(BIVN) – Puna could be getting a new space for a locally grown food.
Bill 100, introduced by councilmember Jen Ruggles, designates the new Pahoa District Park as a location for a farmers market. The bill was given a positive recommendation by the Hawaii County Council Committee on Public Works and Parks and Recreation on Wednesday during a meeting in Hilo.
In order for a park to host a farmers market, it must first be added to the Farmers Market Facility Schedule. Pahoa has been missing a farmers market since the January 2017 fire that destroyed the Akebono Theater and Luquin’s restaurant. The move to bring the market back will enhance sustainable agriculture objectives, encourage farm-to table opportunities, and provide greater use of County parks and facilities by the public, supporters say.