A listing of Resources in the areas of business, production and value-added agriculture along with contact information can be found in our Resources for Farmers and Value Added Producers document.
The following reflect some additional articles and resources offering ideas on how farmers can take care of themselves, their farms, and their local communities.
Hawaiʻi Agribusiness Guidebook : A wealth of brief business articles for Hawaiʻi’s agricultural producers
Hawaiʻi Agricultural Education Opportunities: Information about other agricultural education opportunities/internships
Updated Guide to Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities: A listing of USDA programs that can help farmers achieve their goals
Veteran Resources: Hoʻola Farms
Finance and Business
Oʻahu Agriculture and Conservation Association Grants and Loans Page
Hawaiʻi Agribusiness Guidebook: A wealth of brief business articles for Hawaiʻi’s agricultural producers. Information on acquiring grant support and some typical grants for beginning farmers can be found HERE.
Marketing and Sales
Farmers transitioning to direct sales who need assistance in managing payment options can look to these Mobile Point of Sale/Product Purchasing Platforms
Online Sales Platforms: What You Need to Know
Oregon Tilth presented a webinar about online sales platforms for direct-to-consumer sales. Hear from representatives from four online food sales platforms and see the list of common questions when considering online sales.
List of Online Sales Platforms and Pricing
Trying to sift through the many different options for online sales? This list assembled by the National Young Farmers Coalition provides links, features and pricing for 14 platforms for farmers.
Selling/Moving Your Product
Hoʻola Farm (Hawaiʻi Island) took over Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car Market: a drive thru farmers’ market, which allows consumers to order their fresh produce and products online and pick up curbside at a scheduled location. Find more info here: Farm-to-Car
Pop-Up Mākeke (Re-launch October 1 – December 31, 2020)
Produce donations: If you have extra produce that can be harvested and either dropped off or arrange a pick up for, please contact the below:
- Oʻahu: Aloha Harvest (808) 537-6945 or email@example.com
- Kauaʻi: Village Harvest Gleaning Program. (808) 828-0685 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Foodland is interested in purchasing locally grown produce and products (such as meats, eggs, and dairy) from farms of all sizes on all islands. Foodland needs information on what products are available immediately. Regardless of the size of the farm or how much product is available, all farmers are requested to complete this form if interested in selling to Foodland.
Kauaʻi Food System Resources: Find out where to buy Kauaʻi local food, get emergency food assistance, and start your own garden!
Keep Food Safe at Farmers Markets: Do’s and Don’ts to consider when setting up your Farmer’s Market Stand
Land Opportunity and Access
*NOTE: This template is an educational tool and is intended to be used as a starting point to develop an agreement. Please consult with your advisors and attorney.
Do you have access to an available plot of land and want to lease to one of our alumni? Please fill out an informational form by following this link: Land Opportunities.