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Free veggies prompt kids to cook

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Students receive fresh produce in their Local Inside bag.

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    Chef Darryl Shinogi from Roy’s Ko Olina uses ingredients from the Local Inside bag to make ceviche.

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    Chef Darryl Shinogi showed students how to turn local produce into a delicious dish during the Kids Cooking Local culinary education program. The students included Sayrahlynn Barnayha, 12, left, Shirnelle Jimenez, 12, Saianne Williams, 13, Hayle McCumsey, 13, and Sophia Eli, 13.

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    Chazelle Ke-a, 12, a student in the After-School All-Stars program at Waianae Intermediate School, inquires about the local lemon in the ceviche she enjoyed. Chazelle and other students receive a free bag of local produce twice monthly.

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    Students Maiya Rodriguez, 12, left, Dacie Salcedo, 12, Chazelle Kea, 12, try the ceviche. They’ll each take home a bag of free produce from the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation so they can try the dish at home.

Lucky middle-school students in Waianae and Palolo are taking home free bags of fresh local produce — plus lessons on how to cook them — through a Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation pilot program, Kids Cooking Local. Read more

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