Farmers adjust from growing for eateries to public

Referenced with permission from Maui News.

With recent restaurant and business closures and social distancing orders, harvesting and distributing fresh produce has become more challenging for farmers and for people looking to purchase locally grown food.

The Hawaii Farmers Union United, local farmers and stores are working to maintain that pipeline from the fields to the dinner table.

To address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agricultural industry, the HFUU has launched a 12- to 24-month plan to support farming communities by quickly doubling and stabilizing local food production throughout the state. [Read the full article…]