Try Something New this Summer

- Veggie Rx -
Like the sound of a prescription for fruits and vegetables?

Same Canoe has been awarded funds to expand its Veggie Rx program to now serve SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, Veterans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander high-need individuals.

Join Veggie Rx through a participating clinic this summer and you may also qualify for a local area CSA program at no cost.

Space is limited so see your  clinic in July.

If your PCP is at one of the clinics listed below and you have a dietary need that warrants a prescription for more fresh fruits and vegetables, talk to your Doc and health care team.
After July 1st, Veggie Rx coupons can now be directly distributed by our partner clinics to qualifying patients.

Hamakua Kohala Health (3) - 
Including the Kapa'au and New Waimea Clinics

West Hawaii Community Health Centers (5), including Waikaloa

Mango Medical, Waimea

Island Heart Care, Kona

Ali'i Health, Keauhou

Hawaii Family Physicians, Kona

Kukui Lifestyle Medicine, Keauhou

Summer Yum!
for everyone
These delicious locally made foods are among our Summer Recommendations that everyone can enjoy. Shop Local. Eat Local.

Waimea Wednesday Farmers' Market at Pukalani Stables Feature:  Lotus Express - visit this fun food truck and enjoy a fresh veggie SUMMER ROLL carry out*.

 Lotus Express is also in North Kohala on Fridays and South Kona on Sundays.

North Kohala
Kohala Grown Market* in Hawi  has an array of dried herbal powders, cacao powder, spices, dried fruit and island teas plus great local produce. White pineapple and avocaods are happening! They also offer sugar-free juice. 

Over at the Hawi Farmers' Market on Saturdays, 9-1,  look for a sugar free jam from Honomu Jams*.

North Kona
Kona Feature at the Saturday Keauhou Farmers Market - Alohi Farm i s offering fresh veggie and herb packs*. Pick up coconut milk, tofu, and brown rice to make a great plant-strong meal with abundant protein, minerals and vitamins at the peak of summer freshness. 

Blue Journey at Keauhou also has fresh healthy microgreens that are jam packed with nutrition. Microgreens* have more densely packed nutrition than sprouts or mature plants - highest nutritional value around 7-10 days growth. Keauhou Market is open Saturdays, 8-noon.

South Kona 
Sundays at the South Kona Green Market - Honomu Jams is offering sugar free* local fruit jams with  strawberry, mango and pineapple options - we recommend these healthy sugar-free local fruit preserves. 

The Lotus Express Truck is also providing the fresh Summer Rolls* as take-out on Sundays at the South Kona Green Market across from the Manago Hotel. Sun. 9-2.

Support your local farmers and      island food producers!

* Same Canoe and Veggie Rx Members are being mailed  a Bonus Summer Coupon for specific products sold where there is a * above.  To promote healthy eating - and new discoveries - we have selected featured items for our members to enjoy in every region served by Same Canoe. See your summer mailer for regular and the special bonus coupon to support eating fruits and veggies in new and tasty ways.

Our coupons are now customized so look for the special messages on the top line. Summer Special oupons good to 8/31/19

All foods above are EBT eligible.

Give a CSA -
Community Supported Agriculture -  a Try

Now in North and South Kona, Waimea, and North Kohala

Same Canoe has brought over 100 households onto CSA subscriptions this year and now with the expansion of Veggie Rx, our goal is to double that.

If you enroll for Veggie Rx at a partner clinic this summer, Same Canoe can provide a 3 month / 6 box subscription to your closest CSA program starting in September.

Ask your Doc if Veggie Rx is good for you and once enrolled, email to let us know you want to sign-up for the CSA trial.

Deadline for CSA enrollment is 8/31/2019 so be sure to get your Veggie Rx prescription before end of summer.

CSA Partners
You can always join the CSA directly too! You do not need to be on Veggie Rx or Same Canoe to enjoy this great fresh, local food system access.

Adaptations Fresh Feast,
Kona and Waimea

HIP Ag, North Kohala
(see them at Saturday Hawi Market to enroll or email )

Food IS Good Medicine

Summer Class

Health Benefits of Detoxing with Fresh Juice Featuring  Landry
of  Liquid Life Cafe

Saturday, July 27, 
3-4pm in Waimea

RSVP by email

recommended and that earn Same Canoe Passport points for local food drawings

Potlucks in Waimea at Tutu's House with master dietician 
Vivienne Aronowitz

July 17th, 
5-6:30 pm

Bring a vegan dish to share and learn about other culinary treats.

Nutrition and Wellbeing Programs in Keauhou Shopping Center, incl Veggie Rx with  Dr. Leon Matsuo and Jodi Leslie, PhD.

See Kukui's  web site to join newsletter for free potluck information and classes.

Request a free Passport to win local food prizes

Spiced it Up!

On May 20th, Same Canoe hosted a Spice talk story at the Kohala Library that was filled to the brim with spice curious enthusiasts.  We examined familiar and exotic spices that grow in Hawaii and learned about their culinary and medicinal uses.

Same  Canoe's North Kohala  Farm Tour Day was Great Fun  

On June 2nd, a crew of local food supporters from around the island came to North Kohala 
and  visited two farms with special culinary treats by Nani Svendsen of Fresh Off the Grid 
(u'lu chowder) and Chef Bellec  of the Four Seasons (kale and green bean salad with goat cheese).  
The engaging event saw over two dozen people attend for a great day on the land.

 Special thanks to Inhabit, Star Seed Ranch, and Sarah and Nic of HIP Ag for hosting this event that raised  
over $800 for HIP Ag education and farm programs with the support of over $1,000 in
instructor, team time and materials donations.

"Green is a VERB - Do it, Support it, Eat it! "