- 306 households served by Same Canoe Local Food Challenge CSA support since 2018.
- 500 households served through Veggie Rx coupons and education activities.
- 1,300 households served through SNAP food coupons.
CSAs are an Emergency Response - and make everyday good sense.
CSA produce subscription programs are exploding around the island as more and more people choose to secure their produce directly through local farms.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a solution that is scalable, flexible, and can rapidly divert produce once intended for restaurants to now reach home buyers.
One Island now host 8 CSAs serving 178 island households for 1,068 free produce pick ups valued at $30,000.
The 8 Same Canoe
CSAs that are operating in North & West Hawaii are currently open to only our Veggie Rx members enrolled through a health clinic, at no cost.
See list to right for other CSA programs that may have openinings.
2010-2020 Ten Years of Local Food Work
Pre COVID-19 CSA Pick Up
Same Canoe Local Food Challenge
We've been investing in local food access and education for over 10 years now.
And ten years later,
Buy Local . Eat Local . Grow Local
means more now than ever before.
We are currently nearing the end of a 2015-2020 five year Food Equity project funded by the USDA that has brought over $1.2 million in cash and matching services for food, health and education access to island residents.
In the Same Canoe have been: 12 health clinic partners, 7 farmers' markets, 6 grocers, over 75 farmers, and 1,800 island households under the banner of the Same Canoe Local Food Challenge.
Veggie Rx CSA
The Veggie Rx CSA has recently expanded to 8 locations and culminates this project in June.
Services are provided to Ocean View, Miloli'i, Honaunau, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Kailua-Kona, Waikaloa, Waimea, Honoka'a,
Hawi, Kapa'au and surrounding areas.
Same Canoe Produce Coupons
Everyone in the CSA, and our SNAP participants, have also benefited from over $300,000 in direct produce coupon purchases.