There is much talk of the most effective way to facilitate change - from the top down or the bottom up. With regard to food security, everybody agrees we should produce more locally, but the government doesn't seem to be grabbing this bull by the horns. I can say stuff like that if it doesn't have the word "lipstick" in it, right?
It can be challenging to get locally produced food in the hands of the people and a bit more expensive. There is a great way to support local agriculture from the bottom up. You can do it right now. And, it's one of the easiest things you'll ever do.
If you are someone who enjoys good, healthy, fresh local food, join a community-supported agriculture group where you can pick up a box of fresh food every week, or even better yet, join a new venture on Maui called Kula Fields.
Owner Roxanne Tiffin will deliver you a fine box of choice assorted fresh veggies, herbs, fruits in whatever combination you want, every week or two, different size boxes for differing households, perfectly packaged with information about what's in the delivery. You can also special order a variety of other local products from an order form included with the food.
I got so darned excited when my first box arrived I ate a whole bunch of yummy fresh food then wrote this letter! She can be reached at KulaFields.com. If we don't help this business succeed, we're crazy.