Sweet Potato Chips Bag

Sweet Potato Chips Grown and Made in Hawaii

Sweet Potato Chips Bag

Hawaii Island Gourmet and Atebara Chips has been making chips locally here in Hawaii since 1936. We are Hawaii’s first chip company and are also responsible for producing the first Taro Chip (a smart business decision by the the company founder, Mr. Atebara, when all of the potatoes disappeared due to WWII). We began making sweet potato chips soon after.

Local Sweet Potato Field

Over the years we have always focused on being local and sustainable. Our methods in dealing local  help support our community and farmers, and are also responsible for the freshness and delicious quality of our chips. Today, I would like to explain this process by introducing you to one of our sweet potato farmers, Tom.

Big Island Sweet Potato Farmer Tom

Tom (in the picture above with Hawaii Island Gourmet Manager, Avis) and his family have been farming here on the Big Island for over 6 years. His company, Big Island Ag Products LLC primarily grows sweet potatoes and ginger. When I ask him what he likes about farming he states, “Our family loves farming. The thought of growing something that people like is just fantastic.”

Tom’s love of farming produces great sweet potatoes. The first important step in delicious sweet potato chips.

The second step is to make sure that the sweet potatoes are as fresh as possible. We work with Tom on a weekly basis so that his delicious sweet potatoes are brought to our shop as soon as they are pulled from the ground.

Picking the best sweet potatoes

Once they are pulled, they also have a very short trip. Tom’s farm is located just 20 minutes from our factory.

Our sweet potato “cookings” are scheduled with Tom’s deliveries to create the freshest sweet potato chips. We begin turning sweet potatoes into sweet potato chips when the sweet potatoes are the freshest. The final step.

Big Island Sweet Potato

The ability to go from farm to factory in the same day has two great outcomes.

  • The freshest sweet potatoes make the best tasting chips.
  • Our chips don’t require any additives or preservatives, making them a healthier choice.

Sweet potato chips

Our relationship with Tom and our “Farm to Factory” process allows our chips to be fresher, better tasting and more healthy.

We are proud to support our community by making our sweet potato chips and taro chips from locally farmed produce.

Give our locally made chips a try and taste the difference.

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Hawaii Island Locally Grown

Locally Grown

Hawaii Island Locally Grown
Hawaii Island Locally Grown

 

Our Goal is to Continue to Support the Local

Economy & Environment through Social

Responsibility & Sustainability Efforts

 

How does Hawai’i Island Gourmet Products

Support Sustainability?

 

1.) Support Local Agriculture

We Use Locally Grown Crops such as Taro, Sweet Potato, Macadamia Nuts, Ginger, etc.

2.) Support Local People

We Regularly Purchase Crops from 15 Big Island Family Farms

3.) Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Relying on Local Resources Decrease our Need to Import into the Islands

4.) Zero Waste Policy

We Donate Waste Materials to Local Farms as Animal Feed, Donate Used Cooking Oil to Use as Bio-Fuel to Run Vehicles, and Re-Use Plant Materials such as Replanting Previously Cut Stalks

5.) Energy Saving

We Use Energy Efficient Bulbs & Fixtures to Maintain Low Energy Consumption

6.) Giving Back to the Community

We Donate Thousands of Dollars Annually to Local Charities, Schools and Organizations and Provide Groups with Fundraising Opportunities