Tomorrow starts Kanu Hawaii's EAT LOCAL Challenge 2011. This is the third year I've participated in this challenge. In fact, I try to take this challenge every day.
Shopping, cooking and eating LOCAL takes on another meaning here in Hawaii. When I visit other cities in the country and talk about the challenges we have here in the islands, people can't believe that we only have enough food to sustain the islands for 3 days, if we were to be cut off by the rest of the world.
So buying, cooking and eating local is a very important thing we need to do as part of our daily lives.