Michelle Obama visits Ma’o Organic Farms

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Michelle Obama @ Ma'o Farms

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Complete transcript from the round table discussion can be found at WhiteHouse.gov

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KevinSOshiro
KevinSOshiro

Hawaii regional chefs are improvising by having ingredients that are made locally from the (organic) farmers from all islands, like your Maui onions, Honoka'a tomatoes, Kona coffee from Waimea, Kauai taro, or Molokai sweet bread.

KevinSOshiro
KevinSOshiro

I forgot about the fishing trade, getting plants like macadamia nuts, breadfruit (ulu), noni, coconuts; growing vegetables or having an awa/kava-producing farm !!!

KevinSOshiro
KevinSOshiro

SustAINAble living - that is definitely will play a part in Hawaii's future. What if the Matson company cancelled ALL shipments to Hawaii, we islanders will starve.. Going back to the old (not plantation) days - no doubt about it. Except will will have more variety of crops than just sugar cane and pineapple, two industries that had disappeared. Now, we have to have pineapple shipped from Latin America or Asia. Big Island cattle, from Parker Ranch, should be shipped locally to the interislands, instead of being first shipped to the U.S. mainland, processed with pesticide (or pasteurization) and then, shipped back to Hawaii with a higher price tag for the regular consumers (which is everybody). Great article Ed !

KevinSOshiro
KevinSOshiro

Wow ? Waianae !? I don't think there will be any gridlock traffic going towards that area, just at the Disneyland-like resort Aulani or Ko Olina (near Makakilo or Kapolei).

Cat
Cat

Great gallery! Loved it!

edmorita
edmorita moderator

@Cat it was an awesome event and her PR people were very accommodating. They made sure that all the press had access to information.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

love it!! everyone looks so happy and proud. ed kenney looks starstruck. flotus looks like she's having fun. i'd kill for a box of white house m&ms.

edmorita
edmorita moderator

@nonstopmari Ched Kenney was very quiet. I think he was more concerned with the meal he was cooking for her later.

trulyjoannies
trulyjoannies

Ed, thanks for the photos and summary! I am most delighted for the youths, their hopes and dreams. I love the capture of the young adults laughing and smiling brightly with Michelle Obama. The beautiful background adds to the beauty of the place too. May this be a huge step in the bright future of organic farming in Hawaii. Mahalo!

edmorita
edmorita moderator

@trulyjoannies those kids are amazing! After the way they handled themselves with the first lady and the passionate way they spoke about what they do, I have hope for the future.

trulyjoannies
trulyjoannies

And, may the new generation of chefs/cooks using locally sourced foods continue to flourish and find that they can meet demands ;)

johngarcia
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Great gallery, Ed! Thanks for sharing!

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