Farmer’s Markets in our Public Parks

Aloha e Kakou,

Councilmember Jen Ruggles will be taking testimony on Bill 47, a proposed Bill that would expand Farmer’s Markets to our Public Parks around the Island, including Pahoa’s new park. Currently only Kailua-Kona, Waimea and Honoka’a parks are allowed to have farmer’s markets. This needs to be expanded to include most all of our Parks. This allows locally grown produce to be sold locally within our communities.

Bill 47 was introduced by County Council Chair Valerie Poindexter and Seconded by Vice-Chair Karen Eoff.

We ask that you take a couple of minutes and support this very important Bill 47. You may write a simple letter of support to: Counciltestimony

Time is of the essence. All testimony must be submitted by July 5th. Following is the Agenda for the Parks and Rec Committee chaired by Jen Ruggles. https://docs.google.com/gview?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhawaiicounty.granicus.com%2FDocumentViewer.php%3Ffile%3Dhawaiicounty_f34c9e9d3be49c60cb4bb8a29eec36f9.pdf%26view%3D1&embedded=true

Mahalo for your consideration.

Mark Hinshaw

Chair

Pahoa Regional Town Center Planning Committee

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