Kawamata Farms among recipients of Grow Hawaii Agriculture Program funds

  • Ricardo picks tomatoes at Kawamata Farms in Waimea in 2019. Kawamata Farms recently received $250,000 from the state to expand operations at the hydroponic greenhouse farm. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Amanda Lima sorts tomatoes at Kawamata Farm in Waimea in 2019. Kawamata Farms recently received $250,000 from the state to expand operations at the hydroponic greenhouse farm. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Tomatoes destined for shipment throughout the state grow at Kawamata Farm in Waimea. Kawamata Farms recently received $250,000 from the state to expand operations at the hydroponic greenhouse farm. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

Waimea-based Kawamata Farms recently recevied a quarter million dollars from the state to expand operations at the hydroponic greenhouse farm.