Like so much of our nation, we continue to learn about the pandemic, learn about how to protect ourselves and our family, and how to find accurate information and avoid misinformation. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation in the pandemics hot spots and we pray that social distancing starts taking hold to reverse the current trends. We want to provide you with resources and updates about the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak all in one convenient page. Information about the virus is being circulated at a rapid pace, from multiple sources. Track COVID-19 cases in realtime with the John Hopkins map.
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Malama Kauaiis piecing together the latest information on Farmers Markets currently open, where to purchase local meats, retail outlets carrying local produce, and various CSA Deliveries.
Try Eat Hawai’i is Kauai’s newest online farmers’ market platform connecting farmers and consumers directly during this time. With an ability to arrange pick up or delivery, the developer, Matthew Oliver, provides a one-stop place to find your local farmers and their produce.
Kauai’s Local CSAs
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.
How does it work: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
Āina Hoʻokupu O Kīlauea’s (AHK’s) – This non-profit is the home of the Kilauea Community Agricultural Center located on Kilauea Rd. Farmers Market Boxes are now available for pick-up. Vegetable Boxes are available for $20, and Fruit Boxes are available for $10 from 8 local farmers. Bring your own container or bag. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.
Kauai Glory Farm – Monkeypod Jam is hosting this CSA Monday – Saturday; pick up or delivery to the South Side. This partnership offers Glory Farm produce, Monkeypod Jam preserves, and their bistro items for family dinners.
Kauai Kunana Dairy – specializing in fresh goat cheese and dairy products, the Kunana Dairy farm, located in Kilauea, is offering CSA Produce Boxes and a la carte’ products. They are currently dropping off at multiple island locations or deliver orders over $50 to those that are homebound.
Kupuna Kare of Farmer Fare
Malama Kauai and Hawaii Foodbank launched a program to help benefit our Kupuna (elderly) and farmers. The program distributes produce from our County Sunshine Market Farmers to distribute to our high risk Kapuna throughout the island, for approximately 8 weeks or more, with the help from our team at Elderly Affairs.
To prevent the spread of disease, the program has been designed as drop off only with no interaction between deliverer and the recipient.
If you’re 70 years or older on Kauai and would like to participate, please call 808-241-4470. If you’re a Sunshine Market farmer and would like to participate, please call 808-241-4299.
Grab-and-go Student Meals– The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is implementing the Seamless Summer Option program a few months earlier than scheduled, as approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs, to provide free grab-and-go meals for students during the extended spring break period.
Kauai North Shore Food Pantry - The Kauai North Shore Food Pantry (KNSFP) **is currently operating at the **Kauai Independent Food Bank (KIFB) **on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM – Noon. **During those times, ask for drug store items or pet food. **Quantities are limited because of supply shortages **Kauai Independent Food Bank (KIFB) is located at** 3285 Waapa Rd, Lihue.**
Food-A-Go-Go– A campaign where you can find the latest information on restaurants statewide offering takeout, delivery and/or curbside pickup. It’s a free service offering lots of different options from fine dining to family restaurants to takeout operations.
SBA Disaster Loan Program - will be helpful for your understanding to decide whether to apply, or not. This new program is an opportunity to help your businesses cover its payroll and rent during this time of likely economic loss, due to Covid-19. There is an application and basic information and tax returns required. Your 2018 tax return will be used in the application if your 2019 is not yet filed.