- Feb 17, 2014
…supplies locally grown produce to restaurants, businesses and families.
Farmers from around West Hawaii descended on a small warehouse Thursday morning in Kealakekua dropping off Big Island-grown produce including poha berries, rambutan, turnips, loquat, edible fuschia, rose and nasturtium flowers, turmeric and bananas.
All the fresh produce is harvested by 30 to 40 farmers — small one-product operations to 18-acre full-fledged farming operations — and twice each week dropped off at Adaptations Inc.’s warehouse or picked up by the company for distribution, said Maureen Datta, owner of Adaptations Inc.
Adaptations works with more than 150 Hawaii Island farmers, including its own Adaptations certified organic 7.5-acre farm in Honaunau, to ensure a continuous supply of locally grown items for residents and businesses.