ANAHOLA — As the president of the Kalalea Anahola Farmers Hui, Aggie Marti-Kini has a deep love for her island home. It’s because of this love she and the farmers group are hoping to revive the Anahola farmers market.
“We want to encourage our farmers here to start farming more intensely so they can help our community to become self sustainable,” Marti-Kini said. “I wanted to revive this association because I’m also a farmer and a Hawaiian Homesteads owner, so I wanted to revive this for our community so they can have their own market place and provide healthy food for the community.”
The farmers group will join others at the Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration at Anahola Beach Park between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 28 to promote their message of cultural, educational and charitable farming practices to the community and raise money to reestablish the Anahola farmers market. The members hope to raise $400 through their booth.
The group will be selling fruits, vegetables, eggs and other plants. This will be the group’s first farmers booth and Marti-Kini can’t wait for them to get out into the community.
“I’m excited. We already have roughly 20 members and I think it’s the right time for this,” Marti-Kini said. “We want to do seed exchanges, we want to do educational endeavors. We have a lot of things here and we want to reach out to the community.”
There will be a general membership and potluck meeting at 6:30 tonight at the Anahola Clubhouse.