Malama Kauai currently offers produce bags and bread for purchase as part of their CSA model, and if looking to add proteins and value added products soon. If you are a value-added product maker and are interested in participating, fill out the following form.
USDA Urban Agriculture Advisory Committee Member Search
The USDA is seeking members for a new advisory committee on urban agriculture. The 12-person committee, composed of agricultural producers, extension program representatives, nonprofit organizations, financing entities, and other stakeholders, will advise the Secretary of Agriculture on policy development and outreach relating to urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural production practices as well as identify barriers to urban agriculture. Any interested person or organization may nominate themselves or other qualified individuals for membership.
The HFB will be purchasing locally grown food to provide to communities in need. Neighbor island produce and proteins may participate if purchased from an Oahu based distributor. HFB needs information on products that are available immediately, so please fill out this form if interested!
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has launched Hawaiiverse to support local businesses through compiling coupons and giveaways offered by local businesses. It is a free platform for both businesses and users, and all businesses and nonprofits statewide can participate. To sign up, click here. To view the site, click here.
Foodland hopes to support local farmers by purchasing the supply of food produced until the demand resumes and/or by facilitating food distribution. The goal is to minimize the need to import food. Complete the following form to inquire about sales opportunities.
Da Box is a community supported agriculture program that purchases local produce to sell to customers island-wide. Da Box is not currently accepting new customer sign-ups but interested customers may call to be placed on a wait list.
The Farm to Food Program is sponsored by the City & County of Honolulu to help provide free meals to Oahu residents in need while supplying farmers and ranchers with new markets for their locally grown produce and proteins. If you are interested in selling your locally grown product to the Farm to Food program, fill out the form below.
Maui Hub is a nonprofit community-based organization that provides local fresh affordable produce to low income residents, food banks, and community kitchens. Producers deliver their products on Thursdays with an invoice of their goods and will be paid on the spot. To learn more about the program and eligible produce, click here.
The C&C of Honolulu’s Office of Economic Revitalization is launching a Get Back on the Wave campaign to help consumers feel more confident shopping, dining, and doing everyday activities. To be included on this directory, Oahu businesses are invited to let customers know about their safety practices through a short educational safety assessment. All businesses that participate will receive a package of free PPE and a Back on the Wave sign.
WUSATA, an organization that aims to increase US exports by connecting agribusinesses to the world, is offering free hour-long sessions for businesses to learn more about their Global Connect, FundMatch, and Export Education programs. This is a great opportunity for businesses looking to export their products internationally.
Register Your Products with Hawaii Agriculture & Food Products
HDOA maintains a list of Hawaii vendors and products. If any purchase inquiries come their way, HDOA directs interested buyers to this directory. Mana Up, a company that supports products rooted in Hawaii, uses HDOA’s site to source the ingredients that they need, so if you are looking for buyers for your agricultural products, make sure to register your products on the website. Click here to see ingredients that some companies said they wish they could source in Hawaii!
Hawaii Farm Bureau offers drive-thru farmers markets in order to provide fresh, locally-grown produce to customers while supporting hard-working farmers. Customers can order produce online and pick it up at Blaisdell or Windward Mall. While some farmers’ markets are closed, there is still an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to sell directly to consumers.
The Farm Product Purchase Program purchases produce and meats from commercial farmers and livestock producers to distribute to families in need through The Food Basket and other channels. HFB membership is not required to participate. Value added products are not eligible for the Farm Product Purchase Program at this time. If interested in applying, fill out the application here and email HFB.
Farm Link Hawaii is an online marketplace and distribution service to sell local produce, meat, and processed foods. They have one 16-ft refrigerated delivery van and cold storage remote hubs in Hale‘iwa, Ka‘a‘awa, Waimānalo, and Waianae.
Virtual Buyer Meetings: SE Asia provides opportunities for companies to meet one-on-one with importers/distributors and retailers from Southeast Asia interested in U.S. food products. This opportunity will allow companies to gather current market intelligence, consumer preference, and trend information, as well as evaluate how their product fits into the marketplace and competitive landscape. Meetings will be held on March 23-25 between 4-6 pm.
Waimea Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 pm is accepting new vendors. Booths are free. The Waimea Farmers Market is the only market on island accepting SNAP/EBT and Da Bus Double Up Food Bucks. If interested, email Fanny at email@example.com.
Hilo Country Farm Bureau invites producers to participate in their new East Hawaii Farm-to-Car Program. Consumers will be able to shop for local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and value added products online, and pick up their order at a drive-thru market at the Puna Hongwanji Mission in Kea’au. Interested food producers should fill out this short form.
In partnership with the C&C of Honolulu, the Hawaii Farm Bureau is excited to reopen their Farm to Car program! The store opens online every Sunday at noon, and after receiving 300 orders, will close by Wednesday. Customers can pickup their orders on Saturdays from 9am - noon. To register as a producer, click here.
Malama Virtual Farmers Market provides free deliveries of local produce and products. Customers can shop 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and can purchase produce, baked goods, chocolate, meat and seafood.
The USDA and AMS purchases a variety of domestically produced and processed commodity food products from approved USDA vendors. To learn more, click here. For instructions on how to become an approved vendor, click here.
Good Clean Food Hawaii provides island wide production and distribution of Meal Prep services, which includes but is not limited to sourcing, prepping, cooking, packing, delivering/logistics, and cusomter servicing. They offer contactless door-to-door meal prep delivery. They own a full size, certified kitchen in Kailua and two refrigerated delivery vans.