Want to make a more direct connection with local farms and food producers? Here’s a resource guide:
>> Food-A-Go-Go: An easily searchable list of farms and local food producers, with hours and services offered. foodagogo.org (click on “Farms”)
>> GoFarm Hawaii: A list of farms doing direct sales and subscription services; also covers fish, meat and poultry producers. gofarmhawaii.org/find-your-farmer; 956-3530
>> Hawaii Agricultural Foundation: The nonprofit’s Local Inside listing covers farms, ranchers and fishermen that deal directly with consumers. hawaii agfoundation.org/local-inside; 927-9749
>> Farm to Car: To use the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s drive-thru service; place orders via an online marketplace. Order starting at 2 p.m. three days weekly — Wednesdays for pickup 9 a.m. to noon the following Wednesday at Blaisdell Center; Thursdays for pickup noon to 3 p.m., Windward Mall; and Saturdays for pickup 9 a.m. to noon, Blaisdell. The site sells out quickly. Minimum order is $25 (100% goes to farmer), with $3 service charge. Limited to 300 orders per event, but working to expand. hfbf.org/farm-to-car; 476-0539
>> Farm Link Hawaii: Sign up for an online account (although currently there is a waiting list), then shop twice weekly for produce from a network of farms. Minimum $30 order; pick up at various locations around Oahu. Home delivery fee is $15 ($50 minimum). farmlink hawaii.com; 201-5252
>> FarmLovers farmers markets: Arrange curbside pickup at Pearlridge, Kakaako and Kailua markets by ordering directly from farms. Find a list in an April 23 Facebook post. For the housebound, Help Is on the Way will deliver for free. Place order with vendor, then go to hihelpisontheway.org to book delivery.
>> KahumanaOrganic Farms and Cafe: Weekly and biweekly orders delivered to five locations from this Waianae farm. Produce also can still be purchased at the farm, noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call 383-5224; visit kahumana.org/csa.
>> Kau Kau Box: Each week’s box ($135) includes prepared meals for four and fresh produce, fish, bread, an uncooked starch (for example, fresh pasta) and eggs, enough for a week of meals. A Military Meal Kit is designed for microwave reheating. Order online for pickup at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kakaako or home delivery ($15 fee). kaukauboxnow.com; 476-7295
>> Lokahi Kailua Market: The farmers market features two bags weekly — produce ($25 to $30) and an artisan bag ($35 to $40) of food and nonfood items. Contents are posted Wednesdays, with pickup on Sundays. Visit lokahikailua market.com.
>> MA‘O Organic Farms: Members commit to eight orders ($32 each), weekly or biweekly, picked up at various locations (there is a waitlist for pickup at Punahou School). Produce comes from MA‘O’s Waianae farm, which provides training and work opportunities for area youth. maoorganicfarms.org (click on CSA link); 696-5569
>> Oahu Fresh: Subscribe for weekly or biweekly delivery of a $20 farmers market bag of six to seven items that vary by week, or a vegetarian meal bag. Specialty items such as coffee, eggs and fresh bread may be added. Delivery is $3 to $7, depending on neighborhood. oahufresh.com; 476-7550
MEAT AND FISH
>> Forage Hawaii: Order wild venison and boar, locally raised beef, lamb and chicken, then pick up at farmers markets in Kakaako (weekly) or Kailua (biweekly). Check the website for cuts available; order via email. forage hawaii.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Fresh Island Fish: Ahi chunks, ahi cubes, salmon and more at lower-than-retail prices. Order online twice weekly and pick up at Pier 38. freshislandfish.com; 831-4911
>> Local I‘a: Fish direct from Oahu small-boat fishers sold via weekly subscription ($25 or $45) or at farmers markets and other sites. An All in One box ($75) includes 2 pounds of fish, a dozen eggs and local produce. Grassfed beef, venison, shrimp and more can be added. Delivery available. localiahawaii.com; 492-8331
>> J. Ludovico Farm: Get on a waitlist for pasture-raised chickens ($5 a pound), sold at the Kaneohe farm, 47-510 Mapele Road, on Thursdays. Chickens also sold via farmlinkhawaii.com and at Kokua and Nijiya markets. jludovicofarm.com; 628-0603.
>> Makana Provisions Meat Co.: Options include a 10-pound Ohana box ($61) with ground beef, stew meat and thin-sliced sirloin. Other boxes, individual beef cuts, venison and value-added items such as jerkeys also sold. Bread, fish, eggs, brownies and other items coming soon. Order by 2 p.m. Mondays for Friday delivery; $5 delivery fee islewide. Or pick up at 91-319 Olai St. in Kapolei. hawaiigrassfedbeef.com; 838-9315
>> Pono Pork: Pature-raised Waianae pork and Big Island lamb sold in subscription boxes priced at $75, $125 and $200, plus $10 delivery fee. Individual cuts also available. Orders taken through Wednesdays. Delivery anywhere on Oahu is on Saturdays. ponopork.com; 457-0997
MEAL DELIVERY SERVICES
For those who don’t cook or can’t go out for takeout, these services provide meals for several days at a time; most just require reheating:
>> Aina Meals: Geared to the health conscious, with paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian options, starting at $149.99 for 10 meals. First-timers get $15 discount. Delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for $5 fee, or pick up at Waialua Fresh or Aina Grill in Waipahu. ainameals.com; 600-7779
>> Good Clean Food Hawaii: Offers selections for paleo, plant-based, keto and “clean and lean” diets at prices starting at $9.99 per breakfast; $13.99 per lunch or dinner. Family and bulk options available. Use gcfohana code for $1 per meal discount. Home delivery ($3.99 fee) to most of Oahu, or pick up at the production site in Kailua. gcfhawaii.com; 339-1314
>> JoJo’s Kitchen: Sandwiches, wraps, bowls and stews ($11 or $12) or meals ($15 or $16). Items may be frozen. Delivery within 15 miles of downtown is free with a $25 minimum order, or pick up at the restaurant on Merchant Street. jojoskitchen.net; 585-8212
>> Fresh Box: With this service, you do the cooking yourself with ingredients and instructions provided. There’s also a virtual market that includes various food prep items (you can even buy a 5-gallon bucket of hand sanitizer for $150). Order meals online at by 10 p.m. Friday for delivery the next Tuesday. Prices start at $78 for the makings of three meals. hifreshbox.com
>> The Happy Bento: Therapeutic meals for special dietary needs, as well as local favorites like kalbi and teriyaki chicken. Most single meals cost $15, with options for two- and four servings. Order by 9 p.m. for free delivery the next afternoon to most neighborhoods. Or pick up at Pacific Gateway Center in Kalihi and get a 10% discount. thehappybento.com; 847-2523
>> Malama Meals: Menus change weekly; this week includes turkey bulgogi and chimichurri steak; prices start at $11 per meal. Nutrition info provided. A pre-fix deal provides 10 plates for $80. Pickup at 517 N. Vineyard Street 3-4 p.m. on Tuesdays after Saturday 9 p.m. order deadline at malamamealsoahu.com or delivery for $5 (free for orders of $100 or more). Pay online with credit card, Pay Pal or venmo.
>> Fit4You: Chef Amelia Caravalho and husband Ben, a bodybuilding champ, oversee the healthy gourmet menu. Amelia is from Sonora, Mexico, and usually offers one south-of-the-border dish (this week it’s honey chipotle chicken ($11), as well as bulk items like chicken, steak and sweet potato. Order at fit4youhi.com for deliveries Tuesdays and Saturdays, or pick up at 237 Kalihi St. Call 479-1897