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Ocean Era, Inc. – For Marine Life Sustainability

Ocean Era, Inc. – For Marine Life Sustainability

By Dagny Brand “Softening humanity’s footprint on the seas,” Ocean Era, Inc. is pioneering the development of offshore agriculture and farming fish in their natural environment, the ocean. Started as a Kona kampachi farm, Ocean Era is expanding production to raise...
Kamahi Produce and Horticulture: To Grow and Conserve

Kamahi Produce and Horticulture: To Grow and Conserve

By Dagny Brand On a mission to “curate, grow, and collect valuable plant species from Hawaii and around the world,” Kamahi Produce and Horticulture grows a tropical flower selection and is expanding into fruit trees. The farm is “dedicated to growing food for the...
Kekela Farms: A Waimea Town Favorite

Kekela Farms: A Waimea Town Favorite

By Dagny Brand Established in 2002, Kekela Farms continues to “provide healthy food to the community and to care for the ‘aina” with its new owners Tammy and Amit Singh. The familial values of the farm remain strong as Tammy, Amit, and their three daughters embrace...
Oahu Fresh: Supporting Local at Your Convenience

Oahu Fresh: Supporting Local at Your Convenience

By Dagny Brand A great way to try fresh products while supporting the local food system is through Oahu Fresh! “We started 11 years ago with a mission to create alternative outlets for local farms,” explained founder and CEO Matt Johnson. Now, Oahu Fresh has grown...
Spicy Ninja Sauce: Fire of the Aloha Spirit

Spicy Ninja Sauce: Fire of the Aloha Spirit

By Dagny Brand “Infused with the fire of the aloha spirit,” Spicy Ninja Sauce is on a mission to help Hawaii’s farmers and to bring new meaning to “made in Hawaii,” all while creating bold and delicious Hawaii-inspired hot sauces. Started with $200 and three peppers,...
MetroGrow Hawaii: The Future of Aeroponics

MetroGrow Hawaii: The Future of Aeroponics

By Dagny Brand An innovative vertical urban farm, MetroGrow Hawaii uses aeroponics to “provide high quality produce for the local restaurant and gourmet markets,” as Founder Kerry Kakazu said. “As we face more climate challenges and reduced resource availability, it...