We recently shared a behind-the-scenes look at the care we take in washing our greens at Fork & Salad, in light of the Department of Health’s updated guidelines.
Well, we’re definitely not the only ones dedicated to food safety here on Maui, and invite you along on a virtual trip to Waipoli Hydroponic Greens in our video. As one of our largest suppliers, Waipoli has been “food-safety certified” for years. So what does that mean?? It means a lot, as you’ll see.
From meticulous cleaning, pest control measures and record-keeping to organized tracking of every case of greens that leaves the farm, we couldn’t ask for a more professional partner in our mission to support local, safe, healthy produce. Waipoli’s founders also have an extensive background in food science, agronomy and microbiology, with connections to the University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources that span decades. Learn more about their methods and operations in our original Waipoli video, part of our Know Your Farmers series in the Farms section.
Scott Enright, director of the state Department of Agriculture, says this about Rat Lungworm Disease in this article from April 22, 2017.
“We’ve never been able to confirm a case of Rat Lungworm coming from commercial agriculture,” he explains.
We hope this video helps you to understand how much we ALL, from grower to supplier to restaurant, care about the ingredients we provide to you. We want to ensure that our local produce is associated with quality, nutrition and responsible farming. Join Chef Travis and Chef Jaron on this fascinating tour to Waipoli Greens, and know how much we appreciate your continued support. #EatLocalEatHealthy #EducationAwarenessKnowledge