Farm Bureaus partner with Hawaii Superferry

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A new partnership between the Hawaii Superferry and The Hawaii Farm and Bureau Federation and Maui County Farm Bureau will benefit Hawaii's farmers.

The Superferry is extending a 30% discount to qualified farmers and merchants when shipping locally grown and produced goods on the ferry.

The move will help Hawaii's farmers and businesses expand to new markets and provide them with another mode of transportation.

"We applaud businesses like Hawaii Superferry, who are committed to keeping our local farmers viable, as well as help keep Hawaii sustainable," said Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation president Dean Okimoto.  "For consumers in Hawaii, this new partnership also translates into produce that is fresher and with a longer shelf life."

The Alakai is outfitted with onboard reefer plugs that allow refrigerated trucks to maintain the same temperature throughout the voyage.