A wellness fair this weekend brings together, in one place, the latest health information and access to various community agencies in town that are helpful resources for our seniors as well as their children or those who are caregivers. First Hawaiian Bank’s 21st Annual PrimeTime Wellness Fair is this Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
Admission is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank and co-sponsored by Kuakini Health System, HMSA and the City & County Honolulu Parks & Recreation. “We believe that being healthy both physically and financially is something that is good for all of us at any age,” explained Ed Char, vice president at First Hawaiian Bank.
Aloun Farms will have a Farmers Market set up at the Wellness Fair and attendees will be able to purchase produce. They will also be doing a cooking demonstration on Thursday March 5 at 11:30 a.m.
Since we’re still in the winter/spring season Hawaii farmers are growing a lot of leafy greens (romaine, butter lettuce, green leaf, won bok, pak choy, kai choy). Citrus fruits are in season as well, including local oranges, tangerines, pomelos. Sweet Ewa onions are in season until July. In late April-May Aloun Farms will reintroduce Ewa sweet melons.
Today on Wake Up 2day, Mike Moefu, community outreach & marketing safety director at Aloun Farms, gave us tips on picking the best fruits and vegetables at the store. “Look for local produce because they have a longer shelf life due to the shorter distance traveled. It would have stayed on the vine longer allowing it to fully ripen and has kept most of its nutrients. Also, by shopping local, you’re supporting local agriculture. Always go to the produce aisle last when shopping for food and consider other errands you have to run after shopping for food.”
To learn more about this event, call (808) 844-4444 for more information or visit www.FHB.com.