If you are already a healthy eater this will be easy for you! I have already begun to pour through my snapshots of food photos to work on some submissions. Add some photos and you could win great bag of goodies.
To encourage island residents to eat local, from July 1 through July 15, Whole Foods Market and INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i will also host a “Farm to Plate” contest, asking local foodies to submit photos of their favorite meal incorporating local ingredients. The winning entries receive a Whole Foods Market gift bag including a DVD of Ingredients and will be featured in a cook-off with local celebrity chefs on July 24 at Whole Foods Market Kahului. Entries can be submitted to Whole Foods Market Hawai‘i’s flickr site: [email protected]/.
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Whole Foods Market® Hawai‘i Stores Cook Up Partnership with INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i
On July 24, five percent of all proceeds from Whole Foods Market’s Kāhala and Kahului stores will be donated to help fund the local movie project
Press Release below:
Honolulu, HI (June 21, 2010) – Putting together a recipe for success, Whole Foods Market’s Kāhala and Kahului stores announced today that their next Community Support Day, scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2010, will help fund the local production of the movie INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i, highlighting locally-based agriculture.
“We’re thrilled to cultivate this partnership with Whole Foods Market, which has an exceptional reputation for providing shoppers with fresh, local and all-natural ingredients,” said Robert Bates, director of INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i. “By getting to know our farmers, ranchers and food producers in Hawai‘i, our film will show just how easy it is to eat local, and the health, flavor and sustainability benefits that come from a local food diet.”
Whole Foods Market Community Support Days are held one day each quarter, and give five percent of the store’s proceeds to a partner nonprofit organization. Since opening its first store in Hawai‘i in 2008, Whole Foods Market Community Support Days have given more than $26,000 to community groups including the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation, Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary School, Ke Kula ‘O Samuel M. Kamakau charter school, Mālama Maunalua, Kaimukī High School Performing Arts and The Maui Farm just to name a few.
“At Whole Foods Market, we’re foodies at heart, so it’s really exciting to give back to a group that celebrates something that we delight in every day – great, all-natural ingredients,” said Natalie Aczon, Whole Foods Market Kāhala marketing supervisor. “It is such a great privilege to be able give back to and partner with local groups that provide so much to education and support for our community.”
INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i will be a half-hour film highlighting local food in Hawai‘i that embraces a return to a Hawai‘i-produced diet to strengthen the islands’ economies, improve health and preserve cultural traditions. Later in the year, the film will be broadcasted simultaneously on all Hawai‘i’s TV stations to draw attention to the islands’ most pressing concerns, and some of the best available solutions. Additional island-based stories will be available on the INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i website at www.ingredientsfilm.com.
During the month of July both Whole Foods Market stores will host special screenings of INGREDIENTS Hawai‘i along with celebrity chef demonstrations and recipe contests. Additional details can be found online at www.wholefoods.com/honolulu and www.wholefoods.com/maui.
For additional information on Whole Foods Market’s Kahului store, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/maui/ or call (808) 872-3310. To keep up-to-date on the latest store news, events and sales, follow Whole Foods Market Kahului on twitter at www.twitter.com/wfmkahului.
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