Ulupono Initiative

Farm Link Hawaii

Farm Link Hawaii is increasing Hawaii’s local food supply by developing markets and delivery networks.

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Background

In 2017, Ulupono Initiative provided $65,000 to Farm Link Hawaii. The majority of the funds were used to purchase a refrigerated van that allowed an increase in deliveries and efficiencies. The remaining funds were used to support market development, which is an integral part of Farm Link Hawaii’s growth plan.

Founded in 2015, Farm Link Hawaii connects local farmers to commercial buyers through an online marketplace and delivery service. Farm Link Hawaii's network of dozens of small local farmers ensure a stable supply to dozen of grocers, restaurants, caterers, and other food service businesses. 

Why We Invested

Farm Link Hawaii aligns with Ulupono’s interest in increasing Hawaii’s local food supply by developing markets, as it supports local farmers and provides consumers with an opportunity to get local products through innovative distribution.

“With Ulupono’s support, we were able to acquire critical infrastructure that has allowed us to better coordinate with small and new ag producers. It will also help us to eventually expand our operations with additional days of service.”
-- Hunter Heaivilin, Market Developer

 

 

Impact

  • Increasing Hawaii’s local food supply by developing markets 
  • Supports local farmers
  • Provides consumers with an opportunity to get local products through innovative distribution​

At a Glance



Investment Area
Food
Investment Model
For-Profit
 
Website
FarmLinkHawaii.com