‘Ulu for all: Co-op closer to expanding operations

  • Leilani Aviro puts sliced ulu in the steamer at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Anissa Lucero shows a bag of processed ulu at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Ulu sits in a lemon juice bath before steaming at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Anissa Lucero uses a peeler to process ulu at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Leilani Aviro washes ulu before processing at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • An employee peels ulu at the Hawaii Ulu Producers Cooperative (Courtesy Photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Ulu is sliced for processing at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Courtesy Photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • An employee weighs packaged ulu at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Courtesy Photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Leilani Aviro cuts ulu for processing at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Employees cut up ulu at the Hawaii Ulu Cooperative in Honalo. (Courtesy Photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Hawaii ‘Ulu Cooperative is one step closer to expanding operations that will increase production 10-fold at the Honalo facility.