As the majority of our immigrant clients are farmers from their respective home countries, leading self-sufficient lives means having the ability to resume their experience and skills as farmers.
Pacific Gateway Center writes grants to obtain funding to enable lease of agricultural land to immigrant and disadvantaged local farmers.
Currently we lease farmland to refugee and immigrant families in Kunia. Farming in Hawaii since early 2012, they are now producing fresh produce – cucumbers, varieties of tomatoes, squash, and beans, eggplant, okra, Thai chili peppers, avocado, and bananas. They have successfully established outlets to sell produce to both large food distributors, restaurants, and farmers' markets.
These farmers are now producing value-added products such as banana, taro and the seasonal 'ulu chips.
PGC Farm products -- fresh vegetables, eggs, and chips are sold at the Kunia Farmers' Market located at 92-1770 Kunia Road.
PGC is continually seeking agricultural land to support the any beginning and disadvantaged farmers who hope to farm. We are proud that our farm program contributes to our state's food security and provides fresh, healthy produce to our community.
Contact Nora Sisounthone at Nora for more information about PGC farm operations.