Letter of Aloha

Dania KatzThe Hawaiian phrase “E Komo Mai” literally translates to “come inside” or “enter.” I evoke this sentiment and personally invite you to enter into the pages of edible Hawaiian Islands.

edible Hawaiian Islands is a subscription-based, advertiser- supported print and digital publication. We are proud to be the only publication focusing on the food and drink throughout the state of Hawaii. We hear gushing words of appreciation constantly from our readers and advertisers. So why not subscribe to further your love and support?

Within these pages we are literally growing our business and our presence all across the islands. It’s springtime after all and we are looking towards the future. Many changes are taking place with air, water and land and our stories share the possibility of growth and change.

We encourage you to stop, sit and read this issue and let it inspire you to plant native trees, research a native crop like taro and perpetuate growing your own food and eating something as beautiful as edible flowers. Please take note that a future crop like hemp could make a positive change in our agricultural landscape and for our local economy.

Lastly, check out our 2016 Local Heroes winners, voted by our community at large…and enjoy the 2016 Hawaii Farm Guide complete with our statewide farmers’ market listing, farm tours and mark your calendar for edible Hawaiian Islands Farm Day on Saturday May 21, 2016! See you at the farmers’ market!

Dania N. Katz
Publisher / Editor