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(Tues., Aug. 30, 2011)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today announced that Wednesday will mark the two-year anniversary of the Honolulu Farmers' Market at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. The anniversary will coincide with the City's fifth annual Ag in the City event, which showcases Oahu's agricultural industry with informative displays and demonstrations. 

"It's very important to support local agriculture," Carlisle said. "The farmers' market provides great bargains for residents and visitors while helping our community become more sustainable. And Ag in the City helps everyone learn about this important industry."

Kanu Hawaii, a nonprofit organization, will launch its third Eat Local Challenge at the Ag in the City event. There will be booths featuring chefs and farmers, creating dishes made with fresh local produce and proteins. Mayor Carlisle will make a special announcement about his participation in Eat Local 2011.

The events will be held together on Wednesday, August 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the King Street and Ward Avenue corner of the Blaisdell Center 

            The Honolulu Farmers' Market continues every Wednesday, featuring fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, delicious food, orchids and other plants, tropical cut flowers, fresh breads and much more.

            The Honolulu Farmers' Market and Ag in the City events are sponsored by Mayor Carlisle, the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, the Department of Enterprise Services, and the Oahu Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. 


Media contact:  Mark Scalzone, Mayor's Office, 768-3893