Announcing the 2019 Eat Local Molokai Challenge
For Release September 18th
The Eat Local Molokai Challenge is a month-long event that will engage our entire island community in choosing Molokai-grown and produced foods and a healthy lifestyle. Local farmers, local restaurants, local producers will join together with the Molokai Community Health Center and Sust ʻāina ble Molokai to celebrate Molokai ʻāina momona from September 26th through October 24th.
Community participants can register to participate in the Eat Local Molokai Challenge starting September 16th with Olelo or Natalie at Cottage 8 at MCHC, Manaʻe Goods & Grindz, and at the Sust ʻāina ble Molokai Pop-Up Café/Mobile Market under the banyan tree at MCHC on Thursdays: September 19th, 26th & October 3rd, 10th, and 17th between 12:30 and 1:30 pm. Participants may also sign up at the Eat Local Molokai Challenge booth at Kulaia, Friday Sept. 20th.
Participants will receive an Eat Local Molokai Challenge stamp card and a list of all the participating local farmers, restaurants, and producers who are showcasing local food during the Challenge. Participants who collect stamps from participating local businesses can turn in their cards at the culminating afternoon event at MCHC to receive a small gift in recognition, and to be entered in a raffle to win prizes and gift certificates from local businesses.
Starting September 26, take your ELMC stamp card to receive a stamp when you support local by choosing specials featuring local foods at participating local eateries, or by shopping at the the Sust ʻāina ble Molokai Mobile Market and the Molokai Livestock Co-op. You’ll also get a stamp for taking a yoga or tai chi class at MCHC, or a Project Fitness Molokai class. Na Puʻu Wai Fitness Center will be giving stamps to Eat Local Molokai Challenge participants who start a membership, join their fitness challenge, take a class, or sign up for a personal training session. At the Saturday Market in town, you can collect stamps from Nā Pua o Waialua, Seeds of Love Farm, Puʻu O Hoku Ranch, and Ola Maikaʻi Farm, as well as from My Sister’s Tea. Look for the “Eat Local Molokai” logo to identify participating vendors!
The event culminates in a celebratory public afternoon event on October 24th from 3-5 pm under the banyan tree at MCHC. Come ku’i kalo, taste ʻawa, experience lomi lomi, purchase locally- prepared dishes at the new Sust’āina ble Molokai Pop-Up Café, pick up your order from the
Sustʻāina ble Molokai Mobile Market, and celebrate healthy food grown and prepared on Molokai with ōhana, your family, friends, and neighbors.
Follow the “EAT LOCAL Molokai Challenge” on Facebook or find us on Instagram @eatlocalmolokai. For more information please contact Jamie at 658-9935 or [email protected] Mahalo!