Updates from our new GM

Aloha & thank you for bringing me to your wonderful Co-op and community. I'm looking forward to this opportunity to infuse your Co-op with fresh life and products as well as to restoring the offerings that are old favorites. In a few weeks we will reorganize the layout of the Market and add in many of the products you are accustomed to finding at Kokua. We plan to bring back many of the local producers that have supported Kokua over the years in addition to market staples.

Please plan to celebrate the Co-op's new look and offerings the first weekend in May.

Mahalo nui loa,
Wynston Estis
Interim General Manager

 

New Products - Come Shop!

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We have new products coming in every week on top of our awesome deli which is open every day!

Newly back in stock: locally-made tofu, local grass-fed beef, beer and wine. Our produce and bulk selection are growing! Grocery has been expanded. Frozen fruits are back.  We’ll keep you posted. Come visit us and see what’s new every week!

Our hours are still 10am-6pm, with these hours being extended soon! Stay tuned!

 

Grand Re-opening Party!

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We are planning a Grand Re-opening Party at the store on Friday May 3, 4-8pm with music & drinks, along with Saturday May 4, 10am-2pm with local food vendors and samples.

Save the dates and see you there!

 

Volunteers Needed

We are seeking skilled volunteers for these projects:

1) Exterior and interior painters needed for our grand re-opening facelift. Contact Donna at donnalching@icloud.com if you’ve got painting skills!

2) Garden/ Lanai reboot on Sun April 21, 8am-noon. Will be cleaning , pruning, planting, and refreshing the space. We need 8 volunteers including someone with a truck, along with gardeners. Bring trowels and shovels. Contact Laurie to sign up lauriecarlson@me.com. Anyone with access to a forklift—please let Laurie know!

 

Donate Backyard Produce

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Surplus of avocados, citrus or other edibles?  Don’t waste! Your home grown vegetables and fruits are appreciated.  See Abdul with your goodies.  Mahalo to Miranda family of Waiahole Botanicals, Donna Ching and her neighbors for recent donations of key limes, cacao pods, calamansi, pomelos and tangerines.

 

Support from ʻUlupono

Good News: ʻUlupono Foundation has approved a $80,000 grant for Kokua’s reboot. After the initial installment of $20,000, continued funding will be contingent on quarterly sales goals through the next 9 months. We can use it for our management contract, as well as inventory purchases. Mahalo to Ulupono for this generous support!

 

Kokua Market is Hiring!

We are hiring for a new Merchandiser / Shift Lead, for a 24-40 hr/week position at $15-17 / hour. See the job description and apply on Facebook, or e-mail your resume to gm@kokua.coop.