The Farmer who Grew the Greens for My Salad

Nalo Greens at The Pineapple Room in HonoluluLast Friday, I had a unique opportunity to learn about Hawaiian agriculture directly from an expert — a farmer from the windward side of Oahu! Dean took time to tell me about his farm on video. 🙂  And I wrote a blog post for the group hosting the meeting I was at talking about some of a program Hawaii has in place that increase the stability for small farmers.

He mentioned that his family farm supplies the local farmers market and some of the local restaurants. Saturday, as a friend and I grabbed lunch at Alan Wong’s restaurant The Pineapple Room, so when I noticed Nalo greens on the menu, knowing his farm was called Nalo Farms, I had to have a
salad with fresh greens! And yes, I checked with the waiter, the greens were most definitely from Dean Okimoto’s farm!

I hope you enjoy the photos & video, even if I did get a little bit wordy on Wednesday. 🙂

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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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