Producer Highlight: Kokoleka Puna LLC

Meet our Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car producer, Kokoleka Puna LLC! Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car is an online farmer’s market with weekly curbside pickup where customers can purchase local produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and value-added products. Learn More. About:  Aloha, we are Sonja & Alex, the owners and chocolate makers of Kokoleka Puna LLC. We handcraft Hawaiian Chocolates … Read more

Hoʻōla Farms Adds DA BUX SNAP Incentive to Hawai`i Farm-to-Car Market | Media Release

Hoʻōla Farms joins The Food Basket Inc.’s list of DA BUX food hub retailers on Hawaiʻi Island to offer a 50% discount on qualifying SNAP purchases.  [HILO, HAWAII, February 28, 2023] — Increasing access to fresh local produce is one of the best ways to combat food insecurity, and Hoʻōla Farms is proud to announce … Read more

Month of the Military Caregiver

Month of the Military Caregiver May is the Month of the Military Caregiver, a time to honor and recognize the incredible sacrifices and dedication of the caregivers of our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members and Veterans. Here are a few statistics of military caregivers in the US from The RAND Corporation: 5.5 Million … Read more

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Resilience Hubs

Vibrant Hawaiʻi Resilience Hubs We are excited to highlight our partnership with Vibrant Hawaiʻi and to be a part of the Vibrant Hawaiʻi network of Resilience Hubs, an island-wide network of over 40 community leaders! Vibrant Hawaiʻi is a growing community that commits to individual and collective ʻauamo kuleana to increase equitable opportunities to build … Read more

Hawai’i Farm-to-Car Now Accepting DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks

We are excited to announce that Hawai’i Farm-to-Car is officially a participating food hub for DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks! Bring home more local fruit and vegetables and receive an automatic 50% discount when you pay with SNAP. Here is how it works: 1. Shop When you shop Hawai’i Farm-to-Car, click the item to … Read more

Hoʻōla Farms Awarded USDA Grant | Media Release

HOʻŌLA FARMS AWARDED USDA GRANT TO SUPPORT VETERAN FARMERS AND PRODUCERS ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND IN DEVELOPING AGRIBUSINESS Hoʻōla Farms has received a 3-year grant to fund their ‘Groundwork to Grow: Agribusiness’ pilot program. [HILO, HAWAII, November 21, 2022] The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four (4) awardees … Read more

AgVet Scholarship Graduate Receives a Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Grant

Congratulations AgVet scholarship graduate Maricar Souza and her business TLC Tasty Local Creations on receiving a Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund grant from the Farmer Veteran Coalition! Funding for this program is made possible by USDA/NIFA Sec. 760 pf H.R. 244, Sec. 760 of Consolidated Approp. Act of 2017, Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans (AGVETS). … Read more