HONOLULU [March 26, 2020] - The City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau today announced a “Farm to Car” program, in an effort to provide O‘ahu residents with fresh fruits and vegetables during Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Stay at Home/Work from Home Emergency Order.
Through this “Farm to Car” program, customers can pre-order local farm products online at hfbf.org/farm-to-car then pick-up their order with minimal personal contact.
- The program will begin Wednesday, April 1 for the Honolulu Farmers’ Market at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.
- “Grab and go” pick-up will be set up at the “Gallery” on the Ewa end of the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.
- Following this pilot week, the program will then be expanded to other locations across O’ahu.
Under the Mayor’s Emergency Order (No. 2020-02), farmers’ markets are declared Essential Business and delivering fruits and vegetables are deemed Essential Activity.
“‘Farm to Car’ is an innovative approach to provide fresh produce to O‘ahu residents while ensuring safe social distancing,” said Mayor Caldwell. “Continuing the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables is always important to the health and nutrition of those throughout the City and County of Honolulu, but especially now under the threat of COVID-19.”
For more information on the “Farm to Car” program, call (808) 848-2074.