Veteran Makers

We celebrate Hawaiʻi Island’s Veteran makers and entrepreneurs—mahalo for your service!

Join us in supporting Veteran-owned businesses.

Big Island Made believes in the power of our community to create an inclusive, welcoming environment where all Hawaiʻi Island business owners feel valued and supported. That’s why, to help build a culture of belonging and to promote equity in business, we are proud to join forces with Hoʻōla Farms, to highlight diverse ownership.

Hoʻōla Farms

Hoʻōla Farms’ mission is to serve military veterans, caregivers, first-responders and their families by providing opportunities to heal, connect, learn, grow and thrive. Their Growing Veterans Program provides agricultural training, hands-on educational opportunities, and therapy options for veterans and their families, along with the community, with hopes to creating sustainability and wellbeing for all.

Hawaiʻi Farm-to-Car, by Hoʻōla Farms, is an online farmer’s market with curbside pickup in Keaʻau. This weekly virtual farmer’s market is an innovative, convenient, and safe way for farmers to sell their products directly to local consumers. Vendors create a producer profile and upload photos and descriptions of their products for sale. Every week vendors log in to manage inventory and pricing of their products before the shop opens to the public. The online market is open Friday through Monday each week. Customers are able to shop available products from participating vendors from all over Hawaiʻi Island. Click here to learn more!

Browse Veteran Members

Help Us Empower Local Businesses.

Know a Veteran maker on Hawaiʻi Island?
Invite them to join Big Island Made for FREE!