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Localization: finding nourishment

During this challenging time of pandemic, it is more important than ever to localize our food supply.

Organic, heirloom breed eggs from a neighbor.

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:

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.

Please share any additional resources in the comments below:

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