Hawaii Rise Foundation has partnered with OK Farms and the County of Hawai’i to provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes to the Kūpuna in various Hawaiʻi Island Communities. Our boxes are filled with a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and starches, all grown locally here in Hawaiʻi.
We listened to the needs of our most vulnerable Hawaiian communities and responded with a creative community-based solution, (CSA) boxes for our Kūpuna. Thank you to all of our supporters who make our Kūpuna care boxes possible. Because of your contributions, we’ve been able to support our community.
We look forward to continuing our impact with our “Together We Can” Campaign, which is a community effort brought to you by the following local farmers and families.
Experience the tropical flavors of Hawaii with our locally grown fruit, coffee, macadamia nuts, spices, cacao (chocolate), and more! O.K. Farms is close to 1000 acres, located alongside Hilo’s historic Wailuku river with its very own private overlook deck of the famous Rainbow Falls. Long blessed with sufficient rainfall and used for agriculture for over 100 years, it is a slice of paradise just 5 minutes from downtown Hilo.
Makana, which means gift, roots true to this land and its story. Makana Raw is not your average farm. With a vision set, they began making quality compost, Mac-nut biochar, and mulch galore in order to begin planting heirloom seeds.
At Kawamata Farms, their roots run deep. Our story begins with Naoji Kawamata, a fisherman, who moved from Oahu’s North Shore to the Big Island of Hawaii in 1952.
Naoji purchased 17 acres in Kamuela, where he and his wife Doris grew vegetables and raised their 7 children. Over half a century and three generations later, Kawamata Farms is a leader in the state of Hawaii in specialty hydroponic farming
Anoano Farms is helping to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of the ulu, or breadfruit, crop in Hawaii. A thriving ulu industry will lead to more locally produced food and could reduce the cost of animal feed.
Hawaii Forest Farms near Volcano Village on the big island of Hawaii. Hawaii Forest Farms’ home location is an agroforestry farm dedicated to the natural and sustainable restoration of native forest ecosystems.
HFF focuses on the growth of māmaki, an ancient endemic ‘super leaf’ that has been used as an herbal tea, medicine, tonic, and source of fiber for Hawaiians for centuries. HFF is one of the two largest suppliers to Shaka Tea.
Family-owned and operated, Sweet Cane Cafe first opened in August of 2011 to provide Hawaii Island with a casual and accessible farm-to-table experience. The serving cane juice, cane slushies, cane juice-based smoothies, elixirs, vegan and gluten-free baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and soups; items are made with as many local and organic ingredients as possible. All bread and sauces are made in house.
Hamakua Mushrooms are a specialty and exotic mushroom, grown in a substrate of corncob, wheat bran, and sawdust. Hamakua mushrooms are carefully cultivated to grow out of a bottle, a method originally developed in Japan.
The bottle cultivation method is how Hamakua Mushrooms developed their signature “Ali’i” mushroom, a 3-½ inch mushroom that has a thick, meaty, one-inch-in-diameter stem. In keeping with sustainable farming methods, Hamakua Mushrooms recycles the substrate and sells it to farmers across the island, this rich mixture boosts the growth of their crops.
Olakino Hawaii is located in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. With one of the most desirable growing conditions, their produce is grown naturally not hydroponically. As a small local farming operation, each tray is carefully handcrafted and cared for.
From start to finish all of our microgreens, pea tendrils, sunflower sprouts, and root veggies are soil cultivated. They monitor each individual tray to produce high-quality products. Colors are brighter and flavors are more true in taste when you grow them naturally!
For more than twenty years, farmer Michael Manor and his team have worked in harmony with Mother Nature to grow certified organic lettuce, arugula, kale, parsley, basil, cilantro, swiss chard, beets, edible flowers, and so much more.
Mother Nature’s Miracle now offers an online shop, delivery, and various pick-up locations in Hilo, Hamakua, Waimea, Kailua-Kona, Kohala, and North Kohala, on the Big Island.
Your search for the Perfect Nut from Hawaii has brought you to our store! Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company can proudly boast all of our macadamia nuts are 100% Hawaiian grown by local farmers right here on the Big Island. The macadamia nut products that leave our store represent our commitment to quality.
Always raising the bar, always trying to improve our existing quality, and never being satisfied with the idea our product cannot be improved. Supporting our local macadamia nut farmers is as important as our sound environmental practices using “green” energy to produce steam and utilizing the sun as an energy source to produce electricity becoming a sustainable company.
Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling “Small Immutable Island of Melodious Sound” is a Buddhist temple and retreat located on 25 acres in Wood Valley, the Ka’u District of the Island of Hawai’i.
Established in 1973 by the Venerable Nechung Rinpoche (Thupten Konchok), Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling is a retreat and meditation center for the dissemination of Buddhist teachings and is open for all people seeking peace. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has stayed and taught here. Visiting Tibetan lamas of all lineages has given teachings open to the public.
Teachers of all denominations have led programs on a wide variety of subjects and practices, including Zen, Vipassana, Permaculture, and Lomi Lomi Massage among others.
- Rincon Family Farms
- Hawaii Farming
- Teos Sweet Potatoes
- Dam Fine Farms
- Ahuimanu Farm
- Tarring Ohana Farms
- Johnson Family Farms
Through our continued efforts, we will be able to serve over 600 different Kūpuna and their families throughout Hawaiʻi Island, as well as support our local agriculture community simultaneously. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from Kūpuna participants.
We hope to be able to continue programs like this that support the health and wellbeing of our ʻĀina (land) and Kūpuna (elderly).
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