We serve Hawaiʻi's military veterans, their families, and the community by providing opportunities to heal, connect, learn, grow, and thrive.
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Growing Hawaiʻi's Heroes & Agricultural Community
Hoʻōla Farms provides opportunities for military veterans and their families, along with the community, to come together and work towards a positive goal for all—growing healthy food! We do this by providing a safe, welcoming environment where we combine everyday gardening and farm work with education, fellowship and fun. Click the button below to learn more about us or scroll down to learn more about our programs.
Hoʻōla By the Numbers:
Hands-On Agricultural Experiences
We invite master gardeners & local experts to share their best practices with hands-on educational experiences. This allows us to offer a wide variety of agriculture, homestead, and gardening practices for our community.
Community Member Participants
We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working side by side with veterans and their spouses, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, neighbors, employers, community members, and visitors from around the world. Some come for a day, some we see every week. All are welcome!
Years Proudly Serving Hawaiʻi's Heroes
We have been gathering together with veterans, caregivers and their ʻohana throughout Hawaiʻi Island to provide agricultural opportunities since 2015, and we’re just getting started!
Directly back to local farmers and producers
Are You an Aspiring Farmer or Rancher?
If you’re a veteran or community member interested in learning more about sustainable production agriculture, a homestead farmer looking to scale, or an aspiring agriculture business owner ready to take your idea to the next level, Hoʻōla Farms is here to help!
Our Intro to Grow Workshops and Groundwork to Grow Training programs were created to support military veterans and community members interested in farming and ranching on Hawaiʻi Island by providing exposure, skill-based training, and a professional network aimed to help them succeed in agricultural careers.
We are offering scholarships for veterans to participate in Groundwork to Grow! Registration is open, so don’t miss out—learn more below!
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Programs
Sign Up for Upcoming Trainings
Dec 16th | 8:00am-11:00am
CAPACITY: 25 Participants
In-Person Workshop in Hilo
Join us for a one-day workshop on Farming with Organic Practices on Big Island! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about our various programs, get your hands dirty with a soil and planting activity, and sign up for one of our 4 week Groundwork to Grow courses in 2024!
There are no trainings scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
Community Support Programs
Shop Our Weekly Online Farmers' Market!
Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car is an easy-to-use online farmer’s market with weekly curbside pickup. Our virtual market is an innovative, convenient, and safe way for farmers to sell their products directly to local consumers. Simply order online anytime from Friday through Monday, and pick up your items on Wednesday at the Puna Hongwanji in Keaʻau. Customers are able to shop available products from participating vendors from all over Hawaiʻi Island!
Hoʻōla Farms was founded to create a space where Veterans can learn, connect, and
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Mashed Sage Butter Sweet Potatoes using local ingredients from farmers here on our island!
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Board President, Jamie Muskopf,
This weeks Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car harvest highlight is the Heart of Palm! The Palm Heart
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🙌🏽 Participate in a Program
Hoʻōla Farms provides opportunities for military veterans and their families, along with the community, to come together and work towards a positive goal for all—growing healthy food!
🌱 Volunteer with Us!
Come join the team! We are currently looking for volunteers for our Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car Market days happening every Wednesday from 9am-6pm at the Puna Hongwanji in Keaʻau.
💵 Make a Donation
We’d greatly appreciate your support! Your contribution goes directly towards empowering veterans and their families to grow healthy, all natural produce.