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One of seventy-one Kona coffee farmer entries into this years cupping competition. One of 71 Kona coffee farmer entries into this years cupping competition.
One of seventy-one Kona coffee farmer entries into this years cupping competition. One of 71 Kona coffee farmer entries into this years cupping competition.

Vision, History and Purpose



Our Vision is to:

Create a Sustainable Future for Hawaii

Hawaii has a long history of feeding her people with an abundance of wholesome, organically grown food. Only in the past century has self-sustaining agriculture been replaced by chemically based monoculture and the importation of basic foods.

Now, in these changing times, Hawaiis farmers, and her organic farmers in particular, are again looking to supply a great variety of foods to meet the local needs of an expanding health-conscious population.


History

The Hawaii Organic Farmers Association (HOFA) was formed in September 1993 in response to the federally mandated Organic Food Production Act (OFPA) of 1990. The purpose of OFPA is to set consistent organic production standards nationwide, and to boost consumer confidence in food claimed to be "organically grown." Any produce claiming to be "organic" in the USA must be certified as such by a USDA-NOP accredited certification agency.