'Ai Pohaku – The Stone Eaters is a community-based economic endeavor that continues to nurture and grow our 'aina connection through the cultivation, gathering and production of real food. We are on the path to creating “livelihood” for our community and our island nation. With a strong foundation of the tradition of ku'i kalo (hand pounding kalo into pa‘i‘ai and poi), we have spent a good part of the last 10 years learning about kiawe as a food for our people. Even though kiawe has been in the islands for almost 200 years, this ancient food is brand new for almost all of Hawai'i’s people.
We are the sole producers of kiawe bean pod flour in the Hawaiian islands. We became certified by the Hawai'i Department of Health in July 2013 to produce Wai'anae Gold Kiawe Bean Pod Flour for public consumption.
Find more information and recipes at www.waianaegold.com and the Wai`anae Gold Facebook page
Locally owned, community engaged, `Aina based. Roots in the kui kalo revival and hands-on cultural and academic skill building programs in our local schools.