sust`aina ble Molokai is currently in the process of developing a Molokai Food Hub, which is meant to serve as an on-island distribution center, as well as a resource center for farmers.  We would like to hear community input and ideas on how the Hub can best support local farmers and producers, as well as consumers.

Lastly, we will have brief presentations on two other farm-related opportunities.  Ku`ulei Arce from MEO will share her idea to offer a Core Four Business Course geared specifically to farmers.  Additionally, we will share information on the Kohala Center’s Kahiau Rural Business Development Microloan Program.

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