WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS, seeking out as much produce as possible from local organic farms. Chef and staff have personally visited most of the farms and have secured the services of a produce liaison to coordinate the procurement of a wide variety of greens, sprouts, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, horseradish, carrots, citrus, herbs, green onions, cabbage, eggs - and more depending on the season. Lighthouse Delicatessen uses several different farms to complete that list.
The deli is also working with farmers to make consistent orders so the farmers know they'll have an outlet for certain vegetables they plant. Engaging a lias in this capacity ensures constant communication between chef and farmer - awareness of what’s fresh and how to integrate items into the menu, or how to adjust when a crop fails or a certain Item is not available.
We began researching farms, ordering produce, picking up and accepting deliveries months before we opened in order to test and "practice" using these crops, and work out the logistics of such an organic process. The deli now sources organic local produce from as far away as Ka'u. While there are some veggies we can’t be without but simply don’t grow on the Big Island, we do all we can to source locally and to build a dialogue with farmers and hopefully create something - a truly beneficial relationship for all of us
Everything that can be is eco-friendly, from bio-degradable cleaning products to take-out containers, using real plates and silverware for dining in the eatery. We try to do it right and be mindful of the earth.
Lighthouse Delicatessen is passionate about what we are doing, and we are always being positive and offering the best service we can - we want to share with the community and we want them to enjoy what we have to offer - a friendly and attractive place to savor a generous sandwich put together by people that really care about offering the freshest and most delicious products we can get our hands on!