Eat Localicious in March and support sustainability in our islands

Support local farmers by ordering a Localicious dish at participating restaurants

Sponsored by Hawaii Agricultural Foundation 

It’s March, and that means it’s time to eat Localicious! Localicious Hawai’i is a month-long public awareness campaign of the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation (HAF) that runs annually.

In its seventh year, the Localicious campaign promotes restaurants that use locally-sourced ingredients and raise funds for HAF’s K-12 agricultural education in Hawaiʻi public schools. Customers are encouraged to visit a Localicious restaurant and order the Localicious dish during the month of March. Each time a Localicious dish is ordered, the restaurant makes a contribution to HAF’s K-12 ag education programs. These programs play an important part in planting seeds of interest in our keiki for an ag-related career, which is needed to help increase local food production and safeguard the sustainability of our islands. 

“The shocking reality is that we currently import about 90 percent of our food,” says Denise Yamaguchi, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation. “The goal of the Localicious campaign is to help increase local food production by promoting restaurants that utilize local ingredients. When you choose to dine at a Localicious restaurant and order the Localicious dish, you are showing your support to the hardworking local farmers, ranchers and fishermen that grow our food and are helping to create a more sustainable future for Hawaiʻi.”

Localicious has become Hawaiʻi’s largest restaurant initiative with 229 participating restaurants this year. Since its launch in 2014, the campaign has raised over $300,000 for ag education.

New to this year’s campaign is a chance to win big with the #EATLOCALICIOUS2020 Instagram competition. Diners can enter to win a grand prize of a two-night stay on Hawai’i Island and enjoy a private tour of the new Kona Brewing Company brewing facility, with 2-nights hotel accommodation and roundtrip airfare for the winner and one guest. To enter to win, customers simply snap a photo of their Localicious dish, post it with the hashtag #EATLocalicious2020, tag the restaurant, and “like” the @HiAgFdn and @LocaliciousHi accounts on Instagram. Each post counts as one entry. The competition ends on March 31. 

For more information: LocaliciousHawaii.com, or on Facebook and Instagram: @LocaliciousHI