It has been a full year since we launched our Fresh Venison delivery program in the earliest weeks of nationwide lockdowns. Looking back on the past year - the lessons it held for us, the partners weʻve gained, and the customers weʻve been able to greet – we are so grateful to be here and to be growing. Mahalo.
For us, this moment provides a vantage point from which we can look back on how far weʻve come and share that view with all of you - i akāka ke ʻano o ka hana, to make clear the impact of our work.
As food producers as well as community members, our impact is always foremost in our minds. We know that helping to balance Axis deer on Maui has a wide range of positive impacts on our ecosystems and while we work to fully and accurately quantify our environmental impact, we want to share the metrics we already know, including the ways in which weʻve been able to strengthen our community, and our local food systems and economy. Most importantly, central to every impact report will be the number of deer harvested and the way that number radically affects Mauiʻs projected population growth.
So, without further ado, a year, by the numbers.