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1 Resources listed are not intended to be endorsements of any particular entity. To recommend additions/deletions/updates to the list, send an to Contents Agribusiness Support... 3 Labor... 3 Value- Added Processing (General)... 3 Cost of Production and Pricing... 4 Sourcing... 4 Processing/Production... 4 Labeling... 5 Certified Commercial Kitchens... 5 Processed Food Safety... 6 On- Farm Food Safety... 6 Organic Certification... 6 Food Product Development/Nutrition Analysis... 7 Branding and Marketing... 7 Publications (that regularly feature local farms and food)... 7 Product Packaging... 7 Distribution and Market- Specific Resources... 8 Financing... 8 Farmer Resources... 9 Land Resources Page 1

2 Associations/Local Industry Resources Trade Shows Accounting/Bookkeeping/Other Software Page 2

3 Agribusiness Support Agribusiness Center for Excellence Florida SBDC plan- resources/ Agribusiness Incubator Program Agribusiness Incubator Program Agricultural Marketing Resource Center Iowa State University Business Action Center Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Business Registration State of Hawai i Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs DCCA s Guide to Choosing the Right Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Legal Form For Your Business Hawai i Agribusiness Guidebook University of Hawai i agribusiness- guidebook/ Hawai i SBDC Network Hawai i Small Business Development Center Hawai i Business Express Innovate Hawaii (fka Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Labor Law Requirements for New Employers Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations content/uploads/2013/03/new- Employer- Packet pdf Pacific Business Center Program University of Hawai i College of Business Administration Score Hawaii State of Hawai i Department of Taxation Tax Facts for Agricultural Producers The Kohala Center Rural and cooperative business development services This Hawai i Product Went to Market Labor program. University of Hawai i Available for Purchase: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a unique educational organic farming and cultural exchange program that allows participants to gain practical and sustainable agriculture experience, while meeting and forming relationships with people from around the world. Value- Added Processing (General) Adding Value to Locally Grown Crops in Author: Craig Elevitch and Ken Love Value- Hawaii- guide.pdf Hawai i Food Business Basics: The Kohala Center business- basics Page 3

4 Getting Started and Finding Your Niche in the Specialty Foods Business Value- Added Strategies: Taking Agricultural Products to the Next Level Food Science & Human Nutrition UHM- CTAHR Plain Language Guide to Starting a Value Added Food Business University of Hawai i University of Hawai i Northeast Network of Immigrant Farming Projects 16.pdf Cost of Production and Pricing Pricing Produce and Products for Fair University of Hawai i 13.pdf Profit Based on Cost of Production Cost of Production Agribusiness Incubator Program Chiang- COP.pdf Cost of Production Info Search for Fleming for documents regarding the economics of specific crop production Sourcing Hawai i Agriculture & Food Products State of Hawai i Department of Agriculture database Database Hawaiian Agricultural Products University of Hawai i at Hilo; College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management Processing/Production Co- Packer Options Specialty Food Resource First Commercial Kitchen LLC (food processing incubator/co- packer not a kitchen for rent) B Ukee St. (Plant address) Waipahu, HI Puahi St., Ste A (Office address) Waipahu, Hi Ph: Fx: Page 4

5 Labeling U.S. Food and Drug Administration Labeling & Nutrition Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information Guidance for Industry State of Hawaii Department of Health Basic Guidelines for Food Labeling ryinformation/labelingnutrition/default.htm drug/files/2013/05/basic- GUIDELINES- FOR- FOOD- LABELING.pdf Certified Commercial Kitchens Pacific Gateway Center 83 North King Street HonoluFlu, Hawaii kitchen- incubator- and- bottling- facility.html Phone: Fax: 808: Key Project Kahaluu (Oahu) Waihe`e Road Kane`ohe HI Ken Weir, Kitchen Manager ext Pacifikool Cheryl To (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Oahu) Ronnies Kitchen David Reantaso (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Oahu) Bannister St., Kalihi Nights only - minimum 3 nights. No grease trap Sand Island $250 for 4 days or more, $350 for 1 to 3 days. Hours available are from 330 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends Waialua Community Kitchen (Oahu) P.O. Box 538, Waialua, HI Anahola Community Kitchen (Kauai) Pono Center at Lokahi Pacific (Maui) Big Island Wellness Solutions, dba The Kitchen (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Hawaii Island) Randy Silverman Main Street Suite 204 Wailuku, HI (808) Haihai Street, Hilo HI Dean Shigeoka, Manager (808) Page 5

6 Kala Snack Time - Drake Neff (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Hawaii Island) Mahina Mele Farm Jason & Kollette Stith (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Hawaii Island) Tropical Dreams Ice Cream - Nancy Edney (Producer kitchen available for rental) (Hawaii Island) Kona- Kaloko Limited space best for food repackaging, with possibility to run ovens. 1,000 sq foot room ideally set up for farmers to package products, fish cutting. Basic food prep. No hoods set up Mamalahoa Hwy Captain Cook, HI Certified space but no cooking equipment better for packing, dehydrating, juicing, etc. Available every day but Tues and Wed Lalamilo Farm Rd. Kamuela, HI fax Offers occasional rentals for limited use (e.g. backup kitchen for food trucks, light prep, etc.) Typical fee is $25 an hour, depending on availability, plus clean up fee if required. Processed Food Safety Basic Food Safety for Food Handlers Pacific Agrosecurity & Food Safety Program afsp/?page_id=161 Food Safety Solutions, LLC Local food safety consultants State of Hawai i Department of Health On- Farm Food Safety CTAHR Good Agricultural Practices University of Hawai i Coaching On- Farm Food Safety Project Familyfarmed.org Organic Certification Hawaii Organic Farming Association International Certification Services, Inc. Sarah Townsend intl.com/ Page 6

