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Slow Food Kauai

Artist Andrew Gorton.

Artist Andrew Gorton.


I am in the process of restarting the Slow Food Kauai chapter, which is part of an international 501c3 that protects and preserves how food gets to our collective table. I thought I’d write a blog post and invite you to be a volunteer, board member, donate or sign up for a membership.
There is an initial brainstorming session and gathering scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Kauai Beer Company in Lihue. If you are interested in being a part of SFK, please RSVP by emailing Marta at [email protected].
Each year, there will be four main fundraisers as well as small workshops and gatherings in-between. We are looking for people who are passionate about promoting local food and preserving local food traditions. In all, expect to spend 5 to 10 hours a month as a board member. We will also have a sponsorship structure that includes in-kind donations such as time, and board members will get a bio on SFK’s website with a link to their website.
If you’re not familiar, here are links to Slow Food Oahu  http://www.slowfoodoahu.org/ and Slow Food USA https://www.slowfoodusa.org/
Confirmed Board members:

  • President: Marta Lane, owner Tasting Kauai
    Treasurer: Daniel Lane, owner Pono Photo
    Event Coordinator: Megan Fox – Malama Kauai
    Event Co Chair: Judy Capertina – Owner Haole Girl Island Sweets
    Hawaiian Foodways: Malia Chun – Na Pua Noeau, Kuulei Santos – Hanapepe Salt Ponds
    Marketing: Maris Manzano, Verde owner
    Marketing Co Chair: Benjamin Katz
    Social Media: Lee Roversi, North Country Farms, Kilauea
    Chef Co Chair: Jean Marie Josselin, owner Jo2 and Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill

Open positions:

  • Secretary
    Fundraising Chair
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Grant Writer
    Sponsorship Chair
    Sponsorship Coordinator
    Entertainment Chair
    Ticket Chair
    Guest Speaker Chair
    Volunteer Chair
    Website
    Blogger
    Membership Coordinator and Correspondent
    Media Outreach
    Merchandising

Waiting for confirmation:

  • Vice President: Jerry DiPietro – Hawaii SEED
    Newsletter Editor: Pam Woolway – freelance writer
    Hawaiian Foodways: Kalen Kelekoma – Waipa Foundation
    Chef Chair: Aaron Leikam – Owner, Street Burger
    Farm Chair: Adam Asquith – Founder Kealia Farm Market
    Farm Co Chair: Louisa Wooten – Owner, Kauai Kunana Dairy
    Website: Zendy Web Labs

Coming on Tuesday to learn more:

  • Ed Sindt, Kauai Roots Co-op, Kalaheo
    Cathy Moratto, Kikala farms, Kalaheo
    Tiana Kamen, Limahuli Garden and Preserve
    Bryna R `Oliko Storch, Pua Kalo Farm, Lihue
    Greg Askew – President, OnoPops
    Melissa McFerrin – The Shops at Kukuiula
    Collin Darrell – Owner, Grow Culture and partner in Hanai popup
    Adam Watten – Chef Hanai popup
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