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January 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Kokua has the HonuGuide: Hawaii's Sustainable Island Living Guide

We just a bought a copy of the 2010 HonuGuide at Kokua, and I spent a few hours today looking through the coupons and articles. The articles are terrific and inspiring discussions of what is going on in Hawaii in regards to sustainability (or beyond sustainability to a more holistic form of prosperity… Continue

Added by Bradley Chun on January 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Food, Inc. Documentary to be Discussed on Oprah THIS Wednesday 1/27, 7-8 p.m.

I wanted to share with Kokua Market Owners & Supporters that Oprah Winfrey will be discussing the documentary Food, Inc. tomorrow on her show. Guests will include Michael Pollan (author of Omnivore's Dilemma), Alicia Silverstone (actress and food activist) and Steve Ells (founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill).



It will air on Fox from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night, January 27. (Please note: this isn't the usual time for Oprah but it is airing later than usual b/c of the State of… Continue

Added by Heather Williams on January 26, 2010 at 7:03pm — 4 Comments

A Great Day Touring Waianae Farms

Our first Kokua farm tour in Waianae was a great success thanks to the aloha of our participants and especially the farmers that we visited. The day started early with 25 of us meeting at the parking lot of Kokua then carpooling out to Waianae, where our tour eventually hit over 30 participants. Kate Paine got some great photos of our tour. Please check out Kate's Flickr page of her photos and… Continue

Added by Bradley Chun on January 24, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

An Update on Give It Fresh Today!

Give It Fresh Today: A success story in the making!



Give it Fresh Today is a produce donation project. We started officially on 1/2/2010 and have had an amazing response from the public. In our first three weeks we have collected over 600 pounds of food for the Institute of Human Services and Unity Church of Hawaii. We collect produce donations from the shoppers at the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation's Kapiolani Community College farmer's market on Saturdays between 7:30-11:00am and… Continue

Added by Vivian Chau on January 20, 2010 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

We Want Your Blog Posts!

A great way for online members to communicate with our whole online community is to post a blog. If you or your organization has an event or activity that you think would be interesting to our community, please post it as a blog so that others can find out about it, ask questions and give comments about it, and join you for the event. Anyone who is a registered member of our online community can post a blog. Blogs that are posted will appear on the Blog page which is under the "Members" tab.… Continue

Added by Bradley Chun on January 19, 2010 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Cows with Guns: Vegetarian Music and Comedy - Free, Feb 13, 7 pm, McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park

Musician, storyteller, and comedian Dana Lyons will present an evening of environmental and vegetarian songs & entertainment…great for the whole family. Hear some of Dana's tunes for free at http://www.cowswithguns.com/cgi-bin/all_albums.cgi



Dana Lyons is the singer/songwriter best known for his dynamic performances and outrageous hit songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.” A global radio… Continue

Added by Denise Snyder on January 19, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Get More Involved with YOUR Local Natural Foods Cooperative

Happy 2010 to all Kokua Market owners and supporters! Here’s one way you can begin the new year with friends, meaningful activity and an investment in your own well-being and the well-being of your community:



Consider running for the Kōkua Market Board of Directors!



Get involved with the stewardship of your store. It is an exciting time of growth and community-building. The Nominating Committee is looking for owners who are committed to our co-op’s future and… Continue

Added by Heather Williams on January 7, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Terry Shintani, M.D. - FREE health talk- McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Saturday, January 16 at 7 p.m.

Topic: "The Health Crisis Cure: How to Get Off Your Medication with Your Doctor's Help." Get rid of holiday pounds and lessen chronic pain with diet. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, this talk could change your life. Learn more and watch previous VSH programs at www.VSH.org

Added by Denise Snyder on January 6, 2010 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Photos from Give It Fresh Today 2010 - Day 1!

Here are some of the photos we took yesterday! What a beautiful bountiful way to start off the new year. 63 people donated! Bale started our morning off with a donation of 7 TRAYS of bread! Individual shoppers came out asked questions and donated, people with fruit frees came with bags and boxes of tangerines and breadfruit for the project to distribute, and there was much excitement in the air for the future of this project and all the possibilities ahead!

Added by Vivian Chau on January 3, 2010 at 2:05pm — 6 Comments

Local Produce Donations to Benefit Community Organizations!

Give It Fresh Today: Local Produce Donations to Benefit Community Organizations



Starting January 2, 2010, Saturday morning KCC Farmer’s Market shoppers can do more than enjoy fresh locally grown produce and prepared foods - they can give back to those in need, through making in kind donations to community organizers that serve meals to Hawaii's homeless. The project is called Give it Fresh Today (G.I.F.T.), and the Hawaii Farm Bureau (host of the market) is generously providing the… Continue

Added by Vivian Chau on January 1, 2010 at 1:36pm — 5 Comments

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