Limu (Hawaiian seaweed) is an important part of the native Hawaiian diet. Not only does it provide dense nutrition; it provides salt and other micro-minerals that give food flavor. It was one of the few foods that Hawaiian women could eat, which led to something of a healthy obsession.
And this weekend on Saturday, November 5, you can learn all about limu firsthand at the 3rd Annual Hana Limu Festival. There will be talk story sessions with kupuna (elders), a chance to learn how to identify limu varieties (making your snorkel trips that much more interesting), and, of course, samples. You can also learn how to plant and cook limu, listen to live music, and enjoy all that the lovely Hana community has to offer. If you’re wending your way out to Hana this weekend, stop by in Hana Bay from 10am-3:30pm. This is one of those very special events that you just won’t experience anywhere else but here.
Hana Limu Festival, Free. Hana Bay, Hana, 10:30am-3:30pm, 808-269-2514