Farm to School

KOHALA — The beef laulau plate at the Kohala Complex remains to be one of the lunch faves at the schools.  It was on the menu today.  The meal is made with local beef wrapped in local luau and ti leaves, served with local sweet potato and lomi tomato (scallions in the lomi are local).  ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Farm to School Initiative is celebrating Farm to School Week by highlighting its pilot project at the Kohala Complex.  From October 2 to 5, the cafeteria is featuring local ingredients in its serving “Island Fresh First” lunch menu. Students at the Kohala Elementary, Intermediate and High schools will enjoy delicious, fresh ...
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HONOLULU —  The State’s Farm to School Pilot Project was awarded the Kanu Ola award during the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference.  Twelve other organizations or individuals were also recognized for their contributions to developing innovative and inspirational farm to school programs in Hawaii. Spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), the Hawaii Department ...
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The cooks at the Kohala Complex took at farm trip to HIP Agriculture in Kapaau to connect with the farm that grow their food. HIP Agriculture provides Kohala Complex’s kitchen with bananas, navel oranges, papaya, tangerines, and tangelos for the school meal program. Seeing the land and touching the soil, learning about farming, and tasting ...
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It’s an old time favorite of many families around the U.S. and it’s definitely a big hit at Kohala Complex! Today we are sharing with you Chef Greg’s Sloppy Joe recipe made with locally sourced ground beef. The sandwich is served on freshly baked buns by Kohala Complex cafeteria cooks, along with locally sourced lettuce ...
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The Kohala Complex’s cafeteria team and Chef Greg have been focusing on procuring local produce since the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative began in 2016. As a result, more school meals are being served with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, such as sloppy joes, kalua pig and cabbage, chicken stir-fry, taco salad, baked ziti with meat. ...
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Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry is among the many favorite dishes students love to eat at the Kohala Complex. It’s served with hapa rice and a garden salad, which is prepared with locally-sourced lettuce and tomatoes.  The meal also includes a banana, which is sourced from HIP Agriculture in Kapaau.  Here’s the recipe for the chicken ...
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Change is a progress. When it comes to Farm to School Initiatives that succeed, credit has to be given to the cafeteria staff who work hard in the kitchen to prepare wholesome, fresh food day in and day out. Most of them have been working in school kitchens for many years and have seen their ...
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HONOLULU —   Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui recognized the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Kohala Complex Cafeteria Manager Priscilla Galan with a Certificate of Commendation.  Priscilla  and her staff have been working with Chef Greg Christian, president and founder of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners, to bring delicious local, fresh scratch-cooked food to students as one ...
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HONOLULU —  Dexter Kishida of the Hawaii Department of Education’s Food Services and Chef Greg Christian of Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners were panelists at the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation’s Eat, Think Drink event held at the Modern Honolulu.  Both Kishida and Christian are part of the executive committee working on the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative’s Pilot Project.   JuliAnna ...
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