Kohala Food Hub

Kohala Food Hub - Local Agriculture Champion in North Kohala, Hawaiʻi

Kohala Food Hub is more than a distributor of locally grown food in North Kohala. It's a mission-based project founded and incubated by the Hawaiʻi Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Ag), focused on food security and support for local farmers. From boosting local production to serving vulnerable populations with free, locally grown produce, KFH is dedicated to fostering community, local economy, and sustainable agriculture in Hawi.
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About Kohala Food Hub

Kohala Food Hub (KFH) is an aggregator, distributor, marketer and online marketplace of locally grown and produced food in North Kohala. KFH is a mission-based project focused on contributing to North Kohala’s food security by supporting local farmers to increase food production, supporting local food businesses by increasing their access to markets, connecting consumers in Kohala and its surrounding areas with healthy locally grown food, and serving vulnerable populations in our community with free locally grown produce via grant funds and partnerships with other local organizations and agencies.

In addition to KFH’s online market, CSA program, free community food program, wholesale accounts, ‘ulu aggregation activities, and service of Kaukau for Keiki and other seasonal feeding programs, KFH will be launching a mobile market project in 2024 to further increase community access to fresh, nutrient dense food and a value-added product line to further increase its support of local farmers. KFH helps build and support our farming community, rural economy, and regenerative agricultural practices that preserve the land and our natural environment for generations to come. It is located in Hawi.

Kohala Food Hub Highlights
  • Distributes 430+ fresh local produce bags/month via online orders & CSA subscriptions
  • Launched to service the Hawai’i Farm to School pilot program, with 3 schools and 31 farmers
  • Aggregated 4,000+ pounds of ‘Ulu from Kohala growers for HUC in 2021

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