CONNECTING LOCAL GROWERS TO LOCAL MARKETS
Kahumana Farm Hub aggregates and distributes produce from backyard growers and small farmers on Oahu's Leeward coast.
Historically, Waianae was the food basket of Oahu. Today, Kahumana Farm Hub helps to share Waianae's native abundance at farmers' markets, restaurants and grocery stores across the island, while creating income opportunities, preventing food waste and cultivating relationships with food producers in the community.
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"…it’s a resource that is helping me cause I could go pick my ‘ulu filled tree and make eighty dollars. That’s something that was unheard of for a very long time in Wai‘anae because we did not have a hub."
- Farm Hub Member
JOIN THE FOOD HUB
Anyone can become a member - whether you are a backyard grower, small family farmer, wild forager, landscaper with access to food or realtive of someone who is.
Ask for Tommy or Trida at Kahumana Organic Farms during drop-in hours to learn more. We are located at 86-660 Lualualei Homestead Road in Waianae.
When you join, you also receive a membership to the Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU), along with the benefits and discounts available to HFUU members.
Monday & Wednesday
10:30am - 12:15pm
Kahumana Organic Farms presents the first online workshop in a series of upcoming videos focused on fruit cultivation in Hawai’i.
In this workshop, Noe Nuemann from Lokoea Farms teach us about propagation techniques for citrus including various types of grafting and air-layering. Please address any questions in the comments.
While farm hub produce is not certified USDA organic, it is all naturally grown. We are selective in what we accept to ensure that our customers receive high-quality produce. We are able to source exotic produce not listed below, provided that we can find a buyer.
Saleh Azizi was hired in 2017 to manage the Kahumana Farm Hub through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, managed by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. The first members were acquired through weeks of knocking on doors where fruit trees flourished in the backyard. When people heard the hub could facilitate food security through its many customers it spread by word of mouth to serve 80 'ohana growers in the community.
Since that humble beginning, Saleh has now become the head of the Statewide Hawaii Farm Hub Hui that oversees 14 Food Hubs on all islands with a mission to transform the food systems in Hawaii through 100% locally grown food and value added products. Value added products have some imported ingredients such as wheat, olive oil, etc while we develop local substitutions (ie Ulu, Kalo or Kiawe Flour replaces imported wheat flower).
Tommy Hilperts heads up the Hub along and the awesome Hub Operational Crew, plus Trida and Jordan from our Value Added; Ranjeed Lili and Dayday from the Cafe and Co-packing facility, Charlene and crew from Farmers' Markets and Zoe, Mary-Kate and the Admin team providing admin and accounting support.
Farm and FoodHub Manager