Kokua Market

The only natural foods cooperative in Hawai`i!

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Our mission: Operate thriving grocery stores in accordance with cooperative principles and promote healthy, sustainable living in Hawai'i.


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Shayna Kusumoto is now a member of Kokua Market
Aug 11
Profile IconKylie Kalma, Leolani F. Kini, Sandra Adams and 6 more joined Kokua Market
Aug 8
Keiko Buquet updated their profile
Jul 25
Joannie's event was featured

Film Screening + Fish Fry at Kokua Market

July 22, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Kokua Market is partnering with The Green House to share this very relevant documentary. The film Smog of the Sea chronicles a 1-week journey through the remote waters of the Sargasso Sea. Marine scientist…See More
Jul 20

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Parking is behind the store.

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Welcome to Kokua Market

2643 S. King St. • Honolulu, HI 96826 • (808) 941-1922   View in Google Maps We are open daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.   Contact Us

Our large parking lot is behind the store. Enter from Kahuna Lane.


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Job Opening: General Manager

Kokua Market is seeking a general manager. The job description is posted on the Cooperative Grocer Network, or here.

Please direct questions and application to kokuaboard@gmail.com by August 11, 2017.

Thank you!

Posted by Joannie on July 13, 2017 at 2:00pm

Big Island Beef Empanadas with Raisins and Green Olives

Looking for a worthy and creative use for that beautiful package of local, grass-fed beef from Kōkua Market? Here it is! I scoured the internet so you don’t have to, and found the perfect recipe to showcase this beef and make a small package feed many: baked Argentinian beef empanadas with raisins and green olives, served with mizuna, apple, and fennel salad. It really blew my mind, or I wouldn't be writing such a long-winded post about it (or a post at all-- this will be my very first), so be sure to try it if you're so inclined! Below, I’ve linked to the recipe(s) I used and provided my personal notes and tips to guide you to ~empanada euphoria~.

Making the filling:

First, I made the filling using half of this recipe, since I didn’t think I’d need 36 empanadas to feed two people (although, I’m missing them already, so maybe I should’ve). For half the recipe, I used 2/3 of a 1 lb package of Big Island grass-fed beef from the frozen section of Kōkua. (The other 1/3 was a perfect portion for an ong choy beef stir-fry for two.)

As an important aside, it’s imperative to use fresh spices here (and always, really), because spices lose their flavor over time, and probably more quickly than you think.  It's best to buy spices in small quantities and have a higher turnover than to buy a whole bottle and keep it until it taste like dust. Take…


Posted by Olivia Marohnic on May 23, 2017 at 4:30pm

2017 Board Election Result

Thank you, Kokua owners, for voting. 

I am happy to share that we are welcoming back Pam Gring-Fee and Caroline Sinavaiana to the Board. And, welcome Olivia Marohnic to the 'ohana! 


Posted by Joannie on April 27, 2017 at 4:55pm



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