New Produce Program Supports North Shore Farmers and Families

Over the next three months, Pono Pacific and Turtle Bay Resort will coordinate the purchase of fresh produce grown on the agricultural lands mauka of the resort to donate to our team members and North Shore residents as part of the newly launched COVID-19 Farmer Produce Purchase Assistance Program. Designed to support the farmers of Kuilima Farms and our North Shore residents during the coronavirus pandemic, the program connects local farmers with hungry families. 

“Turtle Bay Resort is proud to partner with Pono Pacific to keep our local farmers growing on the North Shore, and ensure no community members go hungry during this difficult time,” said Jerry Gibson, vice president of Turtle Bay Resort and president of the Turtle Bay Foundation. 

Our team members volunteered at the H3RC’s Food Drop Fridays, a weekly food distribution program for families and individuals in need, this past week and helped to distribute 2,101 pounds of fresh produce to more than 240 North Shore families. 

ICYMI – you can pick up the fresh Kuilima Farms produce for free at the next Food Drop Friday on Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. next to the Pūpūkea Foodland, across from Shark’s Cove (59-712 Kamehameha Highway). 

Meanwhile, fresh fruit and vegetables are still available for purchase at the Kuilima Farms roadside farm stand located across from Kawela Bay, open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.