WELCOME TO KOHALA FOOD HUB!
Kohala Food Hub is an aggregator, distributor, and online marketplace of tasty locally grown and produced food. Our farmers are working together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food in the Kohala area and beyond. Our market also serves the Kohala Farm to School program, where our local cafeterias are able to buy local fresh fruits and veggies from local folks.
Our marketplace brings fresh, healthy, locally grown and produced food to you, the buyer, on a weekly basis.
Ordering from Kohala Food Hub helps to build and support our farming community, economy, and regenerative agriculture practices that preserve the 'aina.
Our aim in the coming weeks is to be a resource for the community to continue accessing local food while our Hawi Farmers Market is closed. Our Farmers are increasing their online offerings and we continue to make food safety and sanitation practices our highest priority.
Kupuna Care: We are beginning to create weekly produce subscription boxes for local kupuna, our elders, which will be delivered to their homes by volunteers taking the utmost health and safety precautions. These boxes are a $20 value (offered at sliding-scale) and made up of contributions from several local producers. We are accepting sponsorships on the product page for the community to help provide boxes for elders who are not able to pay. Sign up or request more information on this form.
Delivery: We will begin offering home delivery of your orders the week of Wednesday, March 25th, 2020. We appreciate your patience as we create this new process in the safest way.
Volunteers needed: As our orders increase and we work on expanding our community offerings, please consider contacting us to help with our community food access efforts.
Visit our Product List page to see what is available. We're growing and so is our product list. Check the website weekly for new items.
SIGN-UP IS FREE. You are welcome to browse the market selection without an account at any time.
LOCAL FARMERS AND PRODUCERS! Register as a Producer and let us know what you are interested in selling through the Market. Our market manager will be in touch for approval and to connect with you about our policies and food safety requirements. When you are approved, sign in by clicking the "Producer Login" link on the footer of this page.
CUSTOMERS! If you're ready, Register as a Customer here. We are happy to schedule appointments if you require help getting signed up and using the site.
Shopping on the online market is open from Friday afternoon at 3 pm to Monday evenings at 11 pm.
Shopping is closed Tuesday through Friday. During this time, Farmers will be harvesting your orders and preparing for the next week’s offerings.
Pickups & Delivery Schedule:
Producer Deliveries: At Kohala Food Hub at Kohala Wishing Well (55-230 Ho’ea Rd, Hawi, HI)
Produce Receiving – Tuesdays 7 am - 2 pm weekly
Producers, please note: our admin must “approve” your account in order for you to begin posting produce. We aim to respond to your request promptly.
We visit all of our farms and producers so we can be on the same page about KFH policies, food safety requirements, as well as to help you get started.
Customer Pick-ups - At Kohala Food Hub at Kohala Wishing Well (55-230 Ho’ea Rd, Hawi, HI)
Wednesdays from 12:30 - 5:30 pm
KFH will offer limited local delivery Wednesday mornings. We appreciate your patience as we incorporate this function into our operations. Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Options: Cash, Credit/Debit Cards, Check, Same Canoe Coupons, EBT.
Credit Cards: We highly encourage you to pay with cards at this time to help us minimize person to person contact. We do not charge your card until we have your box packed Tuesday afternoon. To use your card, simply add and save your card details in your customer info page. Please make sure your address is the same as your card's billing address.
For home delivery, please also put your home address in the Order Notes
EBT booth will be available at pick up, Wednesdays 12:30 - 5:30 pm. To use EBT you must choose 'Kohala Food Hub Pickup' as your selected location.
If you choose to pay at pick-up with cash, please select “Pay on Invoice” when checking out. This will allow you to pay upon delivery.
Kohala Food Hub is a long-standing dream of multiple community organizations, individuals, funders, and legislative stakeholders to create a community food aggregation site in Kohala.
Increasing production and community infrastructure has never been more important. Through generous investments by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and the State of Hawaii we have been able to revitalize a local facility at Kohala Wishing Well in Hawi.
KFH was developed by HIP Agriculture to address multiple needs within our community and the State of Hawaii. We noticed that many farmers in our community, including ourselves, lacked access to cold storage. This limited our ability to aggregate and store produce, which is a vital element for farmers to access new markets and increase production. The food hub offers cold and freezer storage access and a wash pack facility for small local food producers.
The ultimate goal of the food hub is to increase the amount of local food grown, aggregated, and distributed to our community members and institutions. In turn, this helps farmers gain access to new markets, increasing their income and long-term sustainability.