Same Canoe Passports

The Same Canoe Passports are now available to West and North Hawaii Island Residents

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Our new Local Food Challenge Passports are a fun activity tracker. Local residents can use the colorful printed Passport to attend engaging food and farm events offered by a variety of organizations. This is a great way to earn points for entry in drawings for food or restaurant gift certificates, and for free passes to special events. See the list of approved events below. Request your Passport at an event or at our Same Canoe market booths as shown on the calendar.
Enrolled Same Canoe SNAP/EBT users can also use the Passports for education and healthy living activity tracking. Classes, workshops and tours earn points towards local produce coupons.
RECOMMENDED UPCOMING EVENTS where Passports can be stamped and points earned:

Film Night & Talk at Iwa Cafe near Kainaliu  
Saturday, Sept 15th  
Enjoy a powerful film and learn about local access to Community Supported Agriculture for fruit, veggies and grains. All at the fun, hip, Iwa Arts and Cafe.

 Guests speakers from Adaptations and Sundog.

Plant-based dinner options.


Local Seeds for Local Needs 
Saturday, Sept 22nd
Visit Nancy Redfeather and Gerry Hebert’s legendary homestead to learn about seed trials and seed sovereignty. Add yourself to the wait list and to be added to notifications for the next session as this one is filled up. 


Food as Medicine Farm Tour
Sunday, Oct 7th
Come join us in Hawi for a fun farm tour at beautiful Lokahi Garden Sanctuary. Tour includes food and medicinal crops, sweeping ocean views, and visitors take home a product sample. Please arrive by 1:45 for registration as tour begins at 2. (Plan on a 1.5 hr drive if coming from Kona.)
Tickets for tour include the product sampler; $20 a person or $30 per couple (one sampler). RSVP required by 10/5 to


Mauna Kea Tea annual open house tour day
Sunday October 21st

Cascading hillsides of tea plants in a forested area with expert instruction on tea production, processing and benefits.

This year their  Open Farm Day theme is ‘Tasting Natural Teas’. Come join the tour to learn about Natural production and enjoy tasting the pure products of Mauna Kea’s clean growing philosophy.
To RSVP, please email or call 808-775-1171.


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