Premium price and guaranteed market for your fruit.
Receive technical assistance and ongoing training in sustainable production practices.
Customized guidance and support from leading researchers and agronomists in the field.
Marketing, sales, education, outreach and administration is all taken care of.
Join a community of like-minded producers with shared values.
Participate in the governance of a new, exciting, local farmer-owned and -operated venture.
Help increase Hawai‘i's food security and sustainability.
Collaborate with other community groups to move Hawaii's food system in the right direction.
Share in the earnings of the business.
Single taxation advantage.
Why a cooperative structure?
A co-op structure was determined to be the right business model for HUPC because of our primary goal of developing a sustainable breadfruit industry in Hawai‘i that supports farmers and the community. This vision is premised on having a large number of small, diversified ‘ulu producers working together to meet Hawai‘i's demand for nutritious food - rather than a small number of large plantations. By coming together in a co-op, local producers are able to develop economies of scale, ensure year round production, attain bargaining power, and leverage each other's social, economic, political and other resources to bring the project to fruition and benefit more of Hawai‘i's residents.
How to apply?
To apply for membership please contact the co-op manager at (808) 238-8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information. She will respond to set up an intake meeting and provide you with an application form and new member questionaire.