Home on the Web

By Richard Borreca

Friday, May 28, 1999

Isle company uses ’Net
to spread ‘Poi to the World’

As Hawaii's summer heats up, the rainfall slacks and streams dry up. While rainless days are good for tourists, they are miserable for farmers looking for a crop.

Nowhere is that more vital than for farmers, who grow their taro in water-filled fields, and poi producers.

Times with sun can be times without poi.

So when summer comes, it is time to find an alternate source of poi. Try the Internet.

With the motto "Poi to the World" the Poi Co. in Kalihi is ready to fling a few sacks of poi anywhere you want. They claim they can get it to the West Coast overnight. Go to to get your fill.

"Home on the Web" is a weekly Friday feature of the Star-Bulletin.
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