Momentary panic gripped tightly when your columnist did not see Kanemitsu Bakery & Restaurant of Molokai among the exhibitors for the 2010 Made in Hawaii Festival—especially since the exhibitor registration deadline is Monday.
This August's three-day event will be the 15th annual showcase of Hawaii-made and Hawaii-manufactured foods, food products, clothing, jewelry and so much more—how could it possibly be the same without the Kanemitsu crew?
"We go every year. … I'm one of the pioneers there. Us and Maui Jelly, we're the oldest people there," said manager Blossom Poepoe, assuring that the company would bring its famous bread and lavash varieties again this year.
"The past two years we sold out so early, it was embarrassing," she said. Capacity is limited on the cargo plane, so "I can't take any more than what I take." She also doesn't want to sell old product, she said.
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