In Hawai‘i, we import an estimated 85 to 90 percent of our food today, whereas just a few centuries ago our islands were completely self-sufficient. Our heavy dependence on imports makes us vulnerable to shipping disruptions that could result from environmental, economic, or political upheaval. Food system professionals John Cadman of Pono Pies and Kristin Albrecht of the Hawai‘i Food Basket explain why establishing a resilient agricultural system is essential to the well-being of our islands, and discuss the importance of ‘ulu to our local food system.