7 Maile Woodhall USDA Organic Certifiers intl.com Organic Certifiers, Inc List of USDA- Authorized Organic Certifying Agents by State(s) of Operation in the United States Food Product Development/Nutrition Analysis Food Quality Labs Maui Food Innovation Center Maui Food Technology Center Branding and Marketing Buy Local, It Matters! State of Hawai i Market Development Branch local- it- matters/ Hawai i Island Farmer s Guide to Author: Craig Elevitch, Nicole Milne, and Jim Cain Accessing Local Markets Hawai i Seals of Quality State of Hawai i Market Development Branch of- quality/ Local Food Market Demand Study A detailed consumer survey of nearly 1,200 shoppers food- market- demand- study- - 3 across Oahu showed an overwhelming majority believe buying local is very important, and a large percentage are willing to pay more for some local products. Marketing 101 Manual: An Introduction Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) to Basic Marketing Practices Marketing, Business & Risk Various publications available from the National Management Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Sullivan Higdon & Sink White Papers relating to Food Marketing Publications (that regularly feature local farms and food) Edible Hawaiian Islands Hana Hou! Hawaiian Airlines Magazine Product Packaging Page 7

8 Local Packaging Options Aloha Bottling Company Dana Labels & Packaging K. Yamada Distributors Malolo Beverages printing- services/packaging/ Distribution and Market- Specific Resources Ala Moana; Haleiwa; Hawaii Kai Farmers Markets City and County of Honolulu People s Open Market City and County of Honolulu; Department of Parks and Recreation for application and insurance requirements: Hawaii Farmers Market and Agritourism Venues; Best Food Business and Food University of Hawai I Hilo and itourism_venues.pdf Handling Practices for Farmers and Vendors Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone HFBF Farmers Market Kapiolani Community College; Kailua; Mililani; Honolulu; info/ Keauhou; Kino ole Hilo Farmer s Market Kauai County Farm Bureau Kauai Sunshine Markets County of Kauai Maui Farmer s Market List and contact info listed by Maui County Farm Bureau farmers- markets/ Preflight Checklist for Shipping Your University of Hawai i 1.PDF Quality Hawaii Agricultural Product Waipa Foundation Whole Foods Market Quality Standards our- products/quality- standards Financing Crowdfunding Sites For example: Feed the Hunger Foundation hunger.com/hawaii- and- california- projects Financial Institutions in Hawaii of- companies/ Page 8

9 Hawaii Island Food Producers Fund Kahiau Rural Business Development Microloan Program Office of Hawaiian Affairs Small Business Administration State of Hawai i Agricultural Loan Division USDA Farm Service Agency USDA Rural Development Whole Foods Local Producer Loan Program kiva kahiau structure/loans- grants ding values/caring- communities/local- producer- loan- program Farmer Resources Agricultural Diagnostics Service Center University of Hawai i UHM- CTAHR Beginning Farmer- Rancher The Kohala Center Development Program Choose What to Grow Tutorial Northeast Beginning Farmer Project what- to- produce- tutorial/ Cooperative Extension Offices and University of Hawai i Research Stations GoFarm Hawaii New farmer training program Hawai i Department of Agriculture High School Agriculture Internship The Kohala Center Program Seed Program UHM- CTAHR University of Hawai i Sustainable and Organic Agriculture University of Hawai i Program Cooperative Extension Service CTAHR USDA Agricultural Marketing Service USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Program organic- certification- cost- share- programs/ Page 9

10 Land Resources Agribusiness Development Corporation Oahu, Kauai (808) office/agribusiness- development- corporation/ Grove Farm Kauai Arryl Kaneshiro Fill out a leasing inquiry form Hawaii Agricultural Foundation Oahu ag- park- kunia/applications Hawaii Reserves Inc. Kamehameha Schools Mililani Agricultural Park, LLC Private land owners State Agricultural Parks Properties in Laie George Reid Multiple Islands Land Assets Division Oahu Wayne Ogasawara or cell no Classified Ads Craigslist Real Estate Web Sites Classified sections of Farming Publications and resources Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai Randy Teruya Agricultural Asset Manager DOA parks/ Associations/Local Industry Resources Big Island Farm Bureau Farmers and Friends Hawai i Agritourism Association Hawai i Farm Bureau Federation Hawaii Farmers Union United Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association Page 10

11 Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA) Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Kona County Farm Bureau Specialty Food Association Trade Shows Fancy Food Show Specialty Food & Beverage Expo and Training food- show/ Made in Hawaii Festival Natural Products Expo Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Expo Accounting/Bookkeeping/Other Software QuickBooks Accounting Software Wave Accounting Software Farm Accounting and Record Keeping Lesson By: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Page 11

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