This past weekend we (Whole Foods Market Hawaii) raised some money for the upcoming 30-minute documentary INGREDIENTS Hawai'i on Hawaii's food movement and agriculture. Knowing where the food you are eating is really from.
We also had a showing of the original film INGREDIENTS at the Doris Duke Theatre on Friday and after watching it again, it made me reevaluate my contribution to Hawaii's local food movement. I gave myself that challenge about a year ago, about growing most of what I eat. Should be pretty easy because I live by myself, but I do cook and eat with my friends - a lot! No sharing right now, but hopefully I will be able to grow enough to share with friends.
So about a month ago, I starting planting, from seeds, vegetables and herbs. Here is an update of where I am. I have to say that I am pretty proud of what I have accomplished.
I am able to go to my garden and pick herbs and vegetables to make a beautiful salad. Or go in the garden to pick herbs to put into something I am cooking. It is so gratifying to do that and most of all it is so delicious! So when someone asks me "Who's Your Farmer?", I can say I am!