OK sought for traditional taro

When Daniel Anthony first tried selling fresh, traditionally prepared paiai two years ago, he found out that pounding the taro was the easy part. It was much more difficult to sell it. Anthony said that before the Department of Health shut down his small business, he was pounding and selling almost 10,000 pounds of...

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Kailua High offers imu space

The Kailua High School athletic program will tend to a Thanksgiving imu and is offering space inside for trays of food. Food goes into the underground oven on Nov. 24, emerging the next morning steamed full of luau flavor. Cost is $15 per large foil tray. Food — such as whole turkeys, roasts or...

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Kalo connections

TARO FEST » Where: Haleiwa Farmers Market, at Kamehameha Highway and Leong Bypass near Haleiwa Beach Park» When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday» Call: 388-9696 or e-mail HaleiwaFarmersMarket@gmail.comEVENTSRecipe contest (call or e-mail for details), poi-pounding demonstration, talk story with North Shore kupuna, taro farm tours, dishes by Hawaii chefs, makahiki activities and entertainment....

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Water conservationists of the year honored

PO’IPU — Damage from heavy rains and floods and the resulting repairs were the basis for the selection of this year’s Outstanding Water Conservationists by the Kaua‘i Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Rodney and Karol Haraguchi, Hanalei Valley taro farmers, were selected as the East Kaua‘i SWCD honorees for their outstanding work in conservation...

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Growing Dryland Taro Part I

By Glenn I. Teves, County Extension Agent, UH CTAHR Cooperative Extension Service Molokai is blessed with many Hawaiian taro varieties, in part due to the vision of the late Martha and Cowboy Otsuka in seeking out and preserving these legacies. Also, under the direction of Alton Arakaki and Faith Tuipulotu in making huli available...

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