Hawaiian Breadfruit from 'Ulu Co-op

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This 2020 winter is absolutely the time to bring a bit of Hawaii home to you, wherever you live. 


Founded in 2016, Ulu Cooperative is building a network of small-scale, diversified farms on Hawaii Island that grow breadfruit and improve community access to such amazing, nutritious foods. It is committed to the revival of ‘ulu to strengthen Hawaii’s food security by using environmentally responsible growing and production methods.


If you are a foodie, here is a chance to try some famous Hawaiian breadfruit and support local farmers without visiting Hawaii in person, as much as we would all like to about now. The Co-op offers a variety of options such as the Elima Sampler Box, with:

  • One 12 oz. bag of mature ʻulu (breadfruit)

  • Four 1 lb. bags of ʻuala (Okinawan sweet potato)

  • Kalo (taro)

  • Kabocha squash, and

  • Cassava - all recipe-ready

They use 100% compostable, biodegradable insulation that keeps your product cold and can be used as mulch in your own backyard.

Check out other Elemental Excelerator favorites Thrilling and Trove to learn about circular shopping for vintage and secondhand items. You can also find some cool home tech at Span.