Big Island Farm Fresh Foods

Here’s a bit from their website: “Big Island Farm Fresh Foods provides local farm fresh produce to working professionals and residents of Hilo and Kona who want to eat healthy and support local Big Island farmers. We at Big Island Farm Fresh Foods believe that everyone should have the opportunity to eat local fruits, vegetables [ read more ]

Hamakua Springs Country Farms

Hamakua Springs Country Farm is a multigenerational farm operated by the Ha family. They started out as a chicken farm back in the day.   Since then they’ve transformed numerous time – bananas, tomatoes, and now a energy efficient and community building model for farming. We’re including a bit about their farm from their fantastic [ read more ]

Kinoole Farmers Market

Here’s a description of this farmers market from their website: “Hilo, Hamakua, and Kohala Farm Bureaus and the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) are the sponsor of open farmers’ markets for Hawaii grown and produced food products. The principal goal of HFBF Farmers’ Markets is to support agriculture in Hawaii by providing a venue for [ read more ]

Waimea Town Market

Here’s a description of this market from their website: “The Waimea Town Market, held every Saturday in the Parker School yard, opened in September, 2008 with nine vendors. The Market has continued to grow over the last three years and is now home to over 30 vendors and showcases a wide diversity of products. Offering [ read more ]

La‘iku Organic Farm

Here’s a description from the farmer Debra Ward of  La’iku: “La`iku (Peaceful) Organic Farm is located on the slopes of Mauna Loa, on the windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii. At 900 feet elevation, with 120-140 inches of rain annually, we can grow over 100 different tropical and subtropical fruits in the volcanic [ read more ]

Hester Farms

Operated by Ellis and Sokha Hester, Hester Farm is comprised of 200 acres, about 30 fertile and workable, located 1,500 feet above the Pahala area. They are not certified organic, but come from organic farming background and practice organic techniques – using only macadamia nut husks and other natural material for composting, no spray chemicals of [ read more ]

Waimea Homestead Farmers Market

Their website has great pics and this wonderful description: “Five Hawaiian homestead families with the help and guidance of UH Cooperative Extension agent, Andrew Kawabata, started the farmers market held Saturday mornings in Waimea at Kuhio Hale in 1992. Hartwell “Ollie” Olsen, Bernice Berdon, Tommy Aiona. Blanche Kaniho Batchelder, Marie McDonald, and their families put [ read more ]

Volcano Farmers’ Market

Amazing farmers market in lush Volcano Village. Farmers from Volcano, Naahehu, Hilo bring their fresh veggies, fruit, herbs. Food artisans and chefs sourcing local ingredients.  Worth waking up early for. Here’s info from their website: “Our Farmers’ Market is every Sunday … GREAT LOCAL FOOD, CRAFTS, & VENDORS: New hours: Come early – Stay later, [ read more ]

Hawaii Grown Macadamia Nut Farm

Ingrid Hisatake helps her father, John Peterson, run their family macadamia nut farm in Pahoa on Hawaii Island. Here’s a description of their farm by Ingrid: “Our orchard (located in the town of Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawaii) spans forty-four acres and is home to more than 4,000 macadamia nut trees, Hawaii Grown [ read more ]

Honopua Farm

Ken and Roen Hufford have been tending their 10 acre farm in the Puukapu Farm Lots in Waimea for over 20 years. [ read more ]