Partners, Sponsors & Participating Farms
North Shore EVP is supported by a growing network of community partners and sponsors!
Certified Member Farms
About Sunrise Herbs...
Stepping onto Sunrise Herbs Farm on Oahu's North Shore, you are immediately surrounded by the characteristic smell of basil. Bright green leaves capture the eye's attention as you take in the precisely planted 6 acres. With only 2 full time workers, you might think Sunrise Herbs caters to farmers' market customers, but this small farm is actually an export powerhouse! Owner Jerry Jia has been farming for just over 4 years in quiet Laie, and is now an up-and-coming Italian basil distributor. Jerry is a first-generation farmer and says food safety is important to his operation because it helps to prevent the risks of health related conditions such as allergies and food-borne illnesses. Jerry's basil is exported to restaurants and other buyers on the east coast. Not surprisingly, Jerry 's favorite meal is salad.
About IDEC Farm...
IDEC Corporation is a globally recognized factory automation company based in Japan, and has expanded into agriculture operating two greenhouses in Japan and a tomato greenhouse in Waimanalo, Oahu. IDEC is dedicated to helping revitalize Hawaii's local agriculture production by growing high quality, organic certified, and locally available tomatoes. Managed by Keoni Valencia, Lei Hanawahine, and Leslie Hanawahine, IDEC was happy to hire people with lots of experience working and farming in Waimanalo. IDEC has been working with North Shore EVP since 2019 and became GAP certified in 2020.
Farms Working Towards Certification
About Hip Agriculture...
The Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP Agriculture) is located in North Kohala, on the Big Island. HIP Ag. Cultivates a diverse collection of Polynesian crops and operates as an educational site offering sustainable agriculture courses, youth programming, community workshops and events. HIP Ag. Is currently working towards GroupGAP certification with North Shore EVP for their Kohala Food Hub.
About Hawaii Fish Co...
Hawaii Fish Co. located in Wailua, Oahu is owned and operated by Ron and Lita Weidenbach. Hawaii Fish Co. is passionate about using innovative and sustainable farming technologies, and hopes to inspire more environmentally and economically sustainable agribusinesses across Hawaii. While their aquaponics produce is not yet available for purchase, Hawaii Fish Co. is
currently preparing for Harmonized GAP certification through North Shore EVP’s GroupGAP program and hope you will see their products in stores and markets soon!
About Hartung Brothers...
Hartung Brothers is an agri-business based in the U.S. mainland, owned and operated by Hartung Brothers Incorporated. With acreage on the west side of Kauai island, the farm grows soybeans, corn, alfalfa, cover crop, as well as produce for local sale, including watermelon, pumpkins and winter squash. Mark Bonger, the Farm Operations Lead at Hartung has been part of the farming community since he was a child and is passionate about creating sustainable growth agriculture in Hawaii. Hartung has been working with North Shore EVP, working towards GAP certification and has recently passed their internal audit.
About Hooah Farms...
Hooah Farms, located in Kahuku, is an aquaponics farm owned and operated by husband and wife Simeon and Kathrine Rojas. Hooah Farms grows a variety of delicious leafy greens that can be found at local retailers on Oahu including Down To Earth and Kokua Market. Hooah Farms has been working with North Shore EVP since 2020 and is currently preparing for Harmonized GAP certification through North Shore EVP’s GroupGAP program.