During this challenging time of pandemic, it is more important than ever to localize our food supply.
Many communities are experiencing supply-chain disruption. For both food, and otherwise.
Almost overnight, restaurants, hotels, and (some) farmer’s markets have ceased operation - leaving many farmers, ranchers, fisherman, cooks, bakers, and artisans without a market for their product.
While some shelves may be empty in big box-stores, I assure you that you will find abundance within your community.
Shifting from a paradigm of consumerism fueled by an extractive, global supply chain to one of localization, regeneration and food sovereignty can be a real solution for creating resilience within our local communities.
Aaron & I are taking great care to purchase groceries from directly within our community food hub.
Here are a few resources for where to buy local in the Kohala region, Hawai’i:
Sundog Bread: Bulk organic flours for sale. Naturally leavened sourdough bread & wood-fired pizza coming soon.
Kulina Lani Bakery: Organic sourdough & baked goods.
Paradise Pasture offers eggs from pastured hens that eat a natural diet of, “green grass & bugs, organic feed (free from corn or soy), kelp/algae, bokashi, & natural calcium. Whole roasting chickens occasionally available. Find them at the Waimea Midweek & Kohala Grown Markets.
Fruit & Vegetables:
Waimea Midweek Farmers Market. Wednesdays 9am-1pm.
Kekala farm stand Tuesdays 2pm-5pm & Saturdays 8am- 12pm.
Honopua Farm stand Tuesday 1pm-5pm & Saturdays 8am-11am. Address: 64-693 Ainahua Alanui, Waimea
Kohala Food Hub: Weekly CSA Box. Order online Fri-Mon & pick-up on Wednesdays.
Kohala Grown Market: featuring local fruits, veggies, eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, artisanal products, smoothies & deli items to-go:
Keahou Farmers Market: Order online.
Island-wide pick up available:
Fresh, local seafood:
Hale I'a Da Fish House in Kawaihae: Phone orders & curb-side pick-up: (808) 882-1052
Ethical & Sustainable Meat:
Pu'u O Kumau Ranch Grass-fed beef Co-Op: Regenerative & ethical ranching. Limited availability via member's cooperative share program to ensure sustainability.
Double-D Ranch family-owned & operated ranch offering beef, lamb, goat & pork direct to buyer.
Waimea Butcher Shop practices whole-animal butchery and sells 100% Hawai'i Island raised beef, pork, lamb, poultry. Knowledgeable staff & full-service butcher. Plus eggs, broth, BBQ, deli & local items.
We encourage you to create a list of independent, organic farmers, ranchers, fishermen, bakeries, cooks, and artisans that you can purchase goods and services from directly.
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