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MA‘O Farms Expanding Its CSA

MA’O Farms has begun to expand its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce deliveries to Oahu’s Windward side, after establishing several outlets in West Oahu and Honolulu.

The service opened March 1 in Kailua, where the organic farm makes Friday afternoon stops at Foodland supermarket, in collaboration with the Kailua store and its Sullivan Ohana.

The service is for serious veggie eaters, and sharing the large order is recommended. The weekly bright yellow box contains 10 to 14 seasonal vegetables, some fruits, cooking greens, roots and herbs, plus the farm’s signature Sassy salad mix and an occasional experimental harvest.

The thriving Waianae farm is known for its youth development work and promotion of food security through a partnership with Leeward Community College. It already shares its bountiful harvest with Monday afternoon deliveries to the Souza family house in Makakilo and to the Shimabukuro home on Glenmonger Street in Waianae.

The farm’s co-founder and manager, Gary Maunakea-Forth, said even more new outlets are planned in 2013.

Fee is $134.03 per month, and subscriptions are payable by credit card. Minimum subscription is eight consecutive weeks. For details, visit maoorganicfarms.org. The web-site recommends that you NOT subscribe if you “don’t like vegetables, don’t like trying new foods, or if you don’t like to cook or eat at home.”

The farm already has established deliveries to V Lounge on Kapiolani Boulevard on Monday afternoons, and to Saunders Hall at UH Manoa on Wednesday afternoons.