Robert Stanga, President of Hamakua Heritage Farm in Laupahoehoe, on the island of Hawaii, produces gourmet mushrooms known as Hamakua Mushrooms.
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Okinawan sweet potatoes grown in Hawaii will soon be used to make a popular Japanese spirit known as Shochu. Ken Hirata aims to be one of the few shochu makers outside of Japan and is working to set up a distillery and farm on Oahu.
Through a $25,000 loan from DBEDT’s Micro Loan Program, Hirata is on his way. “It’s going to be really great,” he said. “It’s going to be a high-end product” using Japan’s finest tradition and made in Hawaii thanks to the support and assistance by DBEDT.