The 8th Annual Hawaii Avocado Festival was held on April 5, 2014 on the lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort.   The festival coordinator was vocado farmer, Randyl Rupar.  There were many avocado-related activities including an avocado recipe contest, a tree grafting demonstration by Ty McDonald of UH CTAHR, a panel discussion on “Keeping the ...
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Ulu Field Day in Mililani

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Main

  More than 40 ulu lovers showed up at the Ulu Field Day on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Mililani Ag Park. Ulu or breadfruit is making a comeback as a Hawaiian staple and the free workshop was sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture with support from the University of Hawaii, Mililani Ag Park and ...
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  The 2013 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was held October 18-20, 2013 at New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This year, the PMA Fresh Summit attracted more than 18,000 members of the global fresh produce and floral industry’s supply chain for innovation-focused general sessions, 14 educational workshops and ...
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Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Main

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! It was the last weekend before Halloween and the pumpkin patch at Aloun Farms was hopping.  Staff from the Market Development Branch provided “Buy Local, It Matters” information and giveaways to those buying local pumpkins.  Here are some photos from the event. From left:  Michael Opgenorth and Hideki Yamane at the HDOA table. ...
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HDOA Agriculture Development Division is administering the 2013 Specialty Crop Grant Program. Requests for Proposals are currently being accepted.  The deadline to submit applications is March 27, 2013. To view the RFP, click here. For more information, contact: Sue SakamotoPh. 973-9576 Fax 973-9590 e-mail:  

Maui Culinary Academy Research and Development Center310 Kaahumanu AvenueKahului, Hawaii  96732 Contact: Ed Costa, General ManagerPhone: (808) 984-3225Fax: (808) 984-3684E-mail:   Established in 2003 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Maui Culinary Academy Research and Development Center is active in the Maui agricultural community. The center’s core competency is helping local farmers ...
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Howard’s Nurseries, Inc.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 in Main

Howard’s Nurseries, Inc. 2301 Omaopio Road Kula, Hawaii  96790 Contact: Sandy Takishita, Vice President Phone: (808) 878-4180 Fax: (808) 878-8409 E-mail: First established in 1979, Howard’s has strived to provide a variety of  potted flowers for the people of Hawaii.  In the early ‘90s, the nursery cleared areas to launch a landscaping plant business for ...
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