E ‘ai kākou! We invite you to join us in supporting local farmers, fishers, food makers, restaurants, and others tied to Hawai‘i’s food system. There are many ways you can “eat local,” but what does that really mean? Find out how by browsing the resources below to find a list of food hubs, CSAs and recipes to try with your ‘ohana.
Locally sourced food: Food grown, raised and harvested entirely in Hawai‘i or produced within the state.
Food hub: A food hub is a centrally located facility that aggregates, stores, processes, distributes, or markets locally produced food.
CSA: Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a system in which a farm is supported by local consumers who purchase a subscription of the harvest of the farm's output which they receive periodically throughout the growing season.
Buy Local It Matters – Seasonality Chart
Discover when locally-grown fruits and veggies are in season
Learn more about food hubs, CSAs, and farmers markets near you, where you can find locally made products. New food hubs and ag supportive organizations are starting all the time. You can find a more comprehensive list with Edible Hawaiian Islands Hawai‘i Farm Guide and with the Hawaii Farmers Market Association.
Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative – KS Tenant
A farmer-owned business working to revitalize ‘ulu (breadfruit) as a viable crop and dietary staple by empowering farmers as change-makers in Hawai‘i’s food system. Online ordering available to ship to your home or for local pickup on Hawai‘i Island.
House of Mana Up
At House of Mana Up, we highlight a strong community of local Hawai‘i product brands. Shop food, fashion, home, beauty, and art Hawai‘i products that not only highlight the incredible ingredients grown and cultures found in the Hawaiian islands, but also foster our local community with high-quality jobs, agricultural sustainability, and a regenerative culture of entrepreneurship.
American Heart Association Hawai‘i
Ending heart disease and stroke by through healthy, local recipes.
Blue Zones Project Hawai‘i
Featuring locally-inspired, plant-based recipes.
Providing locally-inspired recipes and free cooking demonstrations.
Hawai‘i ʻUlu Cooperative
Tested breadfruit recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts.
Hawai‘i Farmers Market Association
Hawai‘i recipes featuring locally produced items.
Traditional favorite recipes from the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.
Find recipes highlighting indigenous crops submitted by community members from the Civil Beat Recipe Challenge.
Hawai‘i Farm Trails – Connected to KS Tenant
Connecting Hawai‘i’s agriculture landscape through farmers’ markets, CSAs and agricultural tours.
Love Big Island List of Hawai‘i Island Farm Tours
Curated lists of Hawai‘i Island’s most popular farms and agricultural tours.
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