As we farm, we cultivate past, present, and future. We are farming the same soil our ancestors farmed and using the same water that has cycled through the Earth for millennia. When we contemplate the future for our youth, we might draw on ancestral lessons from the past. The Huliau Film and Food Festival is coming up this weekend on August 16th and not only is it a fundraiser to benefit environmental education programs for youth, but is also centered around the theme of canoe plants or plants that were brought to Hawaii by the first Polynesian settlers. Early Hawaiian settlers lived an abundant and healthy lifestyle in harmony with their resources and environment and today, we may draw upon lessons of nutrition and eating locally.
Oʻo Farm is one of the primary sponsors for the Huliau Food and Film Festival and our very own chef JJ Johnson will be preparing a delectable and canoe plant inspired main course of Kiawe Grilled Fresh Island Fish, Oʻo Farm Roasted Seasonal Hash, Chayote Slaw, Coffee Cherry-Myer Lemon-Sugar Cane Vinaigrette, and Edible Upcountry Flowers. This is one of many amazing dishes that will be featured. There will even be a vegan options of super food burgers made fresh on Maui with gluten free grains, beans, and local herbs and provided by Life Foods Inc. Not only are these burgers delicious, but they are also organic, non-GMO, vegan and soy- free! See the full menu below:
In addition to a unique, delicious, and locally grown dinner, the event will feature live music and a student film contest in which students will work with the event chefs and other community members to produce short films about the origins of these culinary creations! Join Oʻo Farm in supporting local non-profits and Mauiʻs youth…get your tickets today, before they sell out!
To purchase tickets visit the Huliau Foundation website.