Olakino Hawai’i Celebrates 1st Anniversary
June 3, 2021 is a very special day! Today we celebrate our birthday, on this day 1 year ago we opened Olakino Hawai’i. Although we were in a pandemic and the world was in a challenging time, we opened our farm because we knew that it was important to grow Microgreens for our community. We started with purpose and we will continue to grow high quality Microgreens for our community. We would like to take this time to mahalo all of our supporters and the people who made us who we are. We are full of gratitude for all of you. Also we would like to mahalo all of our local businesses who helped us grow and continue to do so. #olakinohawaiillc
Saturday Kamuela Farmers Market & Waimea Midweek Farmers Market
We are at the Kamuela Farmers Market every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Waimea Midweek Farmers Market every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Pukalani Road.
East Hawai'i Farm-to-Car Program
We are stoked to team up with Hilo County Farm Bureau’s East Hawaiʻi Farm To Car Program. Check out their online store and select the items you want from local businesses. Pick up is on Wednesdays and is conveniently located at the Puna Hongwanji Mission in Kea’au.
About “Olakino Hawaii"
"Ola" which means life & health and "Kino" which means Body, put together the combination of both becomes "Olakino" The Health and vitality of the body.
Olakino Hawai’i was created in Waimea and was inspired by the heritage Waimea farmers that have been farming throughout the generations that Olakino’s owner and founder, Trey Yoshizumi grew up watching. Trey speaks about these farmers with such admiration “the Nakano’s, Hirabara’s, Nakamotos, I wanted to find a way where I could give back to them and the kupuna of there generation to help there “kino” so I decided to start farming microgreens”.
Microgreens have 20-40 times the nutrients of a mature plant, this was reason enough for Trey to start farming microgreens for his community and kupunas. “It’s something easy for them to eat and eat in small quantities while still having major health benefits”.