Hamakua Meat Processors

We source the majority of our beef (along with our lamb and goat) from Hamakua Meat Processors, a small slaughterhouse and meat packing facility located in O’okala on the beautiful Hamakua Coast of the Big Island. In a state where our biggest bottleneck to accessing local proteins is the processing, we are so grateful for the hard work of the folks at HMP and the opportunity to work with them. ‘

Hamakua Meat Processors is led by Brad DeLuz, a lifelong butcher and meat processing expert, well versed in USDA regulations and beef production. Brad and his team select top quality 100% grass-fed cattle from only the finest Big Island ranches.

Hawaii is one of the best places in the country to raise cattle with no harsh winter and rainfall that supports year round grasses and forage. Our cattle industry prevents urban sprawl/development and preserves Hawai’i dwindling natural spaces. Within the state of Hawaii, total land stewardship by beef cattle ranchers is over 1 million acres, with The Big Island accounting for about 80% of the grazing heard. Hamakua Meat Processors is a crucial part of the supply chain, allowing us to keep more of our amazing beef out of mainland feedlots and here in Hawai’i for our communities.

North Shore Livestock Ranch

A small portion of our beef comes from Oahu and is mostly sold on the North Shore at Haleiwa Bottle Shop.

North Shore Livestock Ranch is located in Kahuku and owned by the Pontin family. Their Herford-Angus cattle have genetics from the original cattle first brought to Hawaii in the late 1800’s. They use multi-paddock holistic grazing methods that improve the carbon carrying capacity of the soil and mitigate greenhouse gases.

North Shore Livestock Cattle are never fed additional feed and eat only the fresh growing grass and forage from the land. They are free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids and are handled using low stress techniques. No hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or vaccines.

Wild Venison

Maui Nui

Maui Nui Venison is the only truly wild USDA certified venison in the country. Please take the time to watch this video and understand the importance of consuming Hawaiian Axis Deer in order to improve the environment and reduce the population numbers which have devestated the forests and oceans.

No hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or vaccines


Mountain View Farms, Wai’anae

Mountain View Farms is located in Wai’anae Valley and owned by David Wong, a third generation farmer. His Korean farming techniques focus on microbiome and inoculation with probiotics and prebiotics, creating a healthy environment for his pigs. They are raised in large pens using a “deep litter” system that creates a living floor where the animals can express their natural behavior to dig and root, therefore significantly reducing the stress on the animals.

David raises 10 acres of the superfood Moringa, which is fed to the animals daily, along with spent beer grain (non-gmo barley) and expired produce. Food waste is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, and by converting food waste into high quality protein, Mountain View Farms actively reduces greenhouse gases while providing delicious local meat for our community. The animals are never given antibiotics, hormones, steroids, or vaccines and have exceptional health compared to conventionally raised pigs. David attributes this to the significant importance he puts on their microbiome and environment.


Punachicks Farm

Punachicks Farm is located in Kea’au on the Big Island. It is a small family farm owned by the Taaroa family. They raise chickens on lush green pasture in large mobile hoop houses with plenty of room for the birds. Their additional feed, aside from growing grass and bugs, consists of organic certified grain and soldier fly larvae, which the Taaroa’s harvest through natural composting.  

No hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or vaccines

Wild Boar

Hawaiian Hogs, Pu’ukapu, Kamuela

Llody Case raises pigs and traps wild hogs at his farm in Waimea. Through a collaboration with Kulana Foods in Hilo, he is able to USDA certify and market local wild pigs “boar.” Lloyd’s feral pig harvest is one of the only programs of its kind in the state that helps utilize this wild invasive species.

No hormones, antibiotics, steroids, or vaccines