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.
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.
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.
The Maui County Farm Bureau believes in strength in numbers and is looking for Maui County farmers, ranchers, and friends of agriculture who want to join MCFB. Download your new membership drive brochure and learn more about membership benefits 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.
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.
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.
The USDA is seeking public- and private-sector input on ready-to-go innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed in US agriculture. They are currently accepting public comments through November 9th.
The County of Maui’s OED has partnered with CNHA and the C&C of Honolulu to support Pop-up Makeke, a free centralized online marketplace for customers to gain easy access to local products. Qualified vendors can send their product inventory to CNHA to market, sell, package, and ship items through popupmakeke.com. In addition, four TV shows filmed on Maui in October and December will feature Maui County products, and the Pop-Up Makeke team will market products on a weekly TV show through KHNL and Facebook Live.
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.
Commercial Spouts and Microgreens Operation for Sale on Kauai
Rainbow Garden Kauai, a large commercial sprouts and microgreens operation is for sale in the Wailua Homesteads area. The business maintains a loyal customer base, strong brand value, and shelf space in most major Kauai supermarkets. Employees have been with the company for a long time and will work with the new owners. The 3.9 acre property with a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is included.
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!
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.
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!
HFUU is looking for farmers that want to sell to food hubs and increase production. HFUU recently assembled a task force to support agricultural communities by aggregating and sorting food into CSA boxes in food hubs and commercial kitchens. They also hope to partner with chefs, caterers, and other prepared foods businesses.
COVID-19 has caused coffee sales to slow or halt for many businesses. SHAC has been in conversation with the USDA to facilitate purchases of Hawaiian-grown products for government use. If you have roasted coffee that you would like to make eligible for USDA purchase, please contact SHAC.
Kauai Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The Kauai Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low income seniors with eligible produce while supporting local farmers. The SFMNP accepts produce that is at least 55% locally grown. The SFMNP started on April 1 but farmers are able to apply past this date.