Come to the farm and load up on your fruits and veggies for the week. Eat local and support your local farming community.Read More
We are happy to now have a 20 X 96 covered greenhouse to support the growth of our CSA program. Sign up for CSA on our website and join us as a subscriber for fresh organic fruits and vegetables.Read More
Winter is in and the Kilauea Community Farm is looking good. This week’s harvest list includes:
Join Us for today’s Sunshine Market: Come to the farm to get your fresh fruits and veggies, all grown here on Kaua’i by local farmers. See you at 3:30.Read More
Our biggest achievement in the past few months: we have secured a long term lease with the support of the County Council and the Mayor’s Office. This 60-year lease agreement confirms the unwavering support of the County of Kaua’i and commitment to work with the community of Kilauea to increase the food security of Kauaʻi. Check out our website to learn more about how you can help support this long term vision.Read More
Get a box of organic, fresh produce weekly while supporting your local farming community.
The Kilauea Community Farm currently occupies 1.5 acres. Annually, we produce about 30,000 vegetables distributed to members, senior groups, and schools. A lot of the work is done by volunteers that assist the farm manager and AHK to make all this available. Without the CSA program and your financial assistance this system would not work.
CONTACT US TODAY TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR NEXT CSA SEASON, BEGINNING JANUARY 2019. GET ON THE WAITING LIST NOW.
EARLY SIGN UP ENSURES YOUR SPOT IN THIS POPULAR PROGRAM.
Contact Farm Manager, Maluhia L’Hote to reserve a spot. E: Kilaueacommunityfarm@gmail.com
We just wanted to say thank you to all our CSA members for their continued support that they have provided us all year. It is with your support that we have a new irrigation system, new tools, and are excited to announce our ability to double our subscriptions for next season. Tell your friends to sign up as we already have 6 people on the waiting list for next season. Check out our website for more info and to sign up.
Special Mahalo to our current CSA members as we have been plagued with bad weather all year long from April flood to our near miss Hurricanes and our July flood. The greenhouses were the worst hit and we have not been able to produce the cucumbers and tomatoes the way we usually do. We also were very challenged with Black Rot disease and how it affects all the Brassica Family, (Kale, Bok Choi, Cabbage, Broccoli, Kohlrabi) but we are moving into a new area and we hope to have better success and more variety in the boxes.
We look forward to our new Green House that will allow us to pull off cucumber and tomato rain or shine.
As our needs are growing, we want to remind people of the opportunity to come and volunteer. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8-12 AM. Bring your Ohana, come once, come every week, and make KCAC a part of your life.
So overall we are excited for the end of this season and the start of next season to continue providing food from the Aina and continue to grow our ability to serve more people. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo.
Have you considered signing up for our next CSA round, or volunteering at the Farm? There are lots of ways to get involved with your community, and there’s no better time than now. Reach out today.
With summer in full swing, presenting this week’s harvest list from the Kilauea Community Farm. Enjoy!
– Green Onion
– Bok Choi
– Taro** (must be cooked!)
Flood Relief: 3 Month Update
It has been now three months since the historic floods of April impacted our lives. We are happy to report that for most of our Kalihiwai families, a new sense of normalcy has been attained. Most of the flood damages have been dealt with and damaged houses are almost all repaired and able to house the families again. To the exception of the Sproat-Akana property who is still in the process of removing the condemned houses and still need fence repair and material hauling.
We are 90% recovered in the Kalihiwai valley but there is still the need for a few to create a long term recovery plan. And AHK is dedicated to support those families until they are able to secure their future needs.
AHK’s main focus is now to turn to support the greater need of the North Shore and the remediation efforts that are taking place to prevent the negative impact of future disasters but also to deal with systematic issues that are plaguing our communities. Those include local housing, transportation, infrastructure, and long term job creation. We are still very limited with our own capacity but are spending as much time as we can to ensure the continued positive direction in our recovery efforts.
We want to once again thank our main partners in the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation as well as the very generous donation from Ace Hardware Princeville, the Hunt group, and the North Shore Lions. But most of all, we want to acknowledge our continued supporters, individuals that have not only been supportive of AHK’s work but has also donated generously to the flood relief effort.
There are still a few spots left in the upcoming CSA cycle, but space and time to sign up is limited. If you want fresh, local, organic produce in your life weekly, sign up today. Details here, and by emailing Kilaueacommunityfarm@gmail.com. We’re also giving white pineapples, as a thank you for signing up and for supporting your local Kilauea Community Farm.Read More
A big thank you to Island Ace Hardware for the support of AHK and its generous donation this week. They said, “Our President Mark Schulein (left) had the pleasure of meeting up with Yoshi L’ote of the non-profit Aina Hookupu o Kilauea and donating a check for $10,000 to help with disaster relief efforts …. that makes our total donations $20,000 to help rebuild the North Shore community!! That’s what we at Island Ace Hardware do! We’re all about helping and entrenching ourselves in the communities we serve!!!!”Read More
A reminder that today is Farmers Market Day! Come to KCAC at 3:30 to get your fresh local produce for the week. See you there!Read More
Through varied plantings and diversifying crop plans, AHK echoes the short piece seen in the Spring 2018 issue of The Nature Conservancy: “The refrain “eat your vegetables” may need a 21st century update to “try new vegetables.” Globally, people today get 95 percent of their calories from just 30 foods, most notably corn, wheat and rice, according to a recent UN study. By eating more kinds of foods,—even different varieties of common foods like rice or tomatoes—people can give themselves a nutritional boost and encourage farmers to diversify their crops, which helps maintain soil fertility.” Stop by KCAC to see how we’re doing our part for the future of food sustainability on Kauai.Read More