Market Development Branch

 

The mission of the Market Development Branch is to facilitate the development of the agricultural industry through the expansion of new and existing markets.

 

 

MARKETING PROGRAMS

Hawaii seal of Quality logo

The “Seal of Quality” Branding Program highlights genuine Hawaii-grown or Hawaii-made premium products. Find them by looking for our seal. Apply today!

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We need to increase local production and food security! Keep our money and jobs in Hawaii! MDB promotes “Buy Local It Matters”

 

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Made in Hawaii with Aloha logo

 

MDB supports products Made in Hawaii with Aloha! 51% of costs must be incurred in the state. Apply today!

 

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FARMER’S MARKETS

 

Support Hawaii’s farmers! View our brief listing of Farmers Markets or for more information visit https://ediblehi.com/category/farmers-markets/ and https://hfbf.org/farmers-markets/ .

 

 

LOCAL FARMERS, VENDORS AND PRODUCTS DATABASE

If you have a Hawaii-grown or Hawaii-made product and would like to be added to this listing, please visit the database.

 


FUNDING OPTIONS

 

 


TRADESHOWS

MDB Coordinates the following trade shows in Hawaii, the mainland and in global markets. This is a great way to gain connections, make leads, and find new opportunities. Use a quick and easy online booth application form to express your intention to participate. MDB will contact you to discuss the qualifications and application fee. Apply now!

 

WUSATA (Western United States Trade Association)

Participate in one of the activities below for help to explore, enter, and expand into the global marketplace. For more information about these activities, check the WUSATA website: https://www.wusata.org/.

  • Japan Virtual Trade Mission (February 9)
  • Korea Outbound Mission to Seoul (May 10-12)
  • ASEAN Specialty Beverage Inbound Mission to AK, HI (June 21-25)
  • Korea Retail Inbound Trade Mission to OR & HI (June 7-11)
  • Taiwan Retail Gifts/Packaging Outbound Trade Mission (June 7-11)
  • China Consumer Oriented Inbound Trade Mission to WA, HI (July 25-30)
  • Australia Retail Inbound Mission to CO, HI (October 10-16)

MDB CONTENT

SCBGP Webinar

Marketing Assistance

Dish Aloha

Breadfruit Best Practices

BLIM PSA’s

BLIM Seasonality Chart

BLIM Eat Local Food Hacks

Weekly spotlights featuring Hawaii Seal of Quality members!

CONTACT US

From left: Andrew Phomsouvanh, Nicole Pfeffer, Sharon Hurd, Marci Clingan, Karen Sur, Yukashi Smith

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Development Division
Market Development Branch
1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI, 96814-2512

Phone: (808) 973-9595
Fax: (808) 973-9590
E-mail: [email protected]