JASH Weekly Update 9/30: Taste of JASH Nomu Edition
Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Our Taste of JASH series features local restaurants with ties to Japan in fun pau hana style. This fall, we’re revisiting this beloved program with VIRTUAL Thursday pau hanas in Taste of JASH: Nomu Edition! Featuring three local distillers focused on using local ingredients, we’re certain you’ll enjoy these from-home social hours, which will also feature product pre-orders so you can pick up a bottle to join our virtual tasting sessions. Registration will open soon, but for now SAVE THE DATE for our Taste of JASH: Nomu Edition lineup featuring Kо̄ Hana Distillers, Hawaiian Shochu Company, and Mānoa Honey & Mead!
Kо̄ Hana Distillers
Thurs., Oct. 28, 2021
Zoom Pau Hana
Farm-to-Bottle Kо̄ Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum is handcrafted from heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane (kо̄) brought to the islands by the early Polynesian voyagers. Their popular tasting tours are offered daily in both English and Japanese. Click here for their website.
Hawaiian Shochu Company
Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021
Zoom Pau Hana
Hawaiian Shochu Company Founder and Owner Ken Hirata and his wife Yumiko produce small-batch Honkaku Shochu in Haleʻiwa using locally-sourced sweet potatoes (imo) through traditional, old-style techniques.Click herefor their website.
Mānoa Honey & Mead
Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022
Zoom Pau Hana
Oʻahu's one and only Hawaiian craft mead mixes Hawaiian honey and tropical fruits, creating a drink tailored for the local climate. Since taking over Mānoa Honey in 2014, owners Yuki and Erika Uzuhashi and their team in Wahiawā also produce raw honey and specialty hive products. Click herefor their website.
This fall, we are excited to team up with the fantastic team behind the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute’s (ANI) Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona to connect JASH members back to nature in a two-part Zoom workshop series: Edible World. Join Julie Rogers, Jeff Fuchs, and Liana Macdonald-Kainoa in an exploration of the nutritional and social importance of FOOD. SAVE YOUR SPOT for both virtual workshops by REGISTERING TODAY! All ages are welcome!!
Edible World: Nature that Connects Us Saturday, October 9, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting
The first workshop Edible World: Nature that Connects Us will introduce you to the people, place, and history of the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute, complete with an exclusive tour of their māla garden. In the second half of the program, expert Jeff Fuchs will lead an INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION on tea and explore how the beverage has connected people across social and geographical boundaries.
Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us Saturday, November 13, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting
SAVE THE DATE for the second workshop Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us on November 13. You do NOT need to attend the October program to join us in November; everyone is welcome! More details on this program are coming soon. To learn more about ANI, visit their website by clicking here. Their team is passionate about connecting people of all ages back to the 'āina, and they host a number of programs at Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you and your keiki at these interactive family-friendly workshops!