Farm to School

HONOLULU —  As part of the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative, local beef is being featured in Hawaii Department of Education’s (HIDOE) school lunches during the month of December.   Elementary schools will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.  HIDOE’s School Food Services Branch purchased 14-thousand pounds of ...
Read More Hawaii Farm to School Initiative: Local Beef Featured in School Lunches

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).  ...
Read More Kohala Students are Still Lovin’ the Laulau

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 ...
Read More Hawaii Farm to School Initiative Celebrates Farm to School Week

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 ...
Read More State’s Farm to School Initiative Pilot Project Earns Recognition

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 ...
Read More Kohala Complex Cooks Connect with the Farm

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 ...
Read More Farm to School Pilot Project Recipe: Sloppy Joe Sandwich

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. ...
Read More More Hawaii Sourced Products Incorporated into Kohala’s School Lunches

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 ...
Read More Farm to School Recipe: Chicken and Veggies Stir-Fry

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 ...
Read More The Woman Behind the Meal Transformation at Kohala Talks Candidly About Farm to School

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 ...
Read More Lt. Governor Recognizes Farm to School Pilot Project Champion