About the Author
The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF)was organized in 1948 by a group of Windward Oahu farmers. Formally incorporated in 1950, HFBF today consists of 1,600 member families in 11 county chapters throughout the state of Hawaii. HFBF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to analyzing the problems affecting farming families and formulating action to ensure the future of agriculture and promoting the well-being of farming and the State's economy.
Editors Joan Namkoong and Hayley Matson-Mathes are members of Les Dames d'Escoffier, a worldwide society of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. Both are noted Hawaii food writers.