Address: 79-7500 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua HI 96750 / (808) 324-6600
About Us / Adaptations, Inc. History: We grow and handle exclusively local produce to support Hawaii's family farms. Residents can purchase from us through our subscription service, Fresh Feast CSA. Restaurants, resorts, natural and traditional grocery stores, schools, institutions and caterers can purchase wholesale directly from our distribution company.Our Fresh Feast service is a unique Big Island offering. Adaptations grows its own certified organic crops on two farms. Veggies, herbs and fruit grow on our 7.5 acre farm in Honaunau and coffee and veggies grow on our one acre farm in Captain Cook. We also source island grown crops from over 100 other growers on the island.Our mission is to engage in ecologically soundcommunity and land development based on organic farming,alternative energy and complimentary medicine.Community Supported Agriculture is an exciting alternative food distribution system. By supporting our network of family farms directly, you are securing the agricultural integrity of our island while lowering your carbon footprint and in exchange you are receiving nutritious, locally grown produce. The Philosophy of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is more of a relationship than a simple convenience or a give and take of produce for cash; it is based on mutual respect between the customers and the farmers. Under the CSA model, members pay in advance for the food they will receive, reflecting the risk that farmers take to plant, tend, and harvest crops. You will find a wide variety included in your feast that may extend beyond what you might choose for yourself on your own. We do all we can to assure a full and wonderful harvest, but certain things are beyond our control, and may reduce yields, create substitutions, or result in complete losses. We cannot guarantee the inclusion of specific crops at specific times in specific quantities. Our web store will offer items that are guaranteed to be available for purchase through the customized feast, or in addition to a basic or gourmet share. We leverage over twenty years of experience in food production to do the best we can to ensure the value of your feast. Our large network of local growers allows us to gather variety and freshness for you. Your box may occasionally contain a hitchhiker – or two – and your veggies will look like they are grown by real people and under real conditions. Adaptations has developed long-term relationships with our growers and we are aware of the production methods and the integrity of each farm. Not every farm is certified organic, many philosophies are integrated into the production plans and we have ascertained the quality and value of each producer’s methods. We have our own 7.5 acre certified organic farm in Honaunau and this gives us a unique ability to understand and advise our fellow growers. As we continue to develop our website, we will share information and pictures of our network of family farmers so that you can get to know them, too.