COME USE YOUR FOOD STAMPS AT THE HALE PUNA FARMERS MARKET EVERY THURSDAY 3:30-5:30! KAMAʻAINA DEALS!
WE ARE HIRING! Looking for one or two independently motivated and creative farmers. Transportation, basic computer skills and an interest in working our youth interns a plus.
Guide and manage daily farm operations including trash, irrigation, chickens, tool maintenance, composting and amending
Propagate, plant, transplant, prune, maintain and harvest in our diverse food forest
Oversee our farm school interns
Develop our farm to market aspect by managing our farmers market, developing relationships with other buyers and marketing
Keep records of employee and intern hours, propagation, harvest and sales
Develop volunteer opportunities and oversee volunteers
Promote Hawaiian language and culture
Participate in food management and processing value added products
Be passionate about strengthening Kauaiʻs westside community
Have knowledge and curiosity about growing food
Communicate well with coworkers, interns and the public
Compensation starts at $15/hr. Up to 20hrs/week to start with opportunity for more.
To schedule an interview, please email a resume to email@example.com.
After close to three years of filling out forms and a lot of waiting, in February 2018 we received our official designation as a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations made since February 2016 and all donations received from here on out are tax deductible! We now begin the arduous process of applying for grants to fund the restoration of Hale Puna and the programs that we have already begun. Thanks for your patience! We look forward to the work ahead.
IN OCTOBER 2017, Jim Cassel and his team of local builders begun work to restore the roof on Hale Puna. Our farmers market is temporarily suspended while the house is under construction. We still have a farmers market open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30.
Join us every Monday afternoon 3:30-5:30 at Hale Puna 9567 Huakai Road under the giant monkeypod tree for the Waimea Farmers Market!
What's fresh now? Liliko'i, papaya, cucumber, eggplant, kabocha, kale, lettuce, mizuna, arugula, choy sum, tatsoi, rapini, basil, cilantro, dill, chili peppers, tangerines, lemons, oranges, honey, eggs, noni, jelly, pesto, butter, coffee, herbal salves and suncreens, kombucha, chili pepper water, fruit tree starts, vegetable and herb starts and so much more!
We have been so busy but mostly the land is growing!
This last Monday, June 27th, Hale Puna was fortunate enough to host a visit from beekeeper and Kaua'i Community College apiary program teacher, Jimmy Trujillo. Jimmy spoke to a group of students and community members on the fascinating world of beekeeping in Hawai'i. In addition to speaking to the history and practice of apiaries, Jimmy brought slides of raw honeycombs for people to try!