Letter of Aloha Winter 2012

E komo mai, welcome to 2012. As I pondered what this first issue of the year should be about, I just kept thinking about how far we have come in celebrating all of those who support “local” in the state of Hawai‘i.

This issue is filled not only with celebration, but with very interesting information on the state of farming and what’s going on and how important it is to help preserve it not only in our islands, but throughout our country. In this issue there is a wonderful story about the new young farmers of Hawai‘i, as well as important information on the Farm Bill for 2012. We have articles ranging from botanical gardens to rooftop gardens.

In 2012, make a resolution to purchase “local” as much as you possibly can, to keep your dollars local. Speaking of local, in this issue we would like to introduce you to a new local cookbook: The Tofu Cookbook, from the people of Aloha Tofu in Honolulu, more info on pg 46.

We here at Edible Hawaiian Islands hope your new year is off to a great start. We wish you all the best for a healthy and happy 2012.

With warm Aloha,