CONNECTING TO HAWAIIAN HARVESTS

HAWAIIAN HARVESTS

Hawaiian Harvest of the Month (HHOM) is a NEW Farm to School (F2S) promotion & outreach program to connect in-season Hawaii-grown food to school cafeterias, student education activities, recipe development, and farmer outreach.

HILIGHTING A CALENDAR OF HAWAIIAN HARVESTS
IDENTIFYING SEASONAL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES – Hawaiian Harvests in excess supply on the market, prime for schools to take advantage of purchasing locally grown food at peak ripeness when a temporary excess supply discounts prices, quickly moving perishable produce into cafeterias before being wasted and losing all value. Each month highlights a Hawaiian-Grown Harvest of the Month while gathering and sharing
crop seasonality, producer information, recipes, and other resources with participating schools:

HAWAIIAN HARVEST OF THE MONTH 2018 CALENDAR*
* Subject to modifications based on seasonal availability and pricing

 

SEASONAL MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
HDOA will also be working to Identify seasonal Hawaiian Harvests in excess supply on the market, prime for schools to take advantage of purchasing locally grown food at peak ripeness when a temporary excess supply discounts prices, quickly moving perishable produce into cafeterias before being wasted and losing all value.

SIGN-UP to connect with HAWAIIAN HARVEST OF THE MONTH!
HAWAII HARVEST OF THE MONTH PROGRAM – highlights Hawaii-grown foods in Hawaii schools and communities. Each month, participating schools focus on promoting the locally grown food item of the month and other seasonal local foods by participating in one or more of
the following activities:

1. Purchasing the featured HHOM or other seasonal food to feature during the month;
2. Serving the featured HHOM for at least one meal or snack during the month;
3. Finding a local farmer growing the HHOM, and conducting a school-to-farm field trip or
asking a farmer or chef to visit the classroom;
4. Finding HHOM growing it in your school garden;
5. Offering taste tests to students;
6. Involving parents and community members (UH Master Gardeners, 4H, FFA, School Garden
Club, Local Restaurants, Local Chefs, Grocery Stores, etc.)
7. Teaching educational lessons and activities with HHOM (reference `Āina Program);
8. Entering favorite healthy recipes into the HHOM recipe database to share;
9. Displaying HHOM posters & sharing resources (HDOA HHOM Newsletter and Kōkua Hawaii
Foundation’s Hawaiian Harvest Resource Toolkit)

FIRST STEP: REGISTER AS A HHOM PARTICIPANT – Sign-up through THIS LINK

SCHOOLS: Hawaii schools register to participate and have access to monthly materials.
o TEACHERS/ADMIN: Engaging in educational activities, taste tests, purchasing and sharing in school
meals or snacks
o STUDENTS: sharing stories about their HHOM, farmers who grow it, interesting things they like
about growing or how to eat it, etc.
o KITCHEN: share recipes for online HHOM public recipe sharing
Each Month highlights Hawaiian Harvest of the Month – receives packet email of:
o HHOM to Home Newsletter Parent/family outreach material
o HHOM Profile Sheet & Resources

PRODUCERS: Farmers, Ranchers, Processors, Aggregators, and Distributors sign-up to be a potential vendor in HDOA’s NEW “Made & Grown with Aloha” Hawaii Agriculture & Food Products Database, and  sign-up as a Hawaiian Harvest Producer
o Identify Crops Growing and what months to anticipate harvests
o Share how/where schools/families/distributors can purchase your products
o Share farm/ranch tour opportunities
• Registered producers will be included in monthly lists of farmers/ranchers growing markets to connect with Hawaiian Harvests.

 

BUY LOCAL ISLAND FRESH HAWAIIAN HARVEST (Cafeteria managers, Parents, Teachers, and other people who enjoy fresh foods)

FIND HAWAIIAN HARVEST FARMERS through the NEW HAWAII AGRICULTURE & FOOD PRODUCTS DATABASE


December is Beef Month! 

VIEW DECEMBER HAWAIIAN HARVEST NEWSLETTER HERE

 


Hawaiian Harvest Summer Art Contest Winners

The HI-F2S Program and partners hosted a Hawaiian Harvest Summer Art Contest, where students across Hawaii were invited to submit artwork on how they make F2S connections with Hawaiian Harvests.  The public voted on Hawaiian Harvest Art Contest submissions during the 2017AG Conference, and the winners are…

Pre-K 1st Place: Malulani Bernal (Age 4, Montessori Community School)

 

Middle-school 1st Place: Lehua Osorio (8th Grade, The School for Examining Essential Questions of
Sustainability Middle School)

4) Honorable Mention: Kai Kittinger (2nd Grade, Waikiki Elementary School)

3) Third Place – Peoples’ Choice Award: Darrius Clark (5th Grade, Makawao Elementary School)

2) Second Place – Peoples’ Choice Award: Elsie Eyre (5th Grade, Kamehameha School)

1) First Place – Peoples’ Choice Award: Cassie Drazen (10th Grade, University Lab School)