Imagine, farm direct, island wide produce delivered to your community!
Sign-up online via the “Subscribe” button below for a 10-week subscription at a total cost of $160. The cost of the subscription will be split into two payments–$80 on the day you subscribe and one automatic payment of $80 five weeks later.
Sign up via the “Buy Now” button below for a one-week trial for $18.
Our program coordinator will contact you to schedule a pick-up location.
SNAP participant? Want to sign-up over the phone? Questions about pick-up locations? Call Chelsea Takahashi at (808) 933-6030.
How does this program work?
The Food Basket is operating an island-wide Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) for all residents of Hawaii. Utilizing our existing distribution network, a box of 5 – 7 different types of in season, local produce will be delivered to a site near you, once a week for a ten week period. With all of our consumers paying in advance, farmers improve their cash flow, minimal waste is purchased, and we can offer all residents a very competitive price. Be assured that all of your dollars will go toward 100% local produce.
Is this program open to everyone?
Yes! Part of our purpose for this program is to increase our food sustainability by purchasing more from our local farmers. To do this, we’ll need everyone’s kokua. No eligibility or paperwork is required to qualify. If you are designating someone else to pick up your produce or have other special accommodations, some paperwork will be necessary. Everyone who participates will increase the total amount of local fruit and vegetable purchases on Hawai`i Island. It’s healthy for you and our economy!
Why are there different prices for EBT customers?
Here at The Food Basket we are committed to assisting our residents to improve their lives. This commitment extends to making sure we do not make one cent of profit off of our EBT friends and neighbors.
How do I pay?
Part of our commitment to farmers on the island is our efforts to improve cash flow for farmers. Leveraging our buying power, we can pay our farmers partially in advance on their promise of the delivery of goods. Farmers often times must front the entire season’s costs without knowledge of the growing season and its challenges. Thus, we are asking that each participant help us help our farmers by paying the full amount in advance.
Cash or check are always welcome. If you wish to charge, please click the button below to access PayPal. For our EBT customers, Federal regulations allow only two weeks of food to be purchased in advance. Please call us at 808-933-6030 and ask for Kamea Wong, produce coordinator who will help you with EBT/SNAP payments.
How do I know where my pick-up site is if I sign up on line?
We have pick-up sites all over the island on various days and at different times during the week. To figure out which one is best for your situation, please give us a call or contact us via email and we’ll get you set-up!
Do you have work-site deliveries for Da Box?
Yes, we do! If you have 5 colleagues who’d like to order Da Box, we can make a weekly work-site delivery!
Together, we can put Hawai`i Island where it belongs, at the forefront of our State’s agricultural sector and the model for sustainable living. We look forward to serving you!