Throughout the summer, visitors to the Haleiwa Farmers’ Market can enjoy a monthly series of inspirational and educational documentaries promoting the local food movement as part of the new Taste of Summer Film Series presented by Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and Waimea Valley.
One film will be screened each summer month at 7:30 pm, immediately following the Haleiwa Farmers’ Market, which runs from 3 – 7 pm in Waimea Valley. Local food vendors from the market will be on hand serving an assortment of tasty and locally grown meals, snacks and beverages. Admission and parking are free.
The family-friendly films explore topics such as food sourcing, sustainability and local farming, opening a window to the food projects underway in our backyards and across the country. Each film will be followed by a talk story featuring farmers, film makers and others involved in the local food movement.
Film Series Schedule:
June 6 – Ingredients Hawaii
Sumptuous and soulful, “Ingredients Hawaii” captures Hawaii’s farm-to-table movement and is the inspiring portrait of a vibrant food community dedicated to human, environmental and cultural health.
Run-time is 32 minutes.
July 11 – Seeds of Hope
For over 1,000 years the Hawaiian people produced enough food to support an estimated population of one million. Today, an estimated 85% of food is imported to the islands. “Seeds of Hope” exposes the world to the individual heroes who are working to solve the biggest issue facing this beloved remote island paradise and answering the question – How can Hawaii feed itself?
Run-time is 87 minutes.
August 1 – Truck Farm
“Truck Farm” tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Viewers are virtually trucked around New York City to see the funkiest urban farms on rooftops, windows, and barges. and to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself. Includes musical narration by The Fisherman Three.
Run time is 48 minutes.