Coronavirus Update from Hoʻōla Farms

How we can best serve our community, while keeping our veterans, staff and volunteers healthy and safe?

Coronavirus Update from Hoʻōla Farms

Hoʻōla Farms

Over the past couple weeks, as concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has increased, we have continuously asked ourselves how we can best serve our community, while keeping our veterans, staff and volunteers healthy and safe.

As this situation continues to evolve, we feel it is important at this time to minimize interaction and practice socal distancing.  Plant something, take a walk, play a puzzle with your family and take time for selfcare everyday.  Weʻre working on some exciting ways to stay connected.

STAY TUNED and watch for virtual learning opportunities coming your way soon!

Things you can do to support yourself and your family

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting, causing stress and anxiety.

  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Check out for some guided moments of calm throughout your day. is offering free access to their resources as well. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.

  • Make time to unwind. Make a list of 10 things you enjoy and do one each day.

  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. has free accounts for easy-to-use video conferencing and Google Hangouts chat in gmail has a video call option. Invite your friends to a Netflix Party and watch and share laughs together in a sidebar chat string.

GoFarm Hawai‘i launches ʻFind Your Farmerʻ resource for consumers

To help consumers access local food, GoFarm Hawai‘i has created an online Find Your Farmer directory. The list shares contact information for farmers providing CSA, delivery, and on-farm pick-up options. The webpage will be continuously updated and farmers across the state are invited to add their information to the list by emailing

We are hopeful to have the Hawaii Island list compiled as quickly as possible, please submit your information now.

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Interested in our programs? 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. See our programs here