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Buy Local, It Matters

Buy Local, It Matters

Drawing at 4 p.m. on TBD, 2018, at the Pahala Community Center. Entries accepted at the Ka’u Coffee Festival booth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Annabelle Orcino, 2015 Buy Local, It Matters winner

Mahalo to our sponsors!

Participants enter the drawing by bringing a business card, product label or receipt from Buy Local, It Matters sponsors (listed below) to the Ka'u Coffee Festival Ho'olaule'a at the Pahala Community Center by 3 p.m. The more collected and entered, the better a participants chances of winning.

The winner is required to be present at the time of the drawing to collect the prize.

Businesses are encouraged to sign up as sponsors by emailing

Krystalynn Gascon, 2014 Buy Local, It Matters winner

Past winners include Jeannette Howard in 2013 and Krystalynn Gascon (pictured above, photo by Julia Neal) in 2014, Annabelle Orcino in 2015. In it's sixth year running, this event is geared towards promoting the local ecomony.

The Buy Local, It Matters campaign, by Ka'u Coffee Festival, aims to encourage residents to support Hawai'i businesses. It particularly focuses on agriculture, encouraging conscious decisions to purchase locally grown farm products. The campaign was created by University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Hawai'i Farm Bureau Federation and Hawai'i Department of Agriculture. As a community service, Hawai'i Medical Service Association sponsors printing a Buy Fresh – Buy Local Seasonality Chart on availability of local produce.


2017 Participating Businesses (click each one for more):

Ali'i Hawaiian Hula Hands, Pahala, Na'alehu, various locations

'Ano Lani Farms LLC: Na'alehu

Aroma Coffee Farm: Pahala

Bee Boys:, Na'alehu, various locations

Birdhouse Coffee Consultants

Carlsmith Ball LLP:, Hilo, Kona

Creative Arts:, Hilo

Crop Production Services:, Hilo

CU Hawaii:, Na'alehu, Pahala, Hilo, Kona, Kea'au, Pahoa

Daylight Mnd Coffee Company:, Kona

Edmund C. Olson Trust II:, Hilo

Gascon Coffee Farm: Pahala

Green Point Nurseries:, Hilo

Greenwell Farms:, Kealakekua

Hana Hou Restaurant:, Na'alehu

Hawai'i Agriculture Research Center

Hawai‘i Coffee Association

Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture

Hawai'i Forest & Trail:, Hilo, Kalaoa, Hawi, Waikoloa

Hawaiian Rooster Coffee

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

Hokuloa Farms LLC: Pahala

HPM Building Supply:, Kona, Waimea, Hilo, Keaau

Isla Custom Coffees:, Pahala

Island Naturals:, Kona, Hilo, Pahoa

J & J Farm: Pahala, various locations

J.A.D. Fernandez LLC: Pahala, various locations

J-Hawai'i Asia Pacific: Pahala

JN Coffee Farms: Pahala, various locations

Ka'u Auto Repair: Pahala, various locations

Ka'u Calendar:,, Pahala, various locations

Ka'u Coffee Growers Cooperative:, Pahala, various locations

Ka‘u Coffee Mill:, Wood Valley

Ka'u Farm & Ranch Co. LLC:, Na'alehu

Ka'u Local Products LLC: Na'alehu

Ka‘u Mahi, LLC: Pahala

Ka'u Valley Farms: Na'alehu

Kaunamano Coffee: Na'alehu

Kehau's Coffee Farm: Pahala

KTA Super Stores:, Keahou, Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Hilo

Kuahiwi Ranch Natural Beef:, Na'alehu

LDO Market: Pahala

Lind Insurance Services:, various

Mai Grille:, Waikoloa

Miranda's Farms:, Pahala, various locations

Na'alehu Ace Hardware:, Na'alehu

National Fire Protection:, Hilo

Navarro Coffee Farms: Pahala, various locations

'O Ka'u Kakou:, Na'alehu, Pahala

OK Farms:, Hilo

Okina Designs:, Pahala

Pahala Plantation Cottages:, Pahala

Pro Vision Solar:, islandwide service

Punalu‘u Bake Shop:, Na'alehu

R & G Farms/ Ka'u Royal Coffee: Pahala

R & R Javar: Pahala

Roast Magazine

Rusty’s Hawaiian 100% Ka‘u Coffee:, Pahala, various locations

Suisan:, islandwide

SunRun Solar:, islandwide service

The Curb: Kona

United Ka'u Farmers Cooperative: Pahala

Veritiv (formerly xpedx):, Hilo

Wiki Wiki Mart: Na'alehu

Will & Grace Store/Rising Sun Coffee Farm: Na'alehu, Pahala


"Buy Local, It Matters" Program is funded by Ka'u Coffee Festival.