HAF News

November 2017 Highlights: Giving Tuesday, Updates to EAT THINK DRINK, Recruiting for Localicious 2018

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Check out some of our top highlights from this month, including:

  • Save the Date for #GivingTuesday – Here’s Why YOU Should Get Involved!

  • Localicious Hawaii Recruits New Restaurants for 2018 Campaign

  • An Important Update to EAT THINK DRINK: The Future of Food Friendships

  • Get to Know Your Local Farmers with Local Inside CSA’s Featured Stories

NEWS RELEASE: Localicious Hawaii Calls for New Local-Loving Eateries for 2018

Press Releases
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation (HAF) is seeking new local-loving eateries to join the 2018 Localicious Hawaiʻi campaign, the state’s largest restaurant initiative in support of the agriculture industry. Throughout the month of March, dining partners designate one or more menu items that incorporate locally grown, caught or raised products as their Localicious dishes. For every dish sold, one dollar is donated towards the expansion of ag-focused education programs in K-12 classrooms. 


HAF Educators Digest - Fall Quarter 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017


Welcome to the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) quarterly education newsletter! In an effort to keep our teachers up to date with the HAF programs they’ve signed up for, we will be distributing a newsletter at the beginning of each academic quarter.
In addition, we’ll also provide you with exciting news and happenings within our other programs. Our hope is to further involve educators, like yourself, in growing ag education opportunities and inspiring keiki to become the future leaders of Hawaii’s farming industry.
If you are interested in learning more about HAF’s other ag education initiatives, please contact us at iris@hawaiiagfoundation.org.

Iris Mizuguchi, Director of Education Programs 
Krysta Gallagher, Education Program Manager

October 2017 Highlights: #OptForUgly Movement, HFWF Chefs That Love Local, Kids Cooking Local Expands

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Check out some of our top highlights from this month, including:

  • ATTN Keiki Artists: Localicious Hawaii Art & Poetry Contest is LIVE!

  • Raise Your Forks to Ugly Foods: Why You Should #OptforUgly

  • 10 Chefs at the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival That Are Gung-Ho on Local

  • Kids Cooking Local Expands to Two New Title I Schools for 2017-2018 SY

September Highlights: Cost of Local Produce, Introducing the Localicious Leadership Council, Free Education Programs

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Check out some of our top highlights from this month, including:

  • Overcoming Hawaii's Sticker Shock: Understanding the High Costs of Local Produce
  • Mahalo for Joining Us at EAT THINK DRINK: Show Me the Green
  • Introducing the 2018 Localicious Leadership Council
  • ATTN: Public School Educators

August 2017 Highlights: Tickets Selling Fast, FREE Educational Programs, AG2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sign Up to Bring HAF’s Free Education Programs to Your Classroom

The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation is dedicated to educating future farmers and stewards of our state’s agriculture industry. Through our free educational programs, we work to build a strong continuum of ag educational opportunities in grades K through 12.


July 2017 Highlights: New EAT THINK DRINK, Localicious Raises $50K, Meet Noe from Lokoea Farm

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Introducing EAT THINK DRINK: Show Me the Green

How to Access Capital and Move Your Project from Seed to Shelf

Ever wonder what it takes to turn an innovative food project into a viable, profitable business model? Join five inspiring industry leaders and six of Honolulu's top chefs as they showcase their experience, expertise and knowledge on discovering and investing in the next big "Made in Hawaii" item.

EAT THINK DRINK: Show Me the Green will address questions frequently asked by local entrepreneurs, including, "What does the venture capital landscape look like and what exactly are these investors focusing on when seeking out new potential? How do successful, innovative products measure up, disrupt the market and attract funders for continued economic growth?" Afterward, continued fellowship and networking will take place over an interactive dine-around featuring six of Honolulu's hottest restaurants.

Guest panelists include Keynote Speaker Lou Cooperhouse of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Kyle Datta of Ulupono Initiative, Matt Small of ChefZone, Greg Leong of Arocrest Company and Nancy Enos of Foodland Super Market.

Featured tastemakers include Keaka Lee of The Pig & The Lady, Jason Schoonover of 12th Ave Grill, Kevin Lee of PAI Honolulu, Keith Pajinag of Ravish Honolulu, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Lyndsey Simone of Roy’s Hawaii Kai. 


May 2017 Highlights

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Did you miss out on EAT THINK DRINK: School Lunch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

You can view the full panel discussion online, starting with an inspirational presentation by “Renegade Lunch Lady” and Keynote Speaker Chef Ann Cooper. Afterward, journey through an in-depth conversation on the challenges and opportunities that Hawaii’s farm to school initiatives face.

April 2017 Highlights

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pack Your Lunch Boxes...EAT THINK DRINK: School Lunch Is Here!

The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) invites you to join an engaging conversation on “School Lunch - Hawaii’s Farm to School Initiative” for the second EAT THINK DRINK presented by Hawaiian Airlines.