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Buy Farm Fresh Produce

Currently closed to new subscribers. Please see sidebar (at right) to be put on our wait list.

Every Saturday you can enjoy farm-fresh produce hand-picked by the farmers who grow your favorites!

O‘ahu Fresh, an independently run community supported agriculture program (CSA), is taking subscriptions for monthly allotments of farm-fresh produce grown by our farmers in Punalu‘u, as available.

How It Works

Every Saturday subscribers will receive a package of hand-picked, fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown, harvested, and packed by farmers in Punalu‘u. Each week’s selection will vary based on the season, harvest yield and availability. A description of the week’s produce will be posted on this page, so you’ll know what to look forward to.

Pick-up Required

Subscribers will pick up their bags of produce every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Keneke’s Grill, located at 53-138 Kamehameha Highway. Produce will be packed in a re-usable, insulated tote bag and stored in the Keneke’s refrigerator until it’s picked up. Get a map and directions here.

What it Costs

Subscribers pay a subscription fee of $20 per week and a one-time membership fee of $15 (plus GET) directly to O‘ahu Fresh. The membership fee pays for the setup and administration of your account by O‘ahu Fresh and for two re-usable, insulated tote bags. Find out more and register here.

Meet our Punalu‘u Farmers

Dave Burlew and his family have been farming vegetables and fruits organically for over 20 years. He began farming at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms in 2013, and also has a farm in Kahuku. Dave's concerns for the planet and its people led him to pursue a college degree in Environmental Science. Dave's path to being a positive steward of the land began when he took a course called Alternative Agriculture. Organic farming is Dave’s way of interacting directly with the ‘āina by caring for the land in an environmentally conscious and beneficial way. He began his farming career as an apprentice on a diversified certified organic farm. He attended the Tropical Horticulture program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the General Agriculture program at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Dave is pictured here with his wife Tara and their son Kainoa on their family farm.

Robert and Latasha Wilson are the owners of Little Tomato Farms, a family farm operation based at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms. Their vegetables and fruits are grown with aloha ‘āina and regenerative farm practices, without the use of synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. Their passion is to work with the land to create healthy, fresh food for their community.

Ted Nakamura is a well-respected veteran of the local farming community who has been farming in Hawaii for over thirty years. He has farmed organically since 1993, and received his USDA Organic Certification in 2002. He operates USDA certified organic farms on Kamehameha Schools’ land in Waialua and Punalu‘u, and is dedicated to growing healthy, nutritious food for the local market.

Though you wouldn’t know it from this photo, Keith Ward is the friendly owner of Keneke’s Grill, who also farms 15 acres of land at Punalu‘u Ahupua‘a Farms. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York where he milked the cows with his father every day. In addition to growing all the feed for the cows, they farmed sweet corn, green peas, soy, red kidney beans and wheat. After serving our country in the United States Marine Corp, he ended up in Hawaii in 1984 and opened his first restaurant. His goal at Keneke’s is to grow all the produce, fruits, herbs and potatoes used in his restaurant. He also raises sheep for their wool and milk, with the goal of someday producing his own ice cream and cheese.