Hawaii farmers from around the state will hold a farmers’ market at the State Capitol as part of “Ag Sustainability Day at the Capitol”. The market will feature fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, and value-added products, all grown and produced within the state of Hawaii. Proceeds from the sale of products will benefit the Hawaii Food Bank. The theme of the event is to highlight the role of agriculture in creating a sustainable future for Hawaii.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, 4th floor walkway
Sponsored by the following organizations: the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Hawaii at Manoa College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs. Hosted by the following legislators: Rep. Clift Tsuji, Rep. Ken Ito, Sen. Clayton Hee, Sen. Jill Tokuda, Sen. Dwight Takamine, and Sen. Russell Kokubun.
“Ag Sustainability Day at the Capitol has become one of the most popular events at the legislature,” said Rep. Clift Tsuji, the chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. “People love the availability of fresh, locally grown produce and flowers. We need to support our farmers so that they can continue to support us as part of a sustainable economy.”