Hawaiʻi Food Service Alliance and the Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative are teaming up to address Hawaiʻi’s food security and self-sufficiency concerns by stocking retail supply chains across the state with locally grown staple foods that honor Hawaiʻi’s history, culture, and unique sense of place.
Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative’s line of Recipe-Ready, Hawaiʻi-Grown staples will now be available as pre-cooked, frozen and chopped ʻulu (breadfruit), kalo (taro), palaʻai (pumpkin), and ‘uala (sweet potato) at your local grocers. This new venture with Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative which is a farmer-owned food hub from a diverse network of small farms across Hawaiʻi Island, Oʻahu, and Maui. Starting in January 2022, we will launch the co-ops retail line of frozen staples in the freezer aisles of grocery stores throughout the state. These convenient 12oz bags of cleaned, cut, and pre-cooked ‘ulu, kalo, ‘uala, and pala’ai will come ready to reheat and toss straight into a salad, stir fry, soup, curry, chili, stew – and much more!