HDOA’s Market Development Branch is highlighting local companies at the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality and Foodservice Expo at the Neal Blaisdell Center on July 13 and 14.  Event times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be a business to attend. Visit HDOA’s booths #160-162-164-166-168-170. HDOA provides the booth space to local companies highlighting ...
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Top 10 Monthly Import Reports

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Main

The following data were calculated by HDOA’s Research Statisticians tracking and analyzing imported commodities from air freight and cargo shipping manifests. The data can be used to help farmers fill gaps in Hawaii’s local food markets and encourage residents to buy local foods. Please note that import weights were collected from the shipping manifests and ...
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Eat Local – Food Hacks

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Main

Food Hacks are produced by HDOA’s Market Development Branch and aired on Spectrum Cable’s Cookspace channel.   Food Hack videos show easy, tasty and local dishes that anyone can make at home!  Buy Local, It Matters!   Also view Buy Local, It Matters! public service announcements Anytime Smoothie    Avocado Toast    Bean Sprouts & ...
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Another successful expo for several Hawaii companies was held on July 8 & 9 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.  The Market Development Branch sponsored several booths which included the following companies: Papa Mu Native Hawaiian LLC. Ahualoa Farm Kihene Hanalei Taro & Juice Co Maui Nui Venison Manoa Honey Co LLC      

Tropical Flowers Express

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Main

More than 25 years ago, John Gordines jumped on the “Tropical Flower Movement” bandwagon when he started growing Hawaiian flowers in his backyard in Kapaa. He and his wife Theresa were inspired by their next-door neighbor, Uncle Howard Yamamoto, who predicted tropical flowers would become the next big thing. John, who originally raised farm animals, ...
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Ahualoa Farms

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Main

    Ahualoa Farms sits on the slopes of Mauna Kea Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We began harvesting and offering our great tasting Macadamia Nuts and Hawaiian coffee in 2005, selling our products locally at Farmers Markets and small stores. Today, Ahualoa Farms products have become highly praised and sought after worldwide. ...
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WUSATA Funding for Export Marketing

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 in Main

The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) is accepting applications for its 2015 Branded Program, which provides up to 50% cost reimbursement assistance for promotion in export markets. For more information on the program, click here.    

Breadfruit Marketing Materials

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Main

The following are marketing materials produced under A HDOA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program FY12012,  The grantee was the the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and the Hawaii Homegrown Food Network. Download the Breadfruit Production Guide View a Breadfruit Informational Video Breadfruit Basics Breadfruit Nutritional Value  Fact Sheet Breadfruit Variety – Maafala   ...
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The 8th Annual Hawaii Avocado Festival was held on April 5, 2014 on the lawn of the Sheraton Kona Resort.   The festival coordinator was vocado farmer, Randyl Rupar.  There were many avocado-related activities including an avocado recipe contest, a tree grafting demonstration by Ty McDonald of UH CTAHR, a panel discussion on “Keeping the ...
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Ulu Field Day in Mililani

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Main

  More than 40 ulu lovers showed up at the Ulu Field Day on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Mililani Ag Park. Ulu or breadfruit is making a comeback as a Hawaiian staple and the free workshop was sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture with support from the University of Hawaii, Mililani Ag Park and ...
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