ʻĀINA In Schools

Hawaiian Harvest

Fresh Choice Hawaiian Harvest celebrates the diverse, nutritious, and delicious bounty of produce grown in Hawai‘i, encouraging children and their families to eat more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The Fresh Choice Hawaiian Harvest Toolkit can be used as an educational resource for all types of school snack programs to introduce students to local produce items grown by Hawai‘i’s farmers. Toolkit materials include a poster, information sheets, family newsletters, and a cafeteria preparation guide that highlights specialty crops grown in Hawaiʻi. Toolkits were produced espcially for schools participating in the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program, but will be a valuable resource to any Hawaiʻi school snack program.

Funding for the Fresh Choice Hawaiian Harvest program was provided by the Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.

Featured Crops Include:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cantaloupe & Honeydew
  • Cucumber
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Green Beans
  • Guava
  • Kalo
  • Lilikoʻi (Passionfruit)
  • Lychee & Rambutan
  • Maiʻa (Banana)
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine
  • Tomato
  • ʻUala (Sweet Potato)
  • ʻUlu (Breadfruit)
  • Watercress
  • Watermelon

Download the toolkit on our Hawaiian Harvest resources page.

Using the kit with a school snack program? Contribute to our growing database of knowledge about using Hawaiʻi-grown food in school snacks by sharing your feedback and information about the snacks you serve via our short survey.

For more information, contact the ʻĀINA In Schools program staff